Human Sexuality Today

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/6/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Examines how human sexuality impacts students’ lives today


Human Sexuality Today Plus NEW MyPsychLab with eText - Access Card Package, 8/e ,is an appealing, readable, and humanistic guide to human sexuality, with a sound balance between facts and understanding. Through the authors’ conversational writing style, readers will gain insight into human sexuality, helping them feel comfortable about themselves and their own sexuality.


MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the King program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps measure students’ success. With MyDevelopmentLab, students can watch videos on human sexuality, study key terms and concepts with flashcards, and develop critical thinking skills through writing.


Author Biography

Bruce King received a B.A. in psychology from UCLA in 1969 and a Ph.D. in biopsychology from the University of Chicago in 1978. He taught for 29 years at the University of New Orleans and is presently chair of the Department of Psychology at Clemson University. He has taught human sexuality to over 50,000 students. In addition to conducting research in the field of human sexuality, Dr. King has co-authored a textbook on statistics and has published over 75 papers on the biological basis of feeding behavior and obesity. He is a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, and the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1:    Why a Course in Human Sexuality?

Chapter 2:    Our Sexual and Reproductive Anatomy.

Chapter 3:    Hormones and Sexuality.

Chapter 4:    Similarities and Differences in Our Sexual Responses.

Chapter 5:    Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexually Related Diseases.

Chapter 6:    Birth Control.

Chapter 7:    Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Chapter 8:    Becoming a Woman/Becoming a Man: Gender Identity and Gender Roles.

Chapter 9:    Sexual Orientation.

Chapter 10:  Life-Span Sexual Development.

Chapter 11:  Adult Sexual Behaviors and Attitudes.

Chapter 12:  Love and Relationships.

Chapter 13:  Sexual Problems and Therapy.

Chapter 14:  Paraphilias and Sexual Variants.

Chapter 15:  Sexual Victimization: Rape, Coercion, Harassment, and Abuse of Children.

Chapter 16:  Selling Sex: Social and Legal Issues

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