Our Sexuality

ISBN-10: 0495095540
ISBN-13: 9780495095545
Edition: 10th 2008 (Revised)
List price: $194.95
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Book details

List price: $194.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/26/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

This is the most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality! Cutting edge and written in a direct, non-judgmental manner, this new edition of Crooks and Baur's OUR SEXUALITY has been thoroughly and carefully updated to reflect the most current research findings. This new edition is the first college text to bring cutting-edge and in-depth emphasis on the impact of politics on sexuality. Sensitive, comprehensive, and candid scholars and teachers, the authors keep you interested with the most exciting, emerging research and coverage, and focus on strengthening healthy communication among partners. Crooks and Baur have also revised their overall coverage on maintaining a responsible and healthy sexual relationship, with greater attention to diversity and inclusiveness. Other highlights include a new feature called "Sex and Politics," that examines the issue of value judgments that become public policy and what this means to sexual knowledge and to sexual choices. For example: information on different types of condoms was pulled off the CDC Website and replaced by abstinence only information, despite the fact that there is no empirical support about the efficacy of abstinence only education. You'll also enjoy the "Author's Files," which include new stories about the experiences of real people.

Karla Baur has a master's degree in social work; her advanced academic work stressed clinical training. She is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice, specializing in couples and sex therapy. Karla has been certified as a sex educator, therapist, and sex therapy supervisor by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She has instructed sexuality classes at a medical school and several colleges and universities and has provided clinical training for other mental health professionals. Karla has also found a way to combine her clinical skills with her love of horses by providing performance enhancement training for equestrians. Furthermore, Karla has been involved in the HIV/AIDS program in Kenya, and in 2004 she joined Bob and Sami to train peer educators.

The integration of psychological, social, and biological components of human sexuality in this text is facilitated by the blending of the authors' academic and professional backgrounds. Robert Crooks has a Ph.D. in psychology, and his graduate training stressed clinical and physiological psychology. In addition, he has considerable background in sociology, which served as his minor throughout his graduate training. His involvement with teaching human sexuality classes at the university and college level spans two decades.

Perspectives on Sexuality
Sex Research: Methods and Problems
Gender Issues
Female Sexual Anatomy and Sexuality
Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
Sexual Arousal and Response
Love and Communication in Intimate Relationships
Sexual Behaviors
Sexual Orientations
Conceiving Children: Process and Choice
Sexuality During Childhood and Adolescence
Sexuality and the Adult Years
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Atypical Sexual Behavior
Sexual Coercion

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