Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity (case), Books a la Carte Plus MyPsychKit -- Access Card Package, 8th Edition

By Spencer A. Rathus, Jeffrey S. Nevid, Lois Fichner-Rathus

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 21, 2010


The perfect balance between science and pedagogy.  Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, 8e examines the rich diversity found in human sexuality and helps students develop their own opinions by promoting critical thinking skills, personal sexual health awareness, and responsible decision-making. Firmly rooted in science, the text systematically encourages students to apply the research to their own lives.

Table of Contents

1      What Is Human Sexuality? 

2      Research Methods in Human Sexuality 

3      Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology 

4      Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology 

5      Sexual Arousal and Response 

6      Gender Identity and Gender Roles 

7      Attraction and Love-Binding Forces 

8      Relationships and Communication 

9      Sexual Behavior and Fantasies 

10    Sexual Orientation 

11    Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth 

12    Contraception and Abortion 

13    Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence 

14    Sexuality in Adulthood 

15    Sexual Dysfunctions 

16    Sexually Transmitted Infections 

17    Atypical Sexual Variations 

18    Sexual Coercion 

19    The World of Commercial Sex:  A Disneyland for Adults?