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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY345 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3 cr.)

This course examines the fundamentals of the development and practice of sexuality in the human being and the historical, psychological, and psychosocial aspects of human sexuality from childhood to old age.  Sexual behaviors and values in contemporary society from both a psychological and sociological perspective are explored.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Understand and apply the different psychological theories to the study of human sexual behavior.
  2. Identify and explain effective research methodology and evaluate current research on human sexuality.
  3. Integrate the interaction of the biological bases of human sexuality with the psychological and historical influences in our society.
  4. Analyze the effect of psychological factors such as gender, experience, sense of self, love, communication, and respect on sexual behavior.
  5. Describe the developmental process of human sexuality over the entire lifespan.
  6. Evaluate the effect of culture, moral values, ethics, and religion on human sexuality.
  7. Compare the variations in sexuality found across social classes, ethnic groups, and other species.
  8. Discuss variations in human sexual response, expression, and patterns of behavior.

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