The Social Dimension of Sex

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Psychology - 294 pages

A contemporary, provocative exploration of the social dimension of sexuality, with a focus on applying research findings.

Much of the scientific writing about sex has focused on the inner, biological processes and clinical problems and treatments, neglecting the important social dimension of sexuality. This unique volume merges research in social psychology and human sexuality, using themes from social psychology to shed light on sexual behavior and demonstrate how sexual behavior is shaped by social surroundings.

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Contents

How Much Sex Is Going On?
18
From Conquests
39
Nature Culture and What If Theres No One to Marry
72
Copyright

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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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