Psychological Perspectives on Human Sexuality

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1999-12-23
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Summary

A comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date examination of the most important topics in human sexuality. Psychological Perspectives on Human Sexuality offers a comprehensive and much-needed empirical examination of human sexuality. It is the first book in the field to speak to the needs of both the social scientist and the mental health professional. This important work also provides a complete scientific survey of the latest research along with guidance for its application to clinical practice. Researchers, clinicians, and students alike will value this collection of critical reviews covering a broad range of contemporary scientific inquiry into human sexuality. The book encapsulates the state of the art in research in such new subjects as genital surgery on children and Internet sex, as well as the most current approaches to such traditional topics as sexual orientation and gender/transgender issues. You ll also find in-depth coverage of such topics as: * Male and Female Sexuality * Sexual Fantasy and Erotica/Pornography * Disabled Sexual Partners * Older Adult Sexuality * HIV/AIDS and Sexuality * Paraphilias * The Aftermath of Child Sexual Abuse * Rape and Sexual Aggression * Therapists Sexual Misconduct

Author Biography

LENORE T. SZUCHMAN, PhD, and FRANK MUSCARELLA, PhD, are both on the psychology faculty of Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, where they teach graduate and undergraduate courses in human sexuality. Dr. Szuchman is an experimental psychologist whose research is in the field of adult development and aging. She has also published books on professional writing in the social sciences. Dr. Muscarella is a clinical psychologist with research interests in human sexuality and evolutionary psychology. He has published theoretical works on the evolution of homoerotic behavior in humans.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Part I BACKGROUND
Research in Human Sexuality
3(57)
David A. Wagstaff
Paul R. Abramson
Steven D. Pinkerton
Male Sexuality
60(41)
Walter Everaerd
Ellen T.M. Laan
Mark Spiering
Female Sexuality
101(48)
Walter Everaerd
Ellen T.M. Laan
Stephanie Both
Janneke van der Velde
Part II CORE ISSUES
Issues of Transgender
149(47)
Sandra S. Cole
Dallas Denny
A. Evan Eyler
Sandra L. Samons
Sexual Orientation
196(36)
Alan L. Ellis
Robert W. Mitchell
Love Relationships
232(51)
Pamela C. Regan
Sexual Fantasy and Erotica/Pornography: Internal and External Imagery
283(26)
Donn Byrne
Julie A. Osland
Part III DESEXUALIZED GROUPS
Disabled Sexual Partners
309(46)
Linda R. Mona
P. Sandor Gardos
Older Adult Sexuality
355(28)
John M. Kellett
Part IV ISSUES OF CULTURAL CONCERN
HIV/AIDS and Sexuality
383(33)
Michael W. Ross
Lena Nilsson Schonnesson
Adolescent Sexuality
416(24)
Roberta L. Paikoff
Anthony McCormick
Lynda M. Sagrestano
Genital Surgery on Children below the Age of Consent
440(40)
Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
Cheryl Chase
Tim Hammond
Ronald Goldman
Paraphilias
480(39)
Jay R. Feierman
Lisa A. Feierman
Sexuality and the Internet: The Next Sexual Revolution
519(30)
Al Cooper
Sylvain Boies
Marlene Maheu
David Greenfield
Part V SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION
The Aftermath of Child Sexual Abuse: The Treatment of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Reactions
549(24)
Christine A. Courtois
Rape and Sexual Aggression
573(30)
Karen S. Calhoun
Amy E. Wilson
Therapists' Sexual Feelings and Behaviors: Research, Trends, and Quandaries
603(56)
Kenneth S. Pope
Author Index 659(15)
Subject Index 674

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