PH91 Human Sexuality

  1. Analogue
    Something that is similar or comparable to something else.
  2. Bisexual
    Sexually responsive to either gender
  3. Chromosomes
    The rodlike structures that reside in the nuclei of every living cell and carry the genetic code in the form of genes.
  4. Coitus
    Sexual intercourse.
  5. Copulation
    Sexual intercourse.
  6. Defense Mechanism
    In psychoanalytic theory, automatic processes that protect the ego from anxiety by disguising or ejecting unacceptable ideas and urges.
  7. Erogenous Zones
    Parts of the body, including but not limited to the sex organs, that are responsive to sexual stimulation.
  8. Evolution
    The development of a species to its present state, which is believed to involve adaptations to its environment.
  9. Evolutionary Psychologist
    Psychologist who studies the effects of evolution on behavior and mental processes.
  10. Fixation
    In psychoanalytic theory, arrested development, which includes attachment to objects of an earlier stage of psychosecual development.
  11. Foreplay
    Mutual sexual stimulation that precedes sexual intercourse.
  12. Fornication
    Sexual intercourse between people who are not married to one another.
  13. Gender Identity
    One's personal experience of being male or female.
  14. Gender Roles
    Complex clusters of ways in which males and females are expected to behave within a given culture.
  15. Gender
    The behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex.
  16. Genes
    The basic units of heredity, which consist of chromosomal segments of DNA.
  17. Genes
    The basic units of heredity, which consist of chromosomal segments of DNA.
  18. Human Suxuality
    The ways in which we experience and express ourselves as sexual beings.
  19. Incest Taboo
    The prohibition against intercourse and reproduction among close blood relatives.
  20. Modeling
    Acquiring knowledge and skills by observing others.
  21. Monogamy
    The practice of having one spouse.
  22. Mutations
    Random changes in the molecular structure of DNA.
  23. Pederasty
    Sexual love of boys.
  24. Phallic Symbols
    Images of the penis.
  25. Phallic Worship
    Worship of the penis as a symbol of generative power.
  26. Polyandry
    A form of marriage in which a woman has two or more husbands. (andros comes from the greek work meaning "man")
  27. Polygyny
    A form of marriage in which a man has two or more wives.
  28. Psychoanalysis
    The theory of personality originated by Sigmund Freud, which proposes that human behavior represents the outcome of clashing inner forces.
  29. Repression
    The automatic ejection of anxiety-evoking ideas from consciousness.
  30. Sadism
    The practice of achieving sexual gratification through hurting or humiliating others.
  31. Sexologist
    A person who engages in the scientific study of sexual behavior.
  32. Social-learning Theory
    A cognitively oriented learning theory in which observational learning, values, and expectations play key roles in determining behavior.
  33. Natural Selection
    The evolutionary process by which adaptive traits enable members of a species to survive to reproductive age and transmit these traits to future generations.
  34. Fellatio
    A sexual activity involving oral contact with the penis. 
  35. Psychosexual Development
    In psychoanalytic theory, the process by which sexual feelings shift from one erogenous zone to another. 
  36. Concubine
    A secondary wife, usually of inferior legal and social status.
  37. DNA
    Deoxyribonucleic acid- the chemical substance whose molecules make up genes and chromosomes.
  38. Oeduipus Complex
    In psychoanalytic theory, a conflict of the phallic stage in which the boy wishes to posssess his mother sexually and perceives his father as a rival in love. 
  39. Erotic
    Arousiing sexual feelings or desires. 
  40. Behaviorists
    Learning theorists who argue that a scietific approach to understanding behavior must refer only to observable and measurable behaviors. 
  41. Values
    The qualities in life that are deemed important or unimportant, right or wrong, desirable or undesirable. 
  42. Courtesan 
    A prostitute- especially the mistress of a noble or wealthy man. 
  43. Cunnilingus
    A sexual activity involving oral contact with the female genitals. 
  44. Bestiality
    Sexual relations between a person and an animal.
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PH91 Human Sexuality