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Mc Graw Hill: Abnormal Psychology 6 th edition Halgin and Whitebourne NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT INTENDED!

Gender role

The behaviors and attitudes a person has that are indicative of maleness or femaleness in one's society.

Gender identity

The individual's self-perception as a male or female.

Sexual orientation

The degree to which a person is erotically attracted to members of the same or opposite sex.

Sexual sadism

A paraphilia in which sexual gratification is derived from activities that harm, or from urges to harm, another person.

Female sexual arousal disorder

A sexual dysfunction characterized by a persistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain normal physiological and psychological arousal responses during sexual activity.

Stop-start procedure

A method of treatment for premature ejaculation in which the man or his partner stimulates him to sexual excitement, and, as he approaches the point of orgasmic inevitability, stimulation is stopped. When this procedure is repeated over time, the man can develop greater control over his orgasmic response.

Fetish

A strong, recurrent sexual attraction to a nonliving object.

Fetishism

A paraphilia in which the individual is preoccupied with an object and depends on this object rather than sexual intimacy with a partner for achieving sexual gratification.

Ephebophilia

A variant of pedophilia in which an adult (16 years or over) has uncontrollable sexual urges toward male adolescents.

Female orgasmic disorder

A sexual dysfunction in which a woman experiences problems having an orgasm during sexual activity.

Pedophilia

A paraphilia in which an adult's sexual urges are directed toward children.

Frotteurism

A paraphilia in which the individual has intense sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies of rubbing against or fondling an unsuspecting stranger.

Voyeurism

A paraphilia in which the individual has a compulsion to derive sexual gratification from observing the nudity or sexual activity of others.

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder

A sexual dysfunction in which the individual has an abnormally low level of interest in sexual activity.

Male erectile disorder

A sexual dysfunction marked by a recurrent partial or complete failure to attain or maintain an erection during sexual activity.

Sexual aversion disorder

A sexual dysfunction characterized by an active dislike of intercourse or related sexual activities.

Vaginismus

A sexual dysfunction that involves recurrent or persistent involuntary spasms of the musculature of the outer part of the vagina.

Masochism

The seeking of pleasure from being subjected to pain.

Spectatoring

The experience in which the individual feels unduly self-conscious during sexual activity, as if evaluating and monitoring his or her performance during the sexual encounter.

Dyspareunia

A sexual dysfunction affecting both males and females that involves recurrent or persistent genital pain before, during, or after sexual intercourse.

Transvestic fetishism

A paraphilia in which a man has an uncontrollable craving to dress in women's clothing in order to derive sexual gratification.

Gender identity disorder

A condition in which there is a discrepancy between an individual's assigned sex and gender identity, involving a strong and persistent identification with the other gender.

Partialism

A paraphilia in which the person is interested solely in sexual gratification from a specific body part, such as feet.

Sensate focus

A method of treatment for sexual dysfunctions that involves the partners' taking turns stimulating each other in nonsexual but affectionate ways at first, then gradually progressing over a period of time toward genital stimulation.

Squeeze technique

A method of treatment for premature ejaculation in which the partner stimulates the man's penis during foreplay and squeezes it when he indicates he is approaching orgasm.

Transsexualism

A term sometimes used to refer to gender identity disorder, specifically pertaining to individuals choosing to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

Covert conditioning

A behavioral intervention in which the therapist instructs the client to imagine a highly negative experience when engaging in an undesirable behavior.

Lovemap

The representation of an individual's sexual fantasies and preferred practices.

Voyeur

A person with the paraphilia of voyeurism.

Sexual masochism

A paraphilia marked by an attraction to achieving sexual gratification by having painful stimulation applied to one's own body.

Paraphilias

A disorder in which an individual has recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving (1) nonhuman objects, (2) children or other nonconsenting persons, or (3) the suffering or humiliation of self or partner.

Hebephilia

A variant of pedophilia in which an adult (16 years or over) has uncontrollable sexual urges toward adolescents.

Exhibitionism

A paraphilia in which a person has intense sexual urges and arousing fantasies involving the exposure of genitals to a stranger.

Frotteur

A person with the paraphilia of frotteurism.

Premature ejaculation

A sexual dysfunction in which a man reaches orgasm well before he wishes to, perhaps even prior to penetration.

Sadomasochist

A person who derives sexual pleasure from both inflicting and receiving pain.

Assigned (biological) sex

The sex of the individual that is recorded on the birth certificate.

Orgasmic reconditioning

A behavioral intervention geared toward a relearning process in which the individual associates sexual gratification with appropriate stimuli.

Sexual dysfunction

An abnormality in an individual's sexual responsiveness and reactions.

Male orgasmic disorder

A sexual dysfunction in which a man experiences problems having an orgasm during sexual activity; also known as inhibited male orgasm.

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