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Exploring The Dimensions Of Human Sexuality, 5th Edition

  • Jerrold S. Greenberg
  • Clint E. Bruess
  • Sara B. Oswalt
  • ISBN-10: 1449698018
  • ISBN-13: 9781449698010
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Revised and updated with the latest statistics and recent developments, the fifth edition of Exploring the Dimentions of Human Sexuality addresses the many facets of sexuality, covering the biological, spiritual, psychological, and sociocultural dimensions. The authors are sure to present all information from both a factual and impartial view-point and encourage students discuss and discover their own perspective. Throughout the text, students will find an emphasis on health and well-being based on the assumption that we are all sexual beings and that sexuality should be viewed in its totality. Students are urged to explore the varied dimensions of human sexuality and see how each affects their own personal sexuality, sexual health, and sexual responsibility.


  • Critical thinking exercises require students to think critically about how the multifaceted dimensions of sexuality relate to them

  • Myth vs Fact and Did You Know...Boxes discuss sexual myths and folklore, as well as high-interest information to engage students further

  • Fully explores human sexuality from many levels --Biological, Psychological, Sociocultural

  • Instructor Resources include: An Instructor's Manual, Computerized Test Bank, PowerPoint Image Bank, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, and answers questions within the Online Student Workbook

About the Author

Jerrold S. Greenberg

Dr. Jerrold S. Greenberg is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Public and Community Health at the University of Maryland. Dr. Greenberg earned his baccalaureate and masters degrees from The City College of New York and then continued his education at Syracuse University where he earned his doctorate. Dr. Greenberg has taught at Syracuse University, Boston University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo before accepting a professorship at the University of Maryland in 1979. Dr. Greenberg has written over 50 books on such topics as elder care, health, stress management, physical fitness, sexuality, and methods of health education. In addition, he has published over 80 articles in professional journals and in lay magazines. Among Dr. Greenberg’s honors are: the University of Maryland Service–Learning Advocate of the Year award for 2003–2004; the American School Health Association's Distinguished Service Award; selection as Alliance Scholar by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; the Presidential Citation, the Certificate of Appreciation, and the Scholar Award of the American Association for Health Education; selection for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, Outstanding Young Men of America, and Who’s Who in World Jewry. Dr. Greenberg has also served on the editorial boards of the professional journals Health Education and The Journal of School Health; and as a reviewer for other professional journals. In addition, Dr. Greenberg has conducted stress management workshops for professional, business, and lay organizations throughout the United States.

Clint E. Bruess

Dr. Clint E. Bruess is Dean Emeritus of the School of Education and Professor Emeritus of Health Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also Professor Emeritus at Birmingham-Southern College. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Macalester College, his master’s at the University of Maryland, and his doctorate at Temple University. Dr. Bruess was a professor at West Chester University, Towson University (also department chair), and The University of Alabama at Birmingham (also department chair and later Dean of the School of Education), before becoming Division Chair and Professor at Birmingham-Southern College. He also directed the School Health Education Project for the National Center for Health Education for three years. Dr. Bruess has coauthored more than 15 textbooks in the areas of human sexuality, sexuality education, personal health, and school health programs. In addition, he has published numerous articles in professional journals and served in elected and appointed positions for the American School Health Association (also a Fellow), American Association for Health Education (also a Fellow), and Society of Public Health Educators. Dr. Bruess continues to review professional articles for Health Education, The Journal of School Health, The International Journal of Health Education, The American Journal of Health Behavior, and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education.

Sara B. Oswalt

Sara B. Oswalt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She attended Pennsylvania State University for her undergraduate degree, Indiana University for her Master’s in Public Health degree and University of Georgia for her doctorate degree. She worked as a college health educator for eight years, spending six of those years as the sexual health coordinator for The University of Georgia. Dr. Oswalt has authored more than 25 journal articles. Her research interests are directed at college students: assessing their health status and the evaluation of college and university efforts to address those health issues. She has a special interest in sexual health issues for the college population. She regularly teaches sexuality courses for undergraduate students and is also an ASSECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) Certified Sexuality Educator.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing the Dimensions of Human Sexuality
Chapter 2: Sexuality Research
Chapter 3: Sexual Communication
Chapter 4: Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 5: Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 6: Sexual Response and Arousal
Chapter 7: Contraception
Chapter 8: Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth

In Focus Unexpected Pregnancy Outcomes

Chapter 9: Gender Dimensions
In Focus Body Image
Chapter 10: Sexual Orientation
Chapter 11: Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 12: Sexuality in Adulthood
Chapter 13: Sexual Technique and Behavior

In Focus Alternative Sexual Behavior

Chapter 14: Forcible Sexual Behavior
Chapter 15: Sexually Transmitted Infections

In Focus HIV and AIDS

Chapter 16: Sexual Dysfunction and Therapy
Chapter 17: Sexual Consumerism
Chapter 18: Sexual Ethics, Morality, and the Law

Epilogue Taking Responsibility for Your Health

New to this edition

  • Includes the latest statistics and recent developments in all areas of human sexuality
  • Provides added end-of-chapter material and exercises
  • Includes new reference and suggested resources