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The Psychology of Sex H. J. Eysenck & Glen Wilson

The Psychology of Sex - H. J. Eysenck & Glen Wilson

Book Club Associates, 1979, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper just about good, somewhat edgeworn with a half-inch nick to the head of the lower panel and further smalll nicks and chips. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Although the scientific study of sexual behaviour has progressed enormously since the pioneering work of Kinsey and Masters and Johnson, little of this work has filtered through to the general public, which has been bombarded instead by moral and political viewpoints about sex, and self-help instruction of various kinds. In this book Professor H. J. Eysenck and Dr Glenn Wilson aim to set the balance right. Using factual material based mostly on experiments and surveys, they describe, in a lively and entertaining way, the current scientific evidence about male/female differences, courtship, love, marriage and divorce, sexual fantasy, arousal and deviation, orgasm difficulties and treatment of sexual disorders.

A major theme that emerges is the impossibility of making general rules about human sexual behaviour. People differ too widely, not only because of their gender but also as a result of their personality and libido; and all these sources of variation are strongly influenced, though not totally determined, by genetic and other biological factors. In particular, the extreme feminist assertion that there are no differences between men and women, beyond obvious anatomical ones, is shown to be untenable. The authors produce clear evidence that traditional differences between men and women as regards characteristic sexual behaviour are biologically based, and offer good reasons for why we evolved this way.

Some of the major research questionnaires in the field of sex, love and marriage are reproduced, with scoring instructions, so readers may gain some fascinating insights into their own sexuality as well as seeing how information in the book has been assembled. Researchers will also find it invaluable, both as a source of these questionnaires and as a compilation of the most exciting and significant of recent research into human sexual behaviour and relationships.”


Jacket designed by Paul Turner. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Orange boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 208 pages.
£8.80

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