PSY 217 Flashcards


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Which of the following is the BEST definition of the term homosexual

Someone who is sexually, emotionally, and socially attracted to a member of their same sex

2

Which of the following statements about a person who is homosexual is FALSE

Lesbians or gay males who refer to themselves as "queer" have a low self-concept

3

Sexual orientation is BEST evaluated by

Observing a person's patterns of sexual thoughts and behaviors over a lifetime

4

According to Asexual Visibility and Education Network, an asexual is

Someone who does not experience sexual attraction

5

Individuals who are primarily heterosexual and have some degree of sexual interest in and/or experience with the same sex are referred to as

heteroflexible

6

Research by Alan Bell and his colleagues on the family backgrounds f homosexuals has

Found that no particular phenomenon of family life is especially consequential to the development of sexual orientation

7

A homosexual orientation appears to result from which of the following

There are no definitive conclusions regarding what causes homosexual orientation at this time

8

Concordance refers to

The degree to which identical twins are alike in terms of a particular trait

9

Throughout history, which of the following has NOT been used in an attempt to "cure" homosexuality

Gender reassignment surgery

10

Which of the following chronological sequences BEST describes historical attitudes toward homosexuality

Sin, illness, alternative sexual orientation

11

Homosexuality become more visible- and was portrayed in a more positive light- in films during the

1990s

12

When "coming out" it is probably BEST to make your first disclosure to

Someone who you are sure you can trust and whom you expect to be accepting

13

PFLAG stands for

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

14

In the 1870s, who was instrumental in enacting national laws that prohibited the dissemination of contraceptive information through the mail

Anthony Comstock

15

Oral contraceptives were first available in the United States

in 1960

16

Anti-contraceptive religious groups viewed contraception as a slippery slope toward

Abortion

17

Which of the following is the most important variable in birth control method effectiveness

Human error

18

In order to maximize the effectiveness of oral contraceptives, users should

take the pill at the same time each day

19

Both the vaginal ring and the transdermal patch work by

Slowly releasing hormones into the bloodstream

20

In infancy and childhood

Many experiences of this time have great impact on the future expression of adult sexuality

21

You are watching TV with your five year old son and he begins masturbating. How should you respond to this?

Let him know that you understand that it's pleasurable. If he doesn't figure it out on his own, let him know that it is best to do that in the privacy of his own room

22

Based on research, if a child is rarely touched and held during the first few months and years of life, his or her behavior as an adult is most likely affected in what way?

The person would be more likely to have difficulty establishing intimate relationships

23

Which of the following is true regarding childhood play with members of the same sex?

Children tend to socialize and engage in sex play with same-sex peers

24

Which of the following is true regarding childhood masturbation

It is a normal part of child development and is harmless

25

The initial appearance of sperm in the ejaculate typically occurs at what age

14

26

The first menstrual period is called

menarche

27

Sending sexually suggestive photos or text messages via the internet, cell phone, or other electronic devices is known as

Sexting

28

Studies conducted in the United States have shown that from early to late adolescence, the percentage of teens involved in romantic relationships:

Approximately doubles from about 30% to 70%

29

The fact that some women have claimed to experience orgasm while listening to their favorite musician at a concert can be attributed to

the capacity of their brains to engage in fantasy

30

The neurotransmitter ___ tends to facilitate sexual arousal, while ___ appears to inhibit sexual activity

dopamine; serotonin

31

David takes an antidepressant. Which of the following is likely to be true?

He will notice a decrease in his orgasmic capacity

32

Testosterone is known to stimulate the release of

dopamine in the MPOA in both males and females

33

Of the main senses, ___ tends to predominate during sexual intimacy

Touch

34

The breasts, inner thighs, neck, and mouth are all examples of

Primary erogenous zones

35

The back of the knees is an example of a

Secondary erogenous zones

36

The way we feel toward casual acquaintances is what Sternberg refers to as

nonlove

37

According to Sternberg's triangular theory of love, ___ declines in a relationship, whereas ____ builds gradually over time

Passion; intimacy

38

Toni and Jodie have lived together for many years and enjoy an intimate, committed relationship with one another, although their relationship is no longer the priority it once was Sternberg would characterize this type of love as

Companionate love

39

Sexual interaction between friends who do not define their relationship as romantic is termed

"friends with benefits" relationship

40

Short-term loveless sexual liaisons that occur during a brief interval are known as

hook ups

41

A lasting love relationship

Requires frequent positive interaction

42

Obstacles of effective communication about sex include:

all of the above (anxiety, lack of suitable language for sex, and differences in intimate communication ability)

43

Which of the following is not discusses as a way to discover your partner's needs?

Using "I" language

44

Asking a "why" question

puts the other person on the defensive

45

Nocturnal orgasm is another term for

"wet dreams"

46

Excessive masturbation may be defined as a level that

significantly interferes with your life

47

In this textbook, autoeroticism is another word for

masturbation

48

A European physician by the name Samuel Tissot believed that

Masturbation was debilitating to health

49

Masturbation has been recommended in your text for all EXCEPT which of the following?

As an aid to reduce depression

50

Tantric sex

emphasizes spiritual enlightenment

51

What is a good position to use during pregnancy?

Rear entry

52

Understanding oneself sexually and having interpersonal sexual skills and integrity are two characteristics we consider to be part of

Sexual intelligence

53

The textbook primarily stresses the role of which of the following in shaping human sexuality?

Social conditioning and psychological factors

54

Which of the following best defines the psychosocial approach to understanding human sexuality?

The view that emotions, attitudes, motivations, and social conditioning have a strong impact on sexual attitudes, values, and behaviors

55

Which of the following statements most accurately reflects the authors' perspectives in this book?

Our sexual attitudes and behaviors are strongly shaped by our society

56

Sexual behaviors that provide pleasure without the possibility of procreation have been viewed as

Immoral, sinful, and perverted

57

All of the following are goals of sexologists except:

Promoting sexual behavior

58

The survey method:

can be done with the use of technology such as computers

59

Most of our scientific information about human sexuality has been obtained through:

surveys

60

What is a disadvantage of the direct observational method of research

The subjects' behaviors may be influenced by the presence of an observer

61

The main objective of genital cutting it to

Ensure virginity before marriage

62

The function of the hymen is to

help protect vaginal tissues early in life

63

The penis consists of

nerves, blood vessels, and fibrous tissue

64

All of the following stimuli may cause the scrotum to draw closer to the body EXCEPT:

Warm temperatures

65

At the head of the penis, a spongy body expands to form the:

Glans

66

Male counterpart to the g spot

prostate

67

What is the removal of the uterus called

Hysterectomy

68

How long does an egg remain fertile

24-40 something hours