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The Resource Evolution and human sexual behavior, Peter B. Gray, Justin R. Garcia

Evolution and human sexual behavior, Peter B. Gray, Justin R. Garcia

Label
Evolution and human sexual behavior
Title
Evolution and human sexual behavior
Statement of responsibility
Peter B. Gray, Justin R. Garcia
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Few things come more naturally to us than sex--or so it would seem. Yet to a chimpanzee, the sexual practices and customs we take for granted would appear odd indeed. He or she might wonder why we bother with inconveniences like clothes, why we prefer to make love on a bed, and why we fuss so needlessly over privacy. Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior invites us into the thought-experiment of imagining human sex from the vantage point of our primate cousins, in order to underscore the role of evolution in shaping all that happens, biologically and behaviorally, when romantic passions are aroused. Peter Gray and Justin Garcia provide an interdisciplinary synthesis that draws on the latest discoveries in evolutionary theory, genetics, neuroscience, comparative primate research, and cross-cultural sexuality studies. They are our guides through an exploration of the patterns and variations that exist in human sexuality, in chapters covering topics ranging from the evolution of sex differences and reproductive physiology to the origins of sexual play, monogamous unions, and the facts and fictions surrounding orgasm. Intended for generally curious readers of all stripes, this up-to-date, one-volume survey of the evolutionary science of human sexual behavior explains why sexuality has remained a core fascination of human beings throughout time and across cultures."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Peter B.
Index
index present
LC call number
BF692
LC item number
.G73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garcia, Justin R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Sex
  • Human evolution
  • Sexualität
  • Sexualverhalten
  • Sexuelle Entwicklung
  • Evolution
  • Interkulturalität
  • Human evolution
  • Sex
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Sex (Psychology)
Label
Evolution and human sexual behavior, Peter B. Gray, Justin R. Garcia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-348) and index
Contents
The evolution of sex, sex differences, and human sexuality -- The garden of variety : cross-cultural variation in human sexuality -- Love and maybe marriage : patterns of pair-bonding and romantic love -- Raising human sexuality : processes of sex differentiation and sociosexual expression -- Playing at sex : learning, practicing, and developing sociosexual behavior in context -- Welcome to the party : puberty and adolescent sexual development -- Kinsey takes anatomy class : human reproductive anatomy and physiology within evolutionary perspective -- Turning the key : human sexual response and orgasm -- The evolution of baby-making : mechanisms of fertility,infertility, and variation in fertility outcomes -- Born to be less wild : peripartum shifts in human sexuality -- The sands of time : aging and sexuality -- Sexual revolutions : contemporary human sexual practices
Control code
811337482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 354 p.
Isbn
9780674072732
Lccn
2012037630
System control number
(OCoLC)811337482
Label
Evolution and human sexual behavior, Peter B. Gray, Justin R. Garcia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-348) and index
Contents
The evolution of sex, sex differences, and human sexuality -- The garden of variety : cross-cultural variation in human sexuality -- Love and maybe marriage : patterns of pair-bonding and romantic love -- Raising human sexuality : processes of sex differentiation and sociosexual expression -- Playing at sex : learning, practicing, and developing sociosexual behavior in context -- Welcome to the party : puberty and adolescent sexual development -- Kinsey takes anatomy class : human reproductive anatomy and physiology within evolutionary perspective -- Turning the key : human sexual response and orgasm -- The evolution of baby-making : mechanisms of fertility,infertility, and variation in fertility outcomes -- Born to be less wild : peripartum shifts in human sexuality -- The sands of time : aging and sexuality -- Sexual revolutions : contemporary human sexual practices
Control code
811337482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 354 p.
Isbn
9780674072732
Lccn
2012037630
System control number
(OCoLC)811337482

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