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PSYC 180 Human Sexuality (Tomatich) - Reading List: Home

Books for the Psych 180 Human Sexuality reading assignment.


From the American Psychological Association Dictionary (2007)

Sexuality - 1. the capacity to derive pleasure from all forms of sexuality activity and behavior, particularly from sexual intercourse.  2. all aspects of sexual behavior, including gender identity, orientation, attitudes, and activity.

From the Encyclopedia of Psychology (Corsini, 1984)

Human Sexuality - sexuality in humans describes the breadth of functioning from basic physiological differences between male and female, to traits which characterize masculinity and femininity, to covert and overt sexual behavior.  Sexuality is the essence of humanness, the drive which fuels intimacy and procreation.  Its implications for understanding human psychology are enormous.

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Purpose of this Library Guide

This guide is to provide a list of titles that can be used for the book reading assignment for Human Sexuality (PSYC 180). The titles, selected by the instructor, have been divided into the below categories. The titles in these categories can be found by clicking on the appropriate tabs at the top of this guide.


Female Sexuality

Male Sexuality

Sexual Response

Reproductive Issues



Adolescent Sexuality

Sexual Orientation




Body Image






Sexual Variations, Misc.

Science of Sex

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