Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
PSY 355 Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality
(Also WGS 355 )
4 hours; 4 credits
This course focuses on current issues in the psychological study of human sexuality, with an emphasis on social psychological perspectives. It will review contemporary debates in the psychological theory and research on human sexuality. It will begin with an overview of current theories, research methods, and issues related to the study of sexuality in psychology. It will then cover current controversies in the measurement of sexuality, theories of sexual desire, debates about sexual pathologies and treatments, the impact of technology on sexuality, and conclude with a few unresolved issues and future directions.
Prerequisites: PSY 235
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