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Understanding Human Sexuality

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This trusted text examines the biological, psychological, and social science of human sexuality, provides practical information needed for everyday living, and familiarizes students with research methods used in sexuality. The author team features a unique combination of a psychologist and a sociologist, which gives this text a distinct interdisciplinary perspective. The t ...more
Hardcover, 600 pages
Published June 7th 2010 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Catherine
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This was probably the most comprehensive sex education that I've ever had in my life. This book covered a wide range of topics, some of which weren't even included in my own sex ed in elementary/middle school. The readings were long and it felt like it took forever to get through, but most of the information was pretty interesting. What I really enjoyed about this textbook was the amount of diversity. The textbook highlights sexuality pertaining to LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled individuals, and e ...more
Sara
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Comprehensive as an introduction, but doesn't delve too deeply into any one topic
Jason
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though some of the illustrations border on the humorous, this is a very well put together textbook that is both interesting and easy to read. The authors manage to convey the information in a clear and consise method without taking themsleves too seriously. Excellent textbook.
Tara
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book cover to cover for a university Human Sexuality class. Full of information, a lot of it interesting, some of it not relevant or inaccurate. Overall a useful book that covers many important topics surrounding human sexuality.
Rose Boyer
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a difficult book for me. Part of it were amazingly educational, some parts were too graphic. If you want to know about what's new in sexual behavior and research in 2015, this is the book for you.
Pamela
There were parts of my anatomy that I did not even know existed!
Very informative, interesting and non-biased. Some of the issues seemed a little outdated, but it was a great read.
Adrianne
From my "Human Sexuality" course in college. Very informative and detailed explanations of the physical, emotional and intellectual aspect of human sexuality.
Mindy
Apr 30, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The version I have was published in 2003, but when I added the original publish date (for the 1st edition), it changed it to 1979. Anyway, it was a moderately interesting and informative book.
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