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    Lesbian, and Bisexual Sexuality David S. Reitman, MD, MBA). Basically what this means is that Freud thinks that for a male to be gay (homosexual) that he most likely will have a broken relationship with his father and a very close relationship with his mother. Men who have older brothers are more likely to be homosexual due to the mother’s immune system. Some biologists believe that a mother’s immune system could be defensive to male fetuses. After every son born the chance of the next son being homosexual increases. Researchers think that after every male fetus the mother’s antibodies become stronger and keep the fetus’s brain from developing in normal male patterns(Exploring Psychology Ninth Edition David G. Myers). This effect is called the older-brother or fraternal birth-order effect(Exploring Psychology Ninth Edition David G. Myers). This effect only applies to biological brothers, not adopted…

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    Foundations of Anthropology Semester 2 2014 Major Essay Student ID: a1668201 Word Count: What role does nature or biology play in human behaviour? Male Homosexuality One of the earliest debates in psychology, nature versus nurture has been applied to almost every subject of human behaviour, and homosexuality is of course no exception. Whilst attitudes towards homosexuality have certainly shifted over time, there is still no firm scientific or academic consensus on what causes homosexuality in…

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    Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behaviour between members of the same sex or gender. As a sexual orientation, homosexuality is "an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions" primarily or exclusively to people of the same sex. It "also refers to a person's sense of identity based on those attractions, related behaviors, and membership in a community of others who share those attractions. Personal Experience: Experience during internship…

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    Human sexuality and gender has been a topic of interest in psychology since the inception of the field. The field of psychology has made many strides in the way in which it conceives of and considers issues of sexuality such as what reflects a psychologically healthy individual and how alternative sexualities such as homosexuality are addressed; previously, homosexuality was considered a mental disorder, but we now recognize that it is not. Today, the debate has shifted away from homosexuality…

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    on the biological basis of sexual orientation. This idea is strongly linked to essentialism- believing that some phenomena are innate, central to one’s identity, universal, and most importantly, biologically determined. I will specifically focus on how genetic approach, hormones and brain neuroanatomical research, and evolutionary psychology explain homosexuality. A series studies on genetic field have shown…

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    Homosexuality Is a Choice Homosexuality is the sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one 's own sex. The term gay is frequently used referring to a homosexual; female homosexuality is often referred to as lesbianism ("Homosexuality Definition | Dictionary.com"). More common is heterosexuality which is a sexual feeling or behavior directed toward a person or persons of the opposite sex ("Heterosexuality | Definition of Heterosexuality at Dictionary.com:"). Today…

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    There is a very well-known debate about whether sexual orientation is determined at birth. One side states that sexual orientation is a choice and you can choose to be heterosexual. The other side states that homosexuality is not something you can control and people are born gay. Both sides have valid points and statements and are free to believe what they wish. There are many factors that determine a person’s sexual orientation at birth: brain hemisphere dominance, hormones one receives during…

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    Homosexuality has always been a controversial topic in the United States, especially last year when the law changed for same-sex individuals are now able to get married. I attended a Catholic private school in middle school, in which we learned about God and the Bible. We were taught that people could be gay but that they could not act upon it, but it was best not to be gay because that not what God intended us to be. The idea of being gay was so abstract, I always wonder if a person was born…

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    Homosexuality Research Paper Known for many decades as the sexual inversion, homosexuality is a romantic attraction between members of the same sex. Despite that it was considered a taboo decades ago, homosexuality had acquired great power in society in recent years. Homosexual individuals are also known as lesbian (women who are attracted by other women) and gay (men who are attracted by other men) in a like manner, the term mentioned above gay, can also be use to refer to both homosexual…

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    Ever since same-sex marriage has been legalized in some countries, the concept of homosexuality became a hot issue all over the world. Of course, there are many people who support homosexuality and same-sex marriage when there are also many people who do not. Homosexual activists often argue that they have their own rights to enjoy sexual “freedom” and that their human rights should be protected. In contrast, people who are against homosexuals and same-sex marriage emphasize that homosexuality…

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