What Motivates Us: Sex

University: 
Yale
Professor: 
Paul Bloom

Overview:

This lecture reviews what evolutionary theories and recent studies in psychology can tell us about sex and gender differences. Students will hear how psychology can help explain many of the differences that exist in whom we find attractive, what we desire in a mate, and sexual orientation.

Reading assignment:

Gray, Peter. Psychology (5th edition), pp. 76-82, 195-201

Angier, Natalie. "Woman: An Intimate Biography." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 255-262

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