Discovering Human Sexuality
Simon LeVay, West Hollywood, CA, Janice Baldwin, University of California, Santa Barbara, and John Baldwin,...
Simon LeVay, West Hollywood, CA, Janice Baldwin, University of California, Santa Barbara, and John Baldwin, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Discovering Human Sexuality is unique in both approach and content. The authors have a point of view, but still provide balanced coverage of controversial issues. The boxes are wonderful. One of the things I like about it is the inclusion of historical and cross-cultural detail in the boxes. It’s a very readable and beautiful book. The illustrations and diagrams are excellent—the best of any text I have ever used.”
—Josephine Caldwell-Ryan, Southern Methodist University
“I absolutely love this book. I’m not even sure how I would have taught this course without it. The breadth of information is all-encompassing and presented extremely well. … One thing I really like about the text is the language. I feel like the author is like my cool sexologist aunt. The wording is professional and tactful, without being pedantic. I think the students find it informative without being talked down to. It’s hard to put the book down because it draws you in.”
—Stephanie Marin Rothman, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
“I love the book. I have reviewed several human sexuality textbooks and the LeVay et al. is consistently the best I have encountered. The book effectively uses scientific research to illumine the subject of human sexuality in a very understandable way. … Every time that I have used the LeVay et al. text, the student’s response has always been very favorable.”
—James E. Vaughn, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
For the Student
Companion Website (sites.sinauer.com/discoveringhumansexuality3e)
The Discovering Human Sexuality, Third Edition Companion Website includes a robust set of study and review aids—all available at no cost to the student. This online companion to the textbook takes the place of a printed study guide and includes the following resources:
- Chapter Outlines: Complete outlines of each chapter provide an overview of the chapter and include links to the relevant Study Questions for each section.
- Chapter Summaries: A thorough review of each chapter’s content.
- Learning Objectives: The objectives help focus the student on the important concepts and topics in each chapter; each is referenced to specific textbook headings and pages.
- Activities: For selected chapters, animations, dynamic illustrations, and labeling exercises help the student learn and understand complex concepts and anatomical (and other) terms.
- Study Questions: An extensive set of interactive self-study questions covers the full range of content in every chapter.
- Flashcards: Students can quiz themselves on all the important terms from each chapter, or they can browse the list of terms as a review.
- Web Links: A Set of online sites and resources relevant to each chapter.
- Glossary: A complete online version of the book’s glossary.
- Online Quizzes: Two sets of questions are available for each chapter, for instructors to assign or make available to students as review exercises (instructor registration required):
- Multiple-Choice Quizzes test student comprehension of the material covered in each chapter.
- Essay Questions challenge students to synthesize and apply what they have learned.
For the Instructor (available to qualified adopters)
The Discovering Human Sexuality, Third Edition Instructor’s Resource Library (IRL) contains a wealth of resources for use in course planning, lecture development, and assessment. Contents include:
- Instructor's Manual
The Instructor’s Manual provides instructors with a variety of resources to aid in planning their course and developing their lectures. For each chapter, the manual includes a chapter overview, a chapter outline, the complete chapter summary, class discussion questions, teaching resources, and suggested readings.
- Media Guide
The Media Guide includes extensive lists of suggested video segments (and full-length titles) that are ideal for use as lecture starters or other in-class activities. Video suggestions (with links and sources) are provided for topics across all chapters, and suggested discussion questions are also included.
- Test Bank
The Test Bank consists of a broad range of questions covering all the key facts and concepts in each chapter. Each chapter includes multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and, new for the Third Edition, short answer questions. Also included are all of the Companion Website quizzes (multiple-choice and essay), the textbook end-of-chapter questions, and the Media Guide discussion questions. All questions are keyed to Bloom’s Taxonomy and referenced to specific textbook sections.
- Computerized Test Bank
The entire test bank is provided in Blackboard’s Diploma software. Diploma makes it easy to assemble quizzes and exams from any combination of publisher-provided questions and instructor-created questions. In addition, quizzes and exams can be exported to many different course management systems, such as Blackboard and Moodle.
- Presentation Resources
- Figures & Tables: All of the textbook’s figures (both line art and photographs) are provided as JPEG files at two sizes: high-resolution (excellent for use in PowerPoint) and low-resolution (ideal for web pages and other uses). All the artwork has been reformatted and optimized for exceptional image quality when projected in class.
- PowerPoint Presentations: Two ready-to-use presentations are provided for each chapter:
- A lecture presentation that includes text covering the entire chapter with and selected figures.
- A figures presentation that includes all the figures and tables from the chapter.
The Companion Website’s online quizzes can be assigned by the instructor via the instructor’s website. The site also allows instructors to create their own quizzes and add their own questions. (Adopting instructors must request access to the instructor’s website in order for their students to be able to access the quizzes.)
If you have adopted this text for course use (within the U.S. or Canada) and are interested in the instructor’s supplements that accompany the text, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Outside the U.S. or Canada? Check the orders and returns page for the distributor in your region.