Understanding human sexuality

| February 11, 2011

Title: Understanding human sexuality
Authors: Janet Shibley Hyde, John D. DeLamater
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2011
Check it out! HQ12 .H82 2011

From the publisher: 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 thoroughly revised ninth edition features cutting-edge research, a new photo program, and a new companion SexSource CD-ROM packaged free with every new copy of the text.

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About the authors:

Janet Shibley Hyde, the Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received her education at Oberlin College and the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught a course in human sexuality since 1974, first at Bowling Green State University, then at Denison University, and now at the University of Wisconsin. Her research interests are in gender differences and gender development in childhood and adolescence. Author of the textbook Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women, she is a past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She has received many other honors, including an award for excellence in teaching at Bowling Green State University, the Chancellor’s Award for teaching at the University of Wisconsin, and the Kinsey Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality for her contributions to sex research. In 2000-01 she served as one of the three scientific editors for U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher’s report, Promoting Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior. She is married to John DeLamater.

John D. DeLamater, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received his education at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Michigan. He created the human sexuality course at the University of Wisconsin in 1975 and has taught it regularly since then. His current research and writing are focused on the effects of life-course transitions on sexuality. He has published papers on the effects of having a child, of dual-career couples, and of divorce, and is studying the effects of menopause and later-life transitions on sexual attitudes and behavior. He is the co-author of the textbook Social Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the 2002 recipient of the Kinsey Award from the Society for Career Contributions to Sex Research. He has received awards for excellence in teaching from the Department of Sociology and Interfraternity Council-Panhellenic Association and is a Fellow and past Chair of the Teaching Academy at the University of Wisconsin. He regularly teaches a seminar for graduate students on teaching undergraduate courses. He is married to Janet Hyde.