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About this title In this textbook, Simon LeVay and Janice Baldwin aim to help students understand the diversity of human sexual expression as well as the diversity of perspectives from which sexuality can be studied.
Well known for its high-quality presentation of biological aspects of sexuality, Discovering Human Sexuality, Fourth Edition, devotes rich coverage to the insights gained from cognitive science, social psychology, sociology, feminism, and cross-cultural studies, along with both moral and political discourse on sexual themes.
The fourth edition provides up-to-date coverage of all topics, ranging from gay marriage in New York to the latest developments in contraceptive technology and exciting findings on pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV.
Still the leader in terms of its biological coverage, the fourth edition also has expanded coverage of many other issues, ranging from sex-therapy exercises to learning theories of gender and paraphilias. In , he moved to the United States. LeVay has authored over 40 scientific studies; the best of known of these is a report in Science that described a difference in brain structure between heterosexual and homosexual men. This study helped spark a wealth of new research on the biology of sexual orientation.
LeVay is the author or coauthor of ten books, some in the area of human sexuality and others on a broader range of scientific topics. Janice Baldwin, Ph. She is coauthor, with her husband John Baldwin, of numerous studies and articles in the area of sexuality and sex education, as well as the textbook Behavior Principles in Everyday Life, now in its fourth edition.
They also teach an advanced seminar course on the same topic. The Baldwins have been named as Best Professors on several occasions. Review: "Keeping up-to-date with the ageless theme of sexuality along with the bio-psycho-socio-techno changes and challenges in the field of human sexuality is no easy task.
However, this text is up to the task. Discovering Human Sexuality provides a nice overview with valuable substance for the reader to gain knowledge and develop perspective.
Now in its fourth edition, the text remains an excellent college and introductory graduate textbook on the topic of human sexuality. Well done!
Discovering Human Sexuality 4e Student Resources
ISBN 13: 9780878936106