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The Psychology of Human Sexuality

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The Psychology of Human Sexuality offers a comprehensive overview of human sexual behavior from a biopsychosocial perspective. The text highlights psychological research and theory on human sexuality whilst also considering the biological, evolutionary, social, and cultural factors that influence our sex lives.

424 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2013

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Justin J. Lehmiller

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26 reviews
April 25, 2018
Never have I found a textbook as interesting and fun to read as this book. Lehmiller makes it easy to learn the topics in the book.
6 reviews
February 22, 2020
A very fine book for both the layman and the student with little knowledge on the topic. While this is supposed to be a textbook, it is definitely enjoyable to read - I wish my actual textbooks were half as fun as this one is.

The books gives a large amount of useful and up-to-date information across a number of topics, such as biological factors, sexual identity and orientation, sexual preferences and sexual attraction, so if you are looking for a good and wide introduction to this topic, this is definitely your book.

On the other hand, for someone who is already somewhat knowledgeable in these topics, most of the book will already sound familiar and you'll be better off looking for something more specific about particular topics. Keep in mind that this is a 400 page book (approximately) with 15 chapters, so of course there's only so much that can fit in.
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34 reviews
March 20, 2022
One imagines a healthier, happier world in which we simply turn over all matters of sex ed policy to Lehmiller and let that be the end of it.
183 reviews2 followers
December 1, 2020
For a required textbook, this was a really interesting read. I don’t know if I would’ve specifically picked it up to read, but I honestly enjoyed the reading in this book.
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August 14, 2021
Loved this book!! It was very informative keep in mind this was a textbook for school, but i did enjoy collecting the information.
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October 7, 2021
Very interesting read as well as informative

Thanks to the fine research and digging deep section this book has help educate me on human sexuality in a profound way.b
June 17, 2022
Easy and very interesting to read, great sense of humor of the author, very informative and mostly up to date.
January 2, 2023
کتابی مفید که سعی می‌کند سکس و موضوعات پیرامون آن را از دیدگاه biopsychosocial در روان‌شناسی بررسی کند.
در هر فصل کتاب، جدول‌هایی جهت ارائه‌ی اطلاعات طبقه‌بندی‌شده پیرامون موضوع فصل، تصاویر مرتبط برای یکنواخت نبودن و حوصله‌سربر نبودن کتاب، بخش Digging Deeper برای ارائه‌ی اطلاعات تکمیلی حول یک موضوع و بخش Your Sexuality به‌شکل سؤالاتی برای دریافتن نظر شخصی خواننده درباره‌ی سرفصل‌های مطرح‌شده تعبیه شده‌اند.

محتوای کتاب مبتنی بر مقالات و مطالعات علمی بوده و نویسنده در جای‌جای کتاب تلاش کرده تا با باورهای نادرست و خرافات و شایعات پیرامون سکس را با اتکا بر این پشتوانه‌ی علمی مبارزه کند و پاسخ حقیقی این‌طور پرسش‌ها را برای خواننده فراهم آورد. همچنین نویسنده برای توجیه رفتارها و رخدادهای جنسی و پاسخ‌گویی به برخی سؤالات و ابهامات، نظریه‌های مختلف روان‌شناختی را در متن کتاب آورده و نقاط ضعف و قوت آن‌ها را بی‌طرفانه بررسی کرده‌است.

این کتاب برای شروع مطالعات و کسب آگاهی اولیه پیرامون موضوعاتی همچون جنسیت، آناتومی اندام جنسی، اقلیت‌های جنسی، سکس در دوره‌های مختلف زندگی، STIها (عفونت‌ها و بیماری‌های مقاربتی) شدیداً توصیه می‌شود.
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July 1, 2015
This is a cursory text on Human Sexuality. In spite of the size of the book, it does manage to touch on a wide range of topics. The good thing is that it has been published recently and hence modern research and theoretical approaches have been incorporated to address most of the issues. Controversial subjects have been handled with reasonable(well, almost) amount of fairness.

With every other matter that sexology tries to deal with, you keep getting reminded of the fact that designing and utilizing appropriate research methods are generally the major stumbling blocks in the course of scientific study of the subject.

Familiarity with research methods(crucial) and Psych 101 is recommended for a better interpretation of the book.
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34 reviews
April 22, 2017
I have never reviewed a textbook before. That's because I've never actually read a textbook before. This is so much better than other textbooks. He says what he means, he is engaging, and he even makes jokes. Unlike every other textbook I've ever used for a class, I actually wanted to read this one.
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