Social Psychology and Human Sexuality: Essential Readings

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Roy F. Baumeister
Psychology Press, 2001 - Psychology - 354 pages
In spite of its central importance in human relationships, the study of sexuality has been somewhat neglected by social psychologists. This reader brings together a fascinating selection of articles which examine sex as a social phenomenon: as a group of behavior patterns that people engage in together, under the influence of social pressures, and indeed as ways that people relate to each other.
 

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Contents

Gender and Sexual Behavior
25
READING 2
50
READING 3
57
READING 4
95
Virginity
135
P A R T 4
155
of Canadian Students
173
P A R T 5
187
READING 12
244
READING 13
256
P A R T 7
275
READING 15
285
P A R T 8
293
P A R T 9
315
Appendix How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology
327
Author Index
337

READING 9
213
P A R T 6
221
Deprivation
236

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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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