Home Health News UNDERSTANDING HUMAN SEXUALITY, 12th Edition, Janet Hyde


This trusted text examines the biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives of human sexuality and provides practical information needed for everyday living, all with a firm grounding in research. The thoroughly revised twelfth edition of Hyde, Understanding Human Sexuality, features a new emphasis on critical thinking skill development, with input from expert Diane Halpern to ensure clarity and accessibility for students. The author team features a unique combination of a psychologist and a sociologist, which gives this text a distinct interdisciplinary perspective.

New to this edition is Connect Human Sexuality, with the groundbreaking adaptive learning diagnostic, LearnSmart and assignable and assessable videos.

About the Author

Janet Shibley Hyde, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, and Evjue-Bascom Professor of 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-role development in children. Author of the textbook Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women, she is currently President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She has received many other honours, 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 career contributions to sex research. She is married to John DeLamater.

ohn 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 research and writing are focused on social and psychological influences on human sexuality; his recent work is in the areas of HIV/AIDs and STD prevention. He is the coauthor of the textbook Social Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and Editor of The Journal of Sex Research. He has received awards for excellence in teaching from the Department of Sociology and Interfraternity Council-Panhellenic Association and is a member 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.

Be prepared to see real pics (not drawings, like the previous edition) of people having sex or masturbating. I’m fine w/ it, but some are not, so you have been forewarned. Our professor is actually quoted a few times in the book because he has written several books, maybe most notably What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality. I think you get more out of this book when the teacher’s attitudes match the book’s – open, honest, non-judgmental and full of a lot of good information. This is a good book for learning the history of sex and sexuality and how various attitudes (religious, western, etc.) came to be formed. We are only half-way through the semester, but I think it’s safe to go ahead and say that I DO like the book!!

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 12 edition (May 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078035392
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078035395
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 1 inches

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