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The Psychophysiology of Sex : Kinsey Institute Series - Erick Janssen

The Psychophysiology of Sex

Kinsey Institute Series

By: Erick Janssen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2007
ISBN: 9780253348982
Number Of Pages: 552

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Although sexual psychophysiology has made great strides over the past few decades, the progress made has not been accompanied by much effort to integrate research findings or to stimulate methodological and theoretical discussions among researchers. Yet this new research area has the potential to make substantial contributions to understanding a wide range of phenomena, including the spread of HIV/STIs, sexual "addiction" or compulsivity, the use (or nonuse) of birth-control methods, sexual infidelity, and aggressive sexual behaviors. Psychophysiological methods can assist in the exploration of the underlying psychological, physiological, and affective processes, and, perhaps more importantly, how they interact. In this volume, editor Erick Janssen brings together wide-ranging essays written by an authoritative group of researchers, representing the cutting edge of sexual psychophysiology.

[A] noteworthy collection: It offers a broad perspective, emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of research on the psychophysiology of sex, and assembles many of the 'best and brightest' scholars in the field, presenting and analyzing their own work. The book constitutes valuable reading for researchers and others seeking a broad understanding of the nature of human sexual expression.46.4 2009 * JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH *
. . . includes the papers presented at the [sexual psychophysiology] conference, but also contains essays written by discussants that review and criticize the papers presented in each section. In addition, the book provides a verbatim recount of the open discussions of the researchers after each paper was verbally presented. Thanks to this format, readers feel like they are sitting next to Bancroft, Heiman, Geer, Everaerd and the others, and are therefore able to enjoy the stimulating exchanges and discussions that made the meeting particularly successful.May 23, 2009 (online) -- Alessandra H. Rellini - Carolyn M. Dundon * University of Vermont *
[A]n extremely important document that could become the foundation of education for new sex researchers... [A] must have for all sex psychophysiologists.2009, Volume 61 * SEX ROLES: JOURNAL OF RESEARCH *
. . .This cutting-edge material makes significant advances over the work of the giants in the field-Alfred Kinsey, Helen Singer Kaplan, and Masters and Johnson. Besides bringing researchers up to date on others' work and generating ideas for further research, Janssen's goal with this book is to cast light on standardizing measurement and analytic procedures in this new field of research. . . . Recommended. * Choice *

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Physiology and Neurobiology of Sexual Responsep. 1
Brain Functional Imaging Studies of Sexual Desire and Arousal in Human Malesp. 3
The Human Sexual Response-Similarities and Differences in the Anatomy and Function of the Male and Female Genitalia: Are They a Trivial Pursuit or a Treasure Trove?p. 35
Discussion Paperp. 57
General Discussionp. 61
Autonomic Nervous System Influences: The Role of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Female Sexual Arousalp. 66
Neuroendocrine Processes during Sexual Arousal and Orgasmp. 83
Female Sexual Arousal Response Using Serial Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Initial Comparisons to Vaginal Photoplethysmography: Overview and Evaluationp. 103
Discussion Paperp. 129
General Discussionp. 137
Theoretical Perspectives and Modelsp. 141
Cognitive-Affective Processes in Sexual Arousal and Sexual Dysfunctionp. 143
The Sexual Unconsciousp. 166
Discussion Paperp. 185
General Discussionp. 189
The Dual Control Model: The Role of Sexual Inhibition and Excitation in Sexual Arousal and Behaviorp. 197
Discussion Paperp. 223
Interactive Processes in Ejaculatory Disorders: Psychophysiological Considerationsp. 227
Discussion Paperp. 244
General Discussionp. 247
Learning Processes, Subjective Experience, and Genital Responsep. 259
The Role of Classical Conditioning in Sexual Arousalp. 261
Discussion Paperp. 274
How Do Men and Women Feel? Determinants of Subjective Experience of Sexual Arousalp. 278
The Voluntary Control of Genital Response, Arousal, and Orgasmp. 291
Discussion Paperp. 304
General Discussionp. 308
Sexual Motivation and Arousalp. 325
Desire Emerges from Excitement: A Psychophysiological Perspective on Sexual Motivationp. 327
Models of Sexual Motivationp. 340
Discussion Paperp. 363
General Discussionp. 369
Sexual Function and Dysfunctionp. 379
Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Psychophysiology, and Psychopharmacology: Laboratory Studies in Men and Womenp. 381
Disabilities, Psychophysiology and Sexual Functioningp. 410
Discussion Paperp. 425
General Discussionp. 429
Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Paraphilic Sexual Interestsp. 437
Cognitive Processes and Gender Differences in Sexualityp. 439
Discussion Paperp. 456
The Sexual Psychophysiology of Sexual Orientationp. 458
Psychophysiological Assessment of Paraphilic Sexual Interestp. 475
Discussion Paperp. 492
General Discussionp. 496
Appendixp. 507
Contributorsp. 509
Indexp. 519
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ISBN: 9780253348982
ISBN-10: 0253348986
Series: Kinsey Institute Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 1st September 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.9