Human Sexuality (4th ed. 2012)

Human Sexuality (4th ed. 2012)

By: Janice I. Baldwin (author), Simon LeVay (author)Hardback

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This book helps students understand the diversity of human sexual expression and the many perspectives from which sexuality can be studied. Known for its high-quality presentation of biological aspects, the book also devotes rich coverage to the insights gained from a range of fields, such as cognitive science and social psychology.

About Author

SIMON LEVAY, Ph.D. British-born neuroscientist turned science writer and teacher. He was educated at Cambridge University, UK,and the University of Goettingen, Germany. In 1971, he moved to the United States. He has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and has taught at Harvard, the University of California, and Stanford University, all USA. LeVay has authored over 40 scientific studies; the best known of these is a 1991 report in Science that described a difference in brain structure between heterosexual and homosexual men. This study helped spark a wealth of new research on the biology of sexual orientation. LeVay is the author or coauthor of nine books, some in the area of human sexuality and others on a broader range of scientific topics. JANICE BALDWIN, Ph.D. Sociologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. She is co-author, with her husband John Baldwin, of numerous studies and articles in the area of sexuality and sex education, as well as the textbook Behavior Principles in Everyday Life, now in its fourth edition. The Baldwins co-teach an undergraduate Human Sexuality course that is regularly voted Best Course at UCSB. They also teach an advanced seminar course on the same topic. The Baldwins have been named as Best Professors on several occasions.


Perspectives on Sexuality.- Sex and Evolution.- Women's Bodies.- Men's Bodies.- Sex Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle.- Sexual Development.- Gender.- Attraction, Arousal, and Response.- Sexual Behavior.- Sexual Relationships.- Fertility, Pregnancy, and Childbirth.- Contraception and Abortion.- Sexuality across the Lifespan.- Sexual Orientation.- Atypical Sexuality.- Sexual Disorders.- Sexually Transmitted Diseases.- Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Partner Violence.- Sex as a Commodity.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780878935703
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 634
  • ID: 9780878935703
  • ISBN10: 0878935703
  • edition: 4th ed. 2012

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