Sex Psychology: Sexual dysfunction & Sexual Disorders

Sexual dysfunction: problem with sexual response that causes significant psychological distress or interpersonal difficulty. Four types of Sexual Disorders: 1) Desire Disorder: hypoactive sexual desire, sexual aversion 2) Arousal Disorders: erectile disorder female sexual arousal disorder 3) Orgasmic Disorders: rapid ejaculation, male orgasmic disorder, female orgasmic disorder. 4) Sexual pain Disorders: dyspareunia, vaginismus **sexual disorders…

Sex Psychology: Sexual Response, Sexual Behavior, Sex Differences

Several Stages to sexual arousal: desire, excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution Vasocongestion: large blow flow into blood vessels (in this case genitals) Myotonia: muscle contact; not only the genitals but throughout the body EXCITEMENT Beginning of erotic arousal; basic physiological process that occurs during excitement is Vasocongestion In men..its results in an ERECTION, tightening of…

Sex Psychology: Theoretical Perspectives on Sexuality

Evolutionary Sociobiology: using evolutionary biology to under social behavior of animals (i.e humans) Certain sexual behaviours evolved because it gave ancestors an evolutionary advantage Natural Selection: best adapted will contribute more offspring Evolution: hereditable traits passed on Attempts to explain why we court each, how we judge appearance, emotional care/bonds Sexual Selection: selection that results…

Plotinus: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul

Plotinus was born in Upper Egypt, more specifically in Lycopolis in 204 CE. When he was twenty-eight he moved to Alexandria to study philosophy. While in Alexandria, he was tremendously influenced by Plato and Aristotle and therefore studied their works immensely. Subsequent to working under Ammonius for approximately ten years, he joined the Emperor Gordian’s…

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Causes & Treatment

“Compulsive” and “obsessive” have become everyday words. “I’m compulsive” is how some people describe their need for neatness, punctuality, and shoes lined up in the closets. “He’s so compulsive is shorthand for calling someone uptight, controlling, and not much fun. “She’s obsessed with him” is a way of saying your friend is hopelessly lovesick. That…

Narcissism: Psychological Disorder, Theories, Treatment

Understanding the Narcissistic Phenomenon The so called ‘narcissistic personality disorder’ is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self importance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self esteem. The grandiosity of the narcissist, however, is often so…