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Chapter6 SEXUALITY IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE


1. Know the psychosexual development in infancy and childhood, including sexual curiosity, sex play,
and masturbation, and the role of the family in teaching children about sexuality.
2. Know the current research on the origins of homosexuality.
3. Know the physical changes during puberty for both girls and boys.
4. Know the influences on adolescent psychosexual development, including parents, peers, and the media.
5. Know adolescent sexual learning, including masturbation, normative behavior sequence, virginity, and
first intercourse.
6. List and analyze the four types of sexuality education programs that are currently offered in schools
and communities.
7. Analyze nonmarital sexuality, including its increasing acceptance and the factors leading to nonmarital
sexual involvement.
8. Know the process of establishing a gay, lesbian, and bisexual identity.
9. Recognize and define the key term listed below:
Adolescence
precocious puberty
puberty

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nocturnal emissions
psychosexual development

SEXUALITY IN ADULTHOOD

1. Know current research on the origins of homosexuality.


2. Describe special problems confronted by gay and lesbian adults.
3. Analyze nonmarital sexuality, including its increasing acceptance and the factors leading to nonmarital
sexual involvement.
4. Describe the process of establishing a gay, lesbian, and bisexual identity.
5. Discuss the modern experience of being single, including perspectives from the gay, lesbian, bisexual,
and transgender communities.
6. Describe and analyze cohabitation among heterosexuals, gay men, and lesbians, including advantages
and disadvantages and differences between heterosexual and gay/lesbian cohabitation.
7. Investigate established relationship and marital sexuality, including frequency of sexual interactions,
the significance of sexual exclusivity, and reproductive legitimacy.
8. Explain the effects of divorce on postdivorce individuals, single parents, and children.
9. Discuss issues of sexuality and aging, especially those factors that affect sexual satisfaction in the later
years.
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Discuss issues of sexuality and aging, especially menopause and male climacteric.

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Analyze the debate over postmenopause hormone therapy, making reference to relevant research.
Recognize and define the key terms listed below:

Cohabitation
Homoeroticism
hot flash
menopause
perimenopause

domestic partnership
hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
internalized homophobia
menopausal hormone therapy (MHT)
serial monogamy

Chapter8LOVE AND COMMUNICATION IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS


1. Understand the relationship between friendship and love.
2. Evaluate similarities and differences in attitudes toward love by heterosexual men and women and by
gay men and lesbians.
3. Analyze the differences and similarities in relationship quality of gay, lesbian, and heterosexual
couples.
4. Understand sex without emotional attachment and celibacy as choices.
5. Identify the attitudes and behaviors associated with love.
6. List, describe, and give examples of the different styles of love.
7. List the components of the triangular theory of love and apply theory to practice about how they
combine to create different forms of love.
8. Know love as a form of attachment, including the different styles of attachment.
9. Examine the different types of unrequited love and how they relate to attachment theory.
10. Examine jealousy, including psychological dimensions, types of jealousy, and how jealousy can
impact a relationship.
11. Assess the roles of commitment, caring, and self-disclosure in intimate love.
12. Describe extrarelational involvements, including extrarelational sex in commited relationships and
dating.
13. Assess the cultural, social, and psychological contexts of communication, with examples of each.
14. Identify the role of proximity, eye contact, and touching in nonverbal communication.
15. List and give examples of communication patterns in satisfied relationships and discuss gender
differences in partner communication.
16. Describe and give examples of the keys to good sexual communication, including self-disclosure,
trust, and feedback.

17. Discuss types of conflicts and the nature and sources of power in intimate relationships, including the
power of love.
18. Describe sexual conflicts, including sex and power issues, the characteristics of conflict resolution in
happy and unhappy couples, and strategies for resolving conflicts.
19. Recognize and define the key terms listed below:
Agape
Asexuality
avoidant attachment
celibacy
communication
eros
feedback
intimate love
ludus
open marriage
pragma
secure attachment
status
swinger
trust

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anxious/ambivalent attachment
attachment
caring
commitment
conflict
extradyadici nvolvement
halo effect
jealousy
mania
polyamorist
proximity
self-disclosure
storge
triangular theory of love
unrequited love

Sexual Expression

1. Know the elements of sexual attractiveness along gender and orientation lines and discuss the impact
of the halo effect.
2. Explain how ratings of attractiveness differ in casual and long-term relationships.
3. Analyze sexual attraction, including differences in sexual desire.
4. Appraise the role and function of autoeroticism, including sexual fantasies, dreams, and masturbation
through the life cycle.
5. Identify various types of sensuous touching and their role in sexuality.
6. Describe the various meanings associated with kissing and its role as a form of sexual behavior.
7. Discuss oral-genital sex, including cunnilingus and fellatio, changing attitudes toward it, and varying
incidence by ethnicity.
8. Assess the incidence and types of sexual intercourse.
9. Discuss anal eroticism, varying incidence by orientation and ethnicity, and health concerns.
Define the key terms listed below:
anal eroticism
analingus
autofellatio
erotophobia

anal intercourse
autoeroticism
erotophilia
friends with benefits

hooking up
masturbation
mate poaching
pleasuring
sexual strategies theory
tribidism

interfemoral intercourse
mate guarding
oral-genital sex
sexual scripts
tantric sex