Understanding Human Sexuality

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-22
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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This trusted text examines the biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives of human sexuality and provides practical information needed for everyday living, all with a firm grounding in research. The thoroughly revised twelfth edition of Hyde, Understanding Human Sexuality, features a new emphasis on critical thinking skill development, with input from expert Diane Halpern to ensure clarity and accessibility for students. The author team features a unique combination of a psychologist and a sociologist, which gives this text a distinct interdisciplinary perspective.

New to this edition is Connect Human Sexuality, with the groundbreaking adaptive learning diagnostic, LearnSmart and assignable and assessable videos.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Sexuality in Perspective
CHAPTER 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Sexuality
CHAPTER 3 Sex Research
CHAPTER 4 Sexual Anatomy
CHAPTER 5 Sex Hormones, Sexual Differentiation, and the Menstrual Cycle
CHAPTER 6 Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
CHAPTER 7 Contraception and Abortion
CHAPTER 8 Sexual Arousal
CHAPTER 9 Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence
CHAPTER 10 Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Adulthood
CHAPTER 11 Attraction, Love, and Communication
CHAPTER 12 Gender and Sexuality
CHAPTER 13 Sexual Orientation: Gay, Straight, or Bi?
CHAPTER 14 Variations in Sexual Behavior
CHAPTER 15 Sexual Coercion
CHAPTER 16 Sex for Sale
CHAPTER 17 Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy
CHAPTER 18 Sexually Transmitted Infections
CHAPTER 19 Ethics, Religion, and Sexuality
CHAPTER 20 Sex and the Law
EPILOGUE Looking to the Future: Sexuality Education

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