Sexual Development in Childhood

by John Bancroft

Part of the Kinsey Institute Series Series

Sexual Development in Childhood Synopsis

Approached with either indifference or panic in our culture, discussion of childhood sexuality remains submerged within political and moral debates that have historically impededits understanding. In contrast, Sexual Development in Childhood brings together respected researchers and clinicians to assess the current state of knowledge about childhood sexuality. The result is a comprehensive presentation of the latest research that is rational, balanced, and thorough. The wide-ranging essays in Sexual Development in Childhood seek collectively to answer many of the most vital questions in the field of childhood development. What is childhood sexuality, and why should it be studied? How should it be measured, and what research methods are most useful? What are the current empirical results of research, and in what direction do these studies intend to go in the future? The essays offered in answer to these questions propose to help us understand both the normal range of sexual development in children and the consequences of abusive sexual experiences-objectives that should make this volume an essential resource for teachers, advocates, and social policy professionals as well as for researchers and clinicians.

Sexual Development in Childhood Press Reviews

The book as a whole takes a major step forward in opening up research and discussion on the subject. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty; professionals; general readers.July 2004 * Choice *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253342430
Publication date: 28th September 2003
Author: John Bancroft
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 504 pages
Categories: Child & developmental psychology, Sexual behaviour,

About John Bancroft

John Bancroft was trained in medicine at Cambridge University and in psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He has been Director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, and Professor of Psychiatry at Indiana University since May 1995. He is the author of Human Sexuality and Its Problems, and was founding editor of Annual Review of Sex Research.

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