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  • Personal History With Attitudes Toward Sexual Orientation
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    Running head: ATTITUDES TOWARD SEXUAL ORIENTATION Effects of Personal History on Student Attitudes Toward Sexual Orientation Jordan C. Perry PSYCH 241; Section 1 University of Massachusetts, Amherst Abstract Attitudes toward sexual orientation has been a topic of growing interest in recent years as the climate of acceptance seems to be growing through knowledge and exposure. We chose to measure peoples current attitudes toward sexual orientation and record aspects of their personal history to de...
  • Sexual Identity And Gender Identity
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    Explain the components of Human Sexuality. In your explanation include the definition of Gender we constructed in class. The components of Human Sexuality differ, of course, with every individual. With the different components of sexual behavior, attitudes and values related to sexuality, intimacy, gender, gender of assignment and reassignment, gender identity, gender role, gender orientation, social orientation, erotic orientation, and affectional orientation determines our sexual identity. As ...
  • Children Of Lesbian And Gay Parents
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    In the last decade there has been a rise n the number of lesbians and gay men forming their own families. Many do this through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination, and other means. Today, researchers have estimated that the number of children living with one gay or lesbian parent is six to fourteen million. Some have described this current period as a lesbian and gay "baby boom". However, lesbian and gay parents face many social and legal obstacles (Lambda Legal Defense and Educationa...
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
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    "Affinity (Sexual Orientation) Discrimination: There are no federal laws that cover sexual orientation discrimination at this time. However, under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, employees may file a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel of the Merit System Protection Board if they are adversely affected by a prohibited personnel practice, such as discrimination based on political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, etc". (Dept. of Psychology, UOW). - "Affinity Orientat...
  • Europe's History With The Orient
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    In Edward Said's thesis entitled, Orientalism he examines the history of "Orientalism."It is a way of coming to terms with the Orient that is based on the Orient's special place in European Western experience". That is, Europe's vast and rich history with their geographical neighbours and how this affected one another's rise. Europe's history with the Orient goes back to the times of colonies. While Said notes that America's new history is more recently defined with Asiatic wars in Japan and Kor...
  • Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation
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    EMPLOYMENT LAW SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION INTRODUCTION: Currently there is no employment legislation in the UK covering discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. With this in mind this essay will discuss developments, which have occurred, and the effectiveness of these changes, the essay will also discuss future developments, which are anticipated, and problems, which may arise from these changes. It is clear from reading the Sex Discriminat...
  • Environmental Involvement In One's Sexual Orientation
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    The cause of homosexual behaviors has long been a controversial topic debated by scientists, psychologists, and many others among the general population. The Newsweek article Born or Bred discusses many possible causes of homosexuality. According to the research done in 1991 by neuroscientist Simon LeVay, the area of the brain that controls sexual activity called the hypothalamus, was less than half the size in homosexual males compared to heterosexual males. This result tells us that homosexual...

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