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July 2020
July 2020
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900 (est)
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Sexuality and Our Diversity: Integrating Culture with the Biopsychosocial

Version 2.1 By: Marcus Tye
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Key Features:

  • Includes COVID-19 Updates.
  • Contemporary focus on interactions of biological, individual psychological, social, and cultural factors that underpin human sexuality and sexual expression.
  • Written for learners with varying levels of preparation and interest in the subject.
  • Global/comparative coverage, such as drawing parallels between gender roles, economic circumstances, and health in many countries, including the U.S.
  • Flexible fifteen-chapter, modular organization facilitates adding, removing, or rearranging large portions of material or even a sentence or word to align easily with semester, quarter, or accelerated courses and various teaching approaches.
  • Infuses LBGTQ+ cultural variations, inclusion, and equity throughout the main narrative, not as marginalized feature boxes or in a single “diversity” chapter.
  • Each chapter contains learning objectives, interim summaries called “Key Takeaways,” key terms, exercises/discussion questions, and recommended resources. Engaging, embedded video links to free or open sites facilitate flipped classroom models and online course discussions.
  • Useful instructor materials provide support for online courses, including additional exercises and discussion questions (often with hyperlinks) and PowerPoint lecture slides featuring art from the book.

Sexuality and Our Diversity: Integrating Culture with the Biopsychosocial, v. 2.1 is suitable for human sexuality courses taught primarily in psychology departments. May also be appropriate for human sexuality courses taught in human development, family studies, nursing/allied health, personal health, and sociology departments. Appropriate for courses taught at the undergraduate level at two- and four-year colleges and universities and at the graduate level.

Sexuality and Our Diversity: Integrating Culture with the Biopsychosocial, v. 2.1 takes an integrated approach to exploring the complex dimensions of biology, culture, psychology, sociology, history, and philosophy that explain human sexual diversity. The author contextualizes specific topics, such as sexually transmitted infections, in a broader picture of comprehensive sex education and public policy, access to healthcare, and economic equality. Topics build from basic to advanced to support less well-prepared students while keeping those with prior coursework fully engaged.

New in This Version:
  • Version 2.1 includes information about COVID-19
    • Examines the coronavirus as a common threat to humanity and how it is experienced in similar and different ways depending on geographic region, race, and socioeconomic status both globally and within the U.S.
    • Discusses the impact of social distancing and economic insecurity on relationships, desire, dating, safer sex, cybersex, intimate partner violence, sexual aggression, future trends, and more.
  • Reflects the recent updates in Version 2.0
    • Over 1,000 discrete revisions, including new content, updated research, new or refreshed links, and revised exercises.
    • Over 300 video hyperlinks to videos and webpages to enrich online courses, engage students, and reinforce or augment many of the presented topics.
    • New or revised coverage of public policy and law, genetics, neuroscience, affirmative consent, and the #MeToo movement.
      Updated references to trans persons reflect preferences of the trans- and trans-affirmative communities.

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Homework System for this title will be live by August 15, 2020.
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Perspectives on Sexuality in a Cultural and Historical Context

  • 1.1 Cultural Perspectives and the Global Influence of the Abrahamic Religions
  • 1.2 Sexuality Across Major Geographic Regions and Cultural Traditions
  • 1.3 Sexual Science and Celebrities of Sexology
  • 1.4 Future Issues in Sexuality and Politics
  • 1.5 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 2: Studying Sexuality: Research Methods and Challenges

  • 2.1 Sexology: Who, What, How, and Why
  • 2.2 Evolution, Culture, and Other Theoretical Perspectives
  • 2.3 Experimental Methods and Challenges
  • 2.4 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 3: Sexual Bodies: Anatomy and Physiology

  • 3.1 Breasts, Vulva, and Clitoris [Ch Part A: Female Bodies]
  • 3.2 Internal Female Reproductive Structures [Ch Part A: Female Bodies]
  • 3.3 Female Sexual Health [Ch Part A: Female Bodies]
  • 3.4 Nipples, Scrotum, and Penis [Ch Part B: Male Bodies]
  • 3.5 Internal Male Reproductive Structures [Ch Part B: Male Bodies]
  • 3.6 Male Sexual Health [Ch Part B: Male Bodies]
  • 3.7 Shared Anatomy and Health [Ch Part C: Females and Males]
  • 3.8 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 4: Gender Identity and Sex Development

  • 4.1 What Is Female and Male? [Ch Part A: Sexual Differentiation]
  • 4.2 Biological Sex: Becoming Female or Male [Ch Part A: Sexual Differentiation]
  • 4.3 Identity and Roles: Feeling and Being [Ch Part B: Gender Identity]
  • 4.4 Transgender: Biological and Cultural Variations in Identities [Ch Part B: Gender Identity]
  • 4.5 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 5: Attraction, Arousal, Response, and Sexual Orientation

  • 5.1 Senses, Reflexes, and Hormones [Ch Part A: Arousal and Response]
  • 5.2 Response Cycles: Multiple Models [Ch Part A: Arousal and Response]
  • 5.3 Individual and Sex Differences in Response [Ch Part A: Arousal and Response]
  • 5.4 Sexual Attraction [Ch Part B: Attraction and Orientations]
  • 5.5 Sexual Orientations [Ch Part B: Attraction and Orientations]
  • 5.6 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Minorities, Religion, and Law [Ch Part B: Attraction and Orientations]
  • 5.7 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 6: Sexual Relationships, Love, and Communication

  • 6.1 Consent, Dating, and Hooking Up [Ch Part A: Intimacy and Love]
  • 6.2 Love and Romance [Ch Part A: Intimacy and Love]
  • 6.3 Partnerships/Marriage, Family Structures, and Divorce [Ch Part B: Long-Term Relationships]
  • 6.4 Monogamy and Non-monogamy [Ch Part B: Long-Term Relationships]
  • 6.5 Improving Relationships [Ch Part B: Long-Term Relationships]
  • 6.6 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 7: Sexual Behavior Across Cultures

  • 7.1 Sex, Dreams, and Fantasy
  • 7.2 Masturbation and Celibacy
  • 7.3 Sexual Frequency, Kissing, Touching, Mutual Masturbation, Oral-Genital Contact, and Intercourse
  • 7.4 Anal Stimulation, Sex Toys, Internet Sex, Sex Guides, Tantric Sex, and Multipartner Sex
  • 7.5 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 8: Gender and Sexuality Across the Lifespan

  • 8.1 Infancy and Early Childhood [Ch Part A: Childhood and Adolescence]
  • 8.2 Puberty, Adolescent Sexuality, and the Media [Ch Part A: Childhood and Adolescence]
  • 8.3 Sex Education, Pleasure, Pregnancy, and Disease Prevention [Ch Part A: Childhood and Adolescence]
  • 8.4 Gender Roles and Difference over the Lifespan [Ch Part B: Adulthood]
  • 8.5 Aging and Health and Fitness Affecting Sexuality [Ch Part B: Adulthood]
  • 8.6 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 9: Variations in Sexual Behavior: Kinks, Fetishes, and Paraphilias

  • 9.1 Sexual Diversity: Kinks and Fetishes
  • 9.2 Consenting Paraphilias Causing Distress and Dysfunction
  • 9.3 Nonconsenting Paraphilias and Pedophilia
  • 9.4 Causes and Treatments of Problematic Sexual Attraction
  • 9.5 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 10: Fertility, Contraception, and Abortion

  • 10.1 Ovulation and Hormones
  • 10.2 Conception and Contraception
  • 10.3 Family Planning: History and Politics of Abortion, Contraception, Population Growth, and the Environment
  • 10.4 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 11: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenthood

  • 11.1 Multiple Paths to Parenthood
  • 11.2 Pregnancy and the Three Trimesters
  • 11.3 Childbirth and Parenthood
  • 11.4 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 12: Sexual Difficulties, Dysfunctions, and Treatments

  • 12.1 Origins of Disorders: Culture, Experiences, Physiology, and Relationships
  • 12.2 Diagnosing and Treating Disorders of Sexual Interest, Arousal, Orgasm, or Pain
  • 12.3 Sex Therapy and Relationship Therapy
  • 12.4 Other Sexual Difficulties
  • 12.5 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 13: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Prevention

  • 13.1 Morality versus Behavioral Health Perspectives [Ch Part A: Perspectives and Nonviral Infections]
  • 13.2 Nonviral STIs [Ch Part A: Perspectives and Nonviral Infections]
  • 13.3 Viral Infections Other than HIV [Ch Part B: Viral Infections]
  • 13.4 A Pandemic: HIV and AIDS Worldwide [Ch Part B: Viral Infections]
  • 13.5 Safer Sex and Practical Risk Reduction for All [Ch Part C: Safer Sex]
  • 13.6 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 14: Sexual Aggression and Coercion

  • 14.1 Adult-Minor Sexual Contact
  • 14.2 Rape, Intimate Partner Violence, and Punishment
  • 14.3 Gender Violence, Nonviolent Sexual Offenses, and Sexual and Gender Harassment
  • 14.4 Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 15: Sex as a Commodity and the Regulation of Sexuality

  • 15.1 Enhancements, Surgery, and Objectification [Ch Part A: Surgery, Erotica, and Prostitution]
  • 15.2 Erotica, Pornography, and the Internet: Past, Present, and Future [Ch Part A: Surgery, Erotica, and Prostitution]
  • 15.3 Selling Sex: Strip Clubs, Prostitution, and Human Trafficking [Ch Part A: Surgery, Erotica, and Prostitution]
  • 15.4 Other Regulation of Sexuality, and the Future [Ch Part B: Concluding Thoughts and Speculations]
  • 15.5 Recommended Resources
  • All Instructor Supplements will be available by August 15, 2020.

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    Marcus tye

    Marcus Tye College of Staten Island CUNY

    Marcus C. Tye (PhD University of North Dakota) is Dean of the School of Health Sciences at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, and Professor of Psychology. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and his quantitative research has included the role of privileged communication (confidentiality) in psychotherapy, children’s memory, and credibility assessment. Marcus' work in sexuality has included fair custody evaluations with LGBT parents and the ethical dilemmas posed by “re-orientation therapy.” He first started teaching human sexuality in 2003 and aimed to write a comprehensive textbook that was accessible for beginning students, yet relevant for advanced students. His goal was to include cultural variation, gender and economic equity, global development, and LGBT equity throughout the text. Dissatisfied with texts that were heavily influenced by one theoretical perspective, he has written a text that is respectful of the multiple intellectual disciplines that contribute to a full understanding of gender and sexuality, including neuroscience, developmental, cognitive and social psychology, while also respecting the work of historians, comparative public policy and law. When teaching and writing about sexuality, Dr. Tye explains to students how to reconcile seemingly contradictory perspectives and conflicting studies on topics such as gender differences. He contextualizes specific topics such as STIs in a broader picture of comprehensive sex education and public policy, access to healthcare, and economic inequality. Prior to full time academic administration, Dr. Tye’s other regular teaching included the evolutionary origins of human nature, cross-cultural psychology, and abnormal psychology. He has an AB from Princeton University, with additional undergraduate study at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University. Marcus' doctoral degree is from the University of North Dakota, with clinical training completed within the New York State Office of Mental Health. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, Micronesia, and North America, and cultural diversity forms a core part of his professional writing and work.

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