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Human Sexuality: From Cells to Society, 1st Edition

  • Martha Rosenthal Florida Gulf Coast University
  • ISBN-10: 0618755713  |  ISBN-13: 9780618755714
  • 576 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Using humor and a contemporary voice, HUMAN SEXUALITY FROM CELLS TO SOCIETY, 1E engages readers to acquire a greater knowledge of their bodies, their values, and their relationships with others. This concise, comprehensive, and up-to-date book emphasizes critical thinking—in both human sexuality research as well as readers' own sexual lives—and is geared to help readers understand the diverse foundations of sexuality, as well as provide skills to evaluate current research and data. Working from a multidisciplinary perspective, the author's approach is accessible to anyone, even without a background in biology or critical thinking, and allows readers to see how human sexuality interrelates with psychology, biology, health, law, media, religion, and other topics that at first glance seem unrelated.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter opening quotes from popular songs, movies, or poems relevant to the chapter's content.
  • Learning Objectives follow the opening quote and begin each new section, giving each chapter has an modular feel.
  • Real Life Questions are peppered throughout the chapters, gleaned from the author's many years' teaching. For example, "Will I be able to breastfeed if I have breast implants?"
  • Sex Matters notes, such as "The average bra size in the United States has increased from a 34B to 36C. This corresponds with the overall increase in size of American women."
  • Boxed features that include historical, biographical, and anecdotal points of interest, interviews, and points of clinical or cultural relevance. These include:
  • From Cells to Society boxes, offering multidisciplinary narratives from a variety of sexuality-related topics.
  • Critical Evaluation/Thinking questions and exercises designed to promote critical thinking.
  • Critical Evaluations: Current research findings or controversial questions in sexuality are presented, and students are encouraged to question the information from several different perspectives. As an example, in chapter 5, the Critical Evaluation asks students to consider whether gender differences are biologically or socially constructed, and to what degree.
  • Ask Yourself Questions ask students to question how the content affects their own lives. For instance, "How would you respond to an undesired sexual approach from someone of the same sex? Would it be different from a "come on" from a person of the opposite sex? Why?"
  • Making Informed Decisions: Evaluate and Decide section at the end of every chapter, presents students with scenarios and asks them what they think and/or what they would do.
  • Quotes—these are from popular media as well as renowned scholars.
  • Running Glossary with a pronunciation guide and definition of each term, including the etymology of terms.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Sexuality.
2. Evaluating Studies of Sexuality.
3. Male Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology.
4. Female Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology.
5. Sex and Gender.
6. Sexual Response.
7. Attraction, Dating, and Hooking Up.
8. Love.
9. Committed Relationships and Communicating With Your Partner.
10. Sexual Orientation.
11. Consensual Sexual Behavior.
12. Contraceptive Choices and Ending Pregnancy.
13. Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth.
14. Sexually Transmitted Infections.
15. Variations in Sexual Behavior.
16. Sexual Coercion and Violence.
17. Sex for Sale.

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Cengage Advantage Books: Human Sexuality: From Cells to Society  (ISBN-10: 0840028903 | ISBN-13: 9780840028907)

Using humor and a contemporary voice, HUMAN SEXUALITY FROM CELLS TO SOCIETY, 1E engages readers to acquire a greater knowledge of their bodies, their values, and their relationships with others. This concise, comprehensive, and up-to-date book emphasizes critical thinking—in both human sexuality research as well as readers' own sexual lives—and is geared to help readers understand the diverse foundations of sexuality, as well as provide skills to evaluate current research and data. Working from a multidisciplinary perspective, the author's approach is accessible to anyone, even without a background in biology or critical thinking, and allows readers to see how human sexuality interrelates with psychology, biology, health, law, media, religion, and other topics that at first glance seem unrelated.

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Cengage Advantage Books: Human Sexuality: From Cells to Society  (ISBN-10: 0840028903 | ISBN-13: 9780840028907)

Using humor and a contemporary voice, HUMAN SEXUALITY FROM CELLS TO SOCIETY, 1E engages readers to acquire a greater knowledge of their bodies, their values, and their relationships with others. This concise, comprehensive, and up-to-date book emphasizes critical thinking—in both human sexuality research as well as readers' own sexual lives—and is geared to help readers understand the diverse foundations of sexuality, as well as provide skills to evaluate current research and data. Working from a multidisciplinary perspective, the author's approach is accessible to anyone, even without a background in biology or critical thinking, and allows readers to see how human sexuality interrelates with psychology, biology, health, law, media, religion, and other topics that at first glance seem unrelated.

List Price = $111.95  | CengageBrain Price = $111.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $84.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Martha Rosenthal

Martha S. Rosenthal began her educational journey by studying drugs. She now studies sex, and suspects rock 'n' roll is next. Dr. Rosenthal is a professor of physiology at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she teaches human sexuality, human physiology, neuroscience, drugs and society, and co-teaches interdisciplinary issues in gender. She received her master's degree in neuropharmacology from Brown University and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. Dr. Rosenthal taught her first human sexuality class ten years ago. Dr. Rosenthal has received several awards, including teacher of the year at both the University of Florida and at Florida Gulf Coast University, and has been recognized as one of the twenty most influential people on the campus of FGCU. In addition to textbooks, she has written articles on the physiology of sleep and on the use of games in the classroom. Dr. Rosenthal has presented on issues of teaching human sexuality at national and international conferences. When not writing, Dr. Rosenthal enjoys reading, working out, and watching movies.