|Module title||Psychosexual Development Through Life: Interpersonal And Social Aspects|
|Module lecturer||dr Agnieszka Izdebska|
|Faculty||Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science|
Module aim (aims)
The course is an introduction to the field of human psychosexual development. The seminar's primary goal is to verify students' common knowledge about human psychosexual development and combine it with the present scientific findings. The course aims to provide the concept of human sexual development as a continuous process subordinated to two sources of determination: social and biological. It will widely explore the interpersonal and social aspects of human sexual behavior in different stages of life.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Competence of discussion and work in groups.
English language comprehension sufficient to read literature on the subject in this language.
Week 1: Introduction to human sexuality: what is human sexuality
Week 2: The concept of development and models of psychosexual development
Week 3: Main biological determinants of psychosexual development
Week 4: Main social determinants of psychosexual development
Week 5: Development of sex and gender
Week 6: Psychosexual development in early childhood: main changes and typical behavior
Week 7: Psychosexual development in adolescence: main changes and typical behavior
Week 8: Sexual norm for children and adolescents, atypical sexual behavior
Week 9: High-risk sexual behavior of young people
Week 10: Sexual education of children and adolescents
Week 11: The problem of child sexual abuse and its impact on psychosexual development
Week 12: Adult sexuality and relationships: phases and models
Week 13: Adult sexuality and relationships: pregnancy and parenthood
Week 14: Sexuality in the late adulthood
Week 15: Human psychosexual development - future directions
Bancroft, J. (2009). Human Sexuality and Its Problems (3rd ed.). Elsevier Limited.
Blonna, R., Levitan, J., E. (2004). Healthy Sexuality. California: Brooks Cole.
Erikson, E. H. (1980). Identity and the Life Circle. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
Lamb, S., Gilbert, J. (Eds.).(2019). The Cambridge handbook of sexual development: Childhood and adolescence. Cambridge University Press.
Rathus, S., A., Jeffrey, S., N., Fichner-Rathus, N. (2007). Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.