Psychology of Human Sexuality
This course examines the physiological and psychological components of human sexuality and their interaction. The primary focus includes: theoretical perspectives on sexuality; interpersonal attraction; cultural influences on sexual attitudes and behaviors; research and perspectives on sex; and sexual disorders and dysfunctions.
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Describe and compare the several theoretical approaches to sexual development and indicate how each theory explains the key factors involved in emotional, mental, physical, cultural, social, and procreation processes.
- Demonstrate a general knowledge of the basic concepts of human sexual behavior from adolescence and throughout the lifecycle.
- Utilize the course to gain insight into his or her own developmental process, sexual attitudes, and behavior.
- Understand the concept of orientation, sexual variations, sexual disorders, and how these apply to human sexuality and self-image.