|Course/CS Responsible:||First degree in Psychology|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|PSIC||10||Official Curricular Structure||3||-||3||27||81|
|Pedro Jorge da Silva Coelho Nobre|
The course of introduction to Sexology aims to promote knowledge in the field of Sexology as the multidisciplinary science of sexuality. We will address some of the most prominent authors in the history of Sexology and their theories, as well as the various scientific paradigms. We will cover the psychophysiology of sexual response, its principles and main models. We will also review the research on the role of different psychological variables in sexual response and sexual functioning.
Finally, we will discuss some relevant issues in the psychology of sexuality (e.g., sexual dysfunctions, sexuality and disability, sexuality & parenthood, sexuality & ageing, sexual compulsivity and aggression).
Students should develop knowledge and skills in the following domains:
knowledge about the history of Sexology
knowledge regarding the psychophysiology and models of sexual response
knowledge about the psychological factors of sexual response and sexual functioning
knowledge and skills to reflect on contemporary themes of psychology of sexuality
I HISTORY OF SEXOLOGY
II SEXUAL RESPONSE
1. Psychophysiology of Sexual response
2. Models of sexual response
III PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF SEXUAL RESPONSE AND FUNCTIONING
1. The role of Psychological factors
2. Psychological models of sexual functioning
IV THEMES ON PSYCHOLOGY OF SEXUALITY
The theoretical component of the syllabus is oriented mostly to the main themes that constitute the program. The practical teaching methods include: 1) text reading and discussion in small groups, 2) discussion and debate of topics in the class, 3) visualization of audiovisual material (e.g., movies: the life of Alfred Kinsey), 4) literature review using scientific databases (b-on, PsychInfo, EBSCO, Google Scholar, etc.), 5) Presentation of group work in the classroom.
|Apresentação/discussão de um trabalho científico||1,00|
|Frequência das aulas||27,00|
|Trabalho de investigação||0,00|
The evaluation will include a practical component (CP) and a theoretical component (CT). The practical component (CP) is 35% of the final grade in the course and will be evaluated through a group work. The theoretical component (CT) is 65% of the final grade in the course and will be evaluated through a written test.
To obtain approval, students are expected to comply with each of the following criteria:
1. Obtain a final grade equal to or greater than 9.5;
2. Obtain the following minimum scores in each component:
a. minimum of 8 values in the practical component
b. minimum of 8 values in final written test
3. Perform all proposed evaluation components.
FINAL SCORE = (CP * 0.35) + (CT * 0.65)
Students can improve the final grade (of the written test) only once until the subsequent year. In this case the exam will count 65% for the final grade and the practical work will count 35%
Baker, C. D. (1993). A cognitive-behavioural model for the formulation and treatment of sexual dysfunction. In J. M. Ussher and C. D. Baker (Eds.), Psychological perspectives on sexual problems (pp. 110-128). London: Routledge.
Basson, R. (2000). The female sexual response: A different model. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. 26, 51-65.
Kaplan, H. S. (1979). Disorders of sexual desire. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
Kinsey, A. C., Pomeroy, W. B., & Martin, C. E. (1948). Sexual behavior in the human male. Philadelphia: Saunders
Kinsey, A. C., Pomeroy, W. B., Martin, C. E., & Gebhard, P. H. (1953). Sexual behavior in the human female. Philadelphia: Saunders
Masters, W. H., & Johnson, V. E. (1966). Human sexual response. Boston: Little, Brown.
Masters, W. H., & Johnson, V. E. (1970). Human sexual inadequacy. Boston: Little, Brown.
Sbrocco, T., & Barlow, D. H. (1996). Conceptualizing the cognitive component of sexual arousal: Implications for sexuality research and treatment. In P. M. Salkovskis (Ed.), Frontiers of cognitive therapy (pp. 419-449). New York: Guilford Press.