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Lust What We Know about Human Sexual Desire by Pamela C. Regan, Ellen S. Berscheid
  

Lust What We Know about Human Sexual Desire

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Part of the SAGE Series on Close Relationships Series

Synopsis

Lust What We Know about Human Sexual Desire by Pamela C. Regan, Ellen S. Berscheid

Accessibly written, this interdisciplinary book reviews theory and research on the characteristics of sexual desire, the individual physical and mental factors that influence the experience of sexual desire (hormones, age, gender, beliefs, mood), the various partner characteristics that incite sexual desire (attractiveness) and the association between sexual desire and interpersonal, relational events and experiences (romantic love). The book concludes with an examination of the personal, interpersonal and societal implications of sexual desire. Throughout, the authors draw on findings from their own body of research on sexual and romantic attraction, as well as on an extensive review of the relevant social, behavioural and medical science literature.

About the Author

Pamela Regan is Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota and her undergraduate degree in English from Williams College. Her research interests are in the areas of close relationships and human sexuality, with an emphasis on passionate love, sexual desire, and mate preference. She has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and reviews (and has given over 75 professional presentations) on the dynamics of sex, love, and human mating, and she is the author of Close Relationships (Routledge, 2011), the co-author (with Ellen Berscheid) of The Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (Pearson, 2005) and Lust: What We Know About Human Sexual Desire (Sage, 1999), and the co-author (with Bruce King) of Human Sexuality Today (Pearson, 2014). In 2007, she was honored with the Outstanding Professor Award by her university for excellence in instruction and professional achievement.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 1999

Author

Pamela C. Regan, Ellen S. Berscheid

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
184 pages

Categories

Sexual behaviour
Gender studies, gender groups

ISBN

9780761917922

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