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What is DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
A chemical that motivates us to engage in sexual behaviour
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At what age do girls and boys experience their initial sexual interest?
10 years old (before they are physically able to reproduce
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When does production of DHEA begin?
Age 6 (way before puberty!)
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What drives the sexual interest of rats?
Testosterone and Oestrogen
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Where are the receptors for testosterone and oestrogen?
The hypothalamus
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Women are sexually interested throughout their menstrual cycle, but when do they initiate the most sex?
During ovulation when oestrogen levels are high
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Why do human females hide ovulation?
Your mate is more likely to guard you and they are more likely to stick around to help you raise your offspring
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What drives human sexual interest?
testosterone
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What are the four stages in the human sexual response cycle?
Excitement, Plateau, Orgasm, Resolution
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How does the female sexual refractory period differ from the male refractory period?
It is shorter and less dramatic
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What is the coolidge effect?
Men in the refractory period can exit it if presented with a new sexual partner
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What is the sexual refractory period and in which phase does it occur?
When further stimulation does not produce excitement (the resolution phase)
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What are two reasons for having sex that are important throughout the lifespan?
1. It feels good 2. It validates our own attractiveness
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What is extrinsic motivation?
motivation to take actions that are not in and of themselves rewarding
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What is a possible negative effect of extrinsic rewards?
They can undermine intrinsic motivation and make people less likely to engage in an activity they enjoy
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What is intrinsic motivation?
motivation to take actions that are themselves rewarding
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What is conscious motivation?
Why you think you are doing something
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What is unconscious motivation?
Why you are actually doing something (includes the need for achievement)
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What is approach motivation?
Motivation to experience a positive outcome
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What is avoidance motivation?
Motivation to avoid a negative outcome (stronger than approach)
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