The Social Dimension of Sex

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Psychology - 294 pages
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Explores the social dimensions of sexuality, topics such as the number of partners in both homosexual and heterosexual relationships, self- esteem and sex, masochism, cross-cultural comparisons, cultural vs. natural construction of sex, sex drive, pornography, novelty, rape, and marriage. Tice and B

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What This Book Is About
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How Much Sex Is Going On?
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From Conquests
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Roy F. Baumeister is the Eppes Eminent Professor of Psychology and head of the social psychology graduate program at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Princeton in 1978 and did a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. Baumeister has worked at Case Western Reserve University, as well as the University of Texas, University of Virginia, Max-Planck-Institute, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Baumeister's has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the Templeton Foundation. His research spans the areas of self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation. He is the author of nearly 400 publications. His books include Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty , The Cultural Animal , Meanings of Life and Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.

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