Hooking Up: The Psychology of Sex and Dating

Editor/Author Helm, Katherine M.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 978-1-61-069950-1
Category: Psychology
Book Status: Pending
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This book gives readers a single-stop resource for learning about the intersections of psychology, human attraction, sexuality, cultural norms, and sexual behavior. This overview covers popular topics in human sexuality such as the ubiquitous forms of sex in society (e.g., gender roles, sexual orientation, media and technology, cultural norms about sex), the importance of sex in every individual's life, the positive and negative effects of sex, specific psychological theories and theorists, sex over the developmental lifespan, and different cultural perspectives on topics in human sexuality.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Series Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: Sex in Everyday Life
  • 1 What: The Many Forms of Sex
  • 2 Why: The Importance of Sex in Our Lives
  • 3 How: The Positive and Negative Effects of Sex
  • 4 Who: Psychologists’ Theories about Sex
  • 5 When: Sex throughout the Life Cycle
  • 6 Where: Sex around the World
  • Part II: Scenarios
  • Part III: Controversies and Debates
  • Directory of Resources
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author and Contributors