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PSY 265 Week 1 Assignment - The Sperm and the Egg Describe the life of a sperm and the life of an egg from start to finish in a 700- to 1,050-word story based on this week’s reading and formatted according to APA guidelines. Cover the following points in your story: o Trace the movements of the sperm and the egg from their development to fertilization. o Describe the function of each of the male and female internal and external sex organs in relation to the sperm and the egg. o Describe the role of the sex organs in fertilization. o Be creative. Consider giving the sperm and egg personalities as you describe their traveling adventures.
PSY 265 Week 1 Checkpoint - Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making CheckPoint: Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Individual forum] Answer the following: How do you use the principles of critical thinking in making sexual decisions? Give an example from your own life in which you would use critical thinking to make a decision about sex.
PSY 265 Week 1 Checkpoint - Sexuality and Value Systems CheckPoint: Sexuality and Value Systems
Due Date: Day 3 [post to the Individual forum] Answer the following: Which value system or systems discussed in the text do you most relate to? Explain your answer.
PSY 265 Week 2 Appendix B - The Sexual Response Cycle CheckPoint: The Sexual Response Cycle Resource: Appendix B Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] Complete the table in appendix B with the four phases of the sexual response cycle developed by Masters and Johnson. o Write a brief description in your own words of the male experience and a brief description of the female experience for each phase. o Include the changes in sexual anatomy of males and females during the different stages. Post Appendix B as an attachment.
PSY 265 Week 3 Assignment - Gender Identity Assignment: Gender Identity Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper, formatted according to APA guidelines, on the determining factors of gender identification and gender roles. Include the following in your paper: o State the factors that determine gender identity. o Explain how a person’s masculine and feminine traits can be described using the continuum of masculinity-femininity. o Describe three factors in your own life that have helped determine your gender identity. o Discuss the masculine and feminine traits that you attribute to yourself using the continuum of masculinity-femininity. Post your paper as an attachment.
PSY 265 Week 3 Checkpoint - Sexual Dysfunction CheckPoint: Sexual Dysfunction Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] Summarize the effects of one type of sexual dysfunction that can affect both men and women. What are some factors that may cause this type of dysfunction? What treatments may help individuals who experience this type of dysfunction?
PSY 265 Week 4 Checkpoint - Styles of Love CheckPoint: Styles of Love Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]
Review the styles of love covered in the text beginning on p. 219. Compose two scenarios, each depicting a different style of love between two people. How are these two styles of love similar? How are they different? Tell which style or styles of love have been prevalent in your life. Provide examples.
PSY 265 Week 5 Assignment - Historical and Scientific Perspectives on Homosexuality Assignment: Historical and Scientific Perspectives on Homosexuality Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] Answer the following in 700 to 1,050 words, formatted according to APA guidelines: o How do you think historical and scientific perspectives on homosexuality may have shaped the way gay individuals perceive themselves? Address at least three perspectives discussed in the text. o Include in your analysis the experiences of coming out and adjusting as a gay individual. o Finally, how have historical and scientific perspectives reflected on your sexual orientation? Post your paper as an attachment.
PSY 265 Week 5 Checkpoint - Sexual Techniques CheckPoint: Sexual Techniques Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] Answer the following questions. o What sexual techniques are discussed in the chapter readings? o What are the roles and connections between kissing, touching and foreplay? o What are some of the different viewpoints and levels of acceptance regarding masturbation?
PSY 265 Week 6 Checkpoint - Methods of Contraception CheckPoint: Methods of Contraception Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] Read the scenarios and answer the questions that follow. o Tina and Dan are considering various birth control methods. They are a newly-married couple who practiced abstinence before marriage and plan on starting their family within a year. Choose possible methods of contraception for the couple and discuss the advantages and disadvantages they would need to consider at this point in their lives. o Linda is a young single woman with an active dating life. She chooses to be intimate only with long-term committed partners. She is wary of the risks associated with sexually transmitted infections and has decided that she does not want to be a single parent. Choose possible methods of contraception for Linda and discuss the advantages and disadvantages she should consider at this point in her life. Describe the male partner’s role in choosing birth control in both of these scenarios.
PSY 265 Week 7 Assignment - Sexuality at Different Life Stages Assignment: Sexuality at Different Life Stages Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] Outline, in a paper, the main points that a therapist might cover in a counseling session to help each individual for each scenario. Your paper should be 700 to 1,050 words in length and formatted according to APA guidelines. o Anna, an adolescent girl, is very much in love with her boyfriend who is three years older than she. He is putting a lot of pressure on her to have sex. At the same time, she is anxious about her parents’ attitude towards her boyfriend. Her mother constantly warns her about dating an older boy and assumes that he intends on taking advantage of her. In your paper, be sure that the therapist coaches Anna on the sexual decision-making process, including addressing her feelings and recommendations related to her mother’s anxiety. o Tom and Susan are an elderly couple. Tom has been retired for several years, Susan is more recently retired. She has shown a renewed interest in sexual activity. Tom has not reciprocated Susan’s interest as he is anxious about his sexual ability at this age. In your paper, be sure that the therapist addresses the physical and psychological changes that affect sexuality at this point in Tom and Susan’s life. o Bill has been paralyzed from the waist down since he was a child. He is involved in a romantic relationship and wishes to be intimate with his partner but is unsure how to express his interest. Bill becomes very nervous and uncomfortable when talking about this subject. In your paper, be sure that the therapist addresses Bill’s feelings and offers him information on sexuality and his disability. Post your paper as an attachment.
PSY 265 Week 7 Checkpoint - Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior Post your answers to the following: Many parents do not have a background in childhood development and may not recognize that there are normal childhood sexual behaviors. In 200 to 300 words, review sexual behaviors associated with the stages of childhood development. Include in your discussion examples of behavior related to the following stages of development: infancy, early childhood, preadolescence, and adolescence.
PSY 265 Week 8 Checkpoint - The Effects of Sexual Abuse Envision that you are presenting to a college campus on the effects of sexual abuse. Outline for the students the short-term and long-term effects of rape and childhood sexual abuse in 5-7 PowerPoint® slides. Be sure to include detailed speaker notes for your slides. Post your presentation as an attachment.
PSY 265 Week 9-Capstone Checkpoint Answer the following questions, in 400 to 500 words, regarding the media’s portrayal of sexuality and adolescents. o What are the effects of the media’s portrayal of sexuality on adolescents’ sexual lives? o What are some negative and some positive effects of the media’s portrayal of sexuality? o How has the media’s portrayal of sexuality affected your life?
PSY 265 Week 9 Final Project - Personal Response on Sexual Identity Final Project: Personal Response on Sexual Identity Resource: Appendix A Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] Construct a 1,400- to 1,750-word personal response, formatted according to APA guidelines, analyzing the development of your own sexuality. Address the following topics in your paper: o Relate value systems and critical thinking to your sexual decision making before and after this course. o Describe the effect of environment and historical perspectives on your sexuality. o Discuss the development of your gender identity. o Analyze the effect of attraction and love in your relationships. o Discuss another topic of this course that is interesting and useful to you. Relate this topic to your life. Post your personal response as an attachment.