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Application: Sexual Behavior

Gender and sexuality are intertwined in many cultures. (Gardiner & Kosmitzki, 2011) Socialization agents teach the appropriate behaviors for gender and the acceptable sexual attitudes and behaviors within a culture. Cultural differences exist around the world and across countries. For example, cultural differences may exist through the number of partners allowed in a marriage, expectations for males and females, and knowledge and application of safe sex practices. Differences may also arise in what is permitted and acceptable, such as premarital sex, same-sex relationships, and extramarital relationships. The consequences for an individual deviating from these cultural expectations also vary from culture to culture.

For this Assignment,choose one sexual attitude (e.g., abstinence, monogamy, etc.) and one sexual behavior (e.g., chastity, infidelity, etc.).

  • Course Text: The Handbook of Culture and Psychology
    • Chapter 11, “Gender and Culture”

Some articles that can be used

  • Article: Afable-Munsuz, A., & Brindis, C. D. (2006). Acculturation and the sexual and reproductive health of Latino youth in the United States: A literature review. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health38(4), 208–219.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Crouter, A. C., Manke, B. A., & McHale, S. M. (1995). The family context of gender intensification in early adolescence. Child Development, 66(2), 317–329.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Echávarri, R. A., & Ezcurra, R. (2010). Education and gender bias in the sex ratio at birth: Evidence from India. Demography, 47(1), 249–268.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Business Source Complete database.
  • Article: Ghule, M., Balaiah, D., & Joshi, B. (2007). Attitude towards premarital sex among rural college youth in Maharashtra, India. Sexuality & Culture, 11(4), 1–17.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Mohammadi, M. R., Mohammad K., Farahani, F. K., Alikhani, S., Zare, M., Tehrani, F.R., Alaeddini, F. (2006). Reproductive knowledge, attitudes and behavior among adolescent males in Tehran, Iran. International Family Planning Perspectives32(1), 35–44.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Para-Mallam, F. J., & Funmi, J. (2010). Promoting gender equality in the context of Nigerian cultural and religious expression: Beyond increasing female access to education. Compare: A Journal of Comparative & International Education, 40(4), 459–477.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Educational Research Complete database.
  • Article: Sadker, D., & Zittleman, K. (2005). Gender bias lives, for both sexes. Education Digest70(8), 27–30.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Witt, S. D. (1997). Parental influence on children's socialization to gender roles. Adolescence32(126), 253–259.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Medline with Full Text database.

The Assignment (4–5 pages)

  • Use your Final Project culture of interest and select another culture of interest to you.
  • Compare the similarities and differences of sexual attitudes and behaviors in each culture.
  • Describe the cultural factors that influence sexual attitudes and behaviors.
  • Explain how sexual attitudes and behaviors are perceived and displayed within each culture.
  • Be specific and provide examples.
  • Support your responses using the Learning Resources and the current literature.

Use African American and any other culture you want.

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