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:

  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the basic concepts of human sexual behavior from adolescence and throughout the lifecycle.
  3. Utilize the course to gain insight into his or her own developmental process, sexual attitudes, and behavior.
  4. Understand the concept of orientation, sexual variations, sexual disorders, and how these apply to human sexuality and self-image.