Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

, 4th Edition

  • Jerrold S. Greenberg
  • Sara B. Oswalt
  • Sarah C. Conklin
  • ISBN-10: 0763776602
  • ISBN-13: 9780763776602
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality, Fourth Edition addresses all aspects of sexuality—biological, spiritual, psychological, and sociocultural—and presents the information both factually and impartially. 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 encouraged to explore the varied dimensions of human sexuality and see how each affects their own personal sexuality, sexual health, and sexual responsibility.


  • NEW Interactive Online Workbook allows students to review chapter topics and assess their own sexuality behaviors in relation to these topics.

  • Various dimensions of human sexuality are included: multicultural, gender, ethical, communication, and global.

  • Myth vs Fact boxes present common myths associated with that chapter’s content and the facts refuting these myths.

  • Critical Thinking Cases require the reader to go beyond the information presented to draw a more meaningful use of that content.

  • An entire chapter is devoted to sexual ethics, morality, and the law - topics that are often overlooked in human sexuality courses.

  • Each chapter concludes with a Self-Assessment that affords the reader an opportunity to identify his or her behavior, attitudes, and perceptions regarding that chapter’s content.

  • Expanded coverage of: gender and advertising, sexual behavior of college students, child prostitution, the relationship between cervical cancer and HPV, intersexuality

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.

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
Chapter 9: Gender Dimensions
Chapter 10: Sexual Orientation
Chapter 11: Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 12: Sexuality in Adulthood
Chapter 13: Sexual Techniques and Behavior
Chapter 14: Forcible Sexual Behaviors
Chapter 15: Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chapter 16: Sexual Dysfunction and Therapy
Chapter 17: Sexual Consumerism
Chapter 18: Sexual Ethics, Morality, and the Law