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Psychology 2075 Study Guide - Summer 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Sexual Dysfunction, Hiv, Canada


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH 2075
Professor
William Fisher
Study Guide
Midterm

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Psychology 2075
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Fall 2018

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Introduction
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
2:23 PM
It all started with porn
People who have the most children were the most offended with porn, why is this?
o Sexual emotions
Intense, characteristic, generalized, and consequential (do things we like, avoid things
e do’t
How we feel about sex drives us to know what we actually know about it
o Having babies is easy
Not having babies involves performance of complex series of contraceptive
behaviours:
Learning about contraception
Anticipating intercourse
Publicly acquiring contraception
Communicating about contraception
Consistent use of contraception
o Sexual emotions drive selective avoidance or approach of contraception
sae as aoe learig aout otraeptio…
Unless you're comfortable with sexuality, you will go out an use contraceptive
behaviours, if you are not comfortable =possibly having more kids
Campus wide intervention
All the steps of acquiring, using, and discussing contraception
Disinhibit emotional barriers to contraception
Inform, script and motivate contraceptive behaviour
After this, there was a drop of western pregnancy rate
AIDS: the ultimate STI
Transmitted by most pleasurable human activity of all
Transmitted by behaviour required for species survival
Keeps host well and infectious for about 10 years (HIV virus)
HIV prevention behaviour sequence
o Self-acceptance of sexuality
o Learning relative info about prevention
o Bring up prevention, or get out (can we use a condom?)
o Go public, get tested
o Consistent practice of prevention (feeling of relief)
o Shifting preventive scripts (abstinence, or HIV testing)
South African 15 year old: 2% chance she has HIV, at 20 she has 20% chance
o Most likely dating someone older who has HIV
Science of male and female sexuality
Science of porn
Science of sexual dysfunction and sexual pharmacotherapy
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Introduction and history
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
8:29 PM
What is sex?
Sex as a binary noun
o Male and female
Chromosomal sex
Xx or XY, other
o Hormonal sex: androgen, estrogen
o Anatomical
Penis, vagina, testes, ovaries, prostate, fallopian tubes
Sex as gender identity
o 'I am male, I am queer, I am none of the above etc'
o Sexual identity may or may not match an individuals chromosomal, anatomical, hormonal
sex
Sex and sexual orientation
o Heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, pansexual (attracted to persons), asexual orientation
Sex as a verb
o Is masturbating having sex?
o Is oral sex having sex? (prof says 'the new handshake')
40 years ago couples would hold hands, then kiss, makeout, etc. BUT oral sex was
after having intercourse
Our generation shows that more people are orally sexually active than coitus active
(intercourse sex)
o Is anal having sex?
o Is penis-in-vagina sex?
o Is hooking up sex?
Sex research challenge
o How many sexual partners have you had in the last year?
As a researcher you need to be more specific
o How many have you had in a lifetime?
o Have you ever 'had sex' with someone of your 'sex'?
Clinical challenge
o Patient: I have these sores on my genitals, doctor: have you had sex recently, patient: not
really
Political and legal challenge
o Clinton saying he did NOT have sex with monica lewinski, because he had oral sex with her
What is sexuality
World health orgaizatio: “eualit is '… a central aspect of being human throughout life that
encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and
reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs,
attitudes, values, behaviors, practices, roles and relationships. Sexuality is influenced by the
interaction of biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural, legal, historical,
religious ad spiritual fators.
World health orgaizatio: “eual health is: …a state of phsial, eotioal, etal ad soial
well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.
Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as
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