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Ch 18: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to study sexual and gender identity disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of sexual and gender identity disorders.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the characteristics of sexual dysfunction or the social perceptions of gender identity disorders
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about sexual and gender identity disorders
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any sexual and gender identity disorders question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a sexual and gender identity disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Phases and types of sexual dysfunction
  • Historical perspectives on sexual dysfunction
  • Desire disorders
  • Disorders of excitement
  • Orgasm disorders
  • Sexual pain disorders
  • Features of sex therapy
  • Types of paraphilia
  • Gender identity disorder

14 Lessons in Chapter 18: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is a Sexual Dysfunction? - Definition, Phases & Types

1. What Is a Sexual Dysfunction? - Definition, Phases & Types

What happens when an otherwise healthy adult can't enjoy sex? In this lesson, we'll look at the four phases of sexual activity and sexual dysfunctions that can occur in each phase. In addition, we'll look at some common causes of sexual dysfunction.

Historical Perspectives of Sexual Dysfunctions

2. Historical Perspectives of Sexual Dysfunctions

When otherwise healthy adults can't enjoy sex, they are suffering from a sexual dysfunction. Throughout history, there have been many different views of the types and causes of sexual dysfunction. In this lesson, we'll explore historical perspectives of sexual problems.

Desire Disorders: Definition, Causes & Treatment

3. Desire Disorders: Definition, Causes & Treatment

Desire is a normal part of adult relationships. But what happens when someone loses all desire? In this lesson, we'll examine hypoactive sexual desire disorder, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Disorders of Excitement: Definition, Causes & Treatment

4. Disorders of Excitement: Definition, Causes & Treatment

Sex is a normal part of adult life, but what happens when someone is not able to be physically aroused? In this lesson, we'll look closer at different types of excitement disorders, as well as their causes and treatments.

What Are Orgasm Disorders? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

5. What Are Orgasm Disorders? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

Some people aren't able to reach orgasm, or they reach orgasm too quickly. What causes these things, and how are they treated? In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of orgasm disorders.

Sexual Pain Disorders: Definition, Causes & Treatment

6. Sexual Pain Disorders: Definition, Causes & Treatment

Most healthy adults enjoy sex, but sometimes people experience pain during sex. In this lesson, we'll look closer at sexual pain disorders, their causes and their treatments.

What Is Sex Therapy? - Definition and Features

7. What Is Sex Therapy? - Definition and Features

Sex is a normal part of adult life, but sometimes people have issues with sex. Where can people turn when they have sexual dysfunction? In this lesson, we'll examine what sex therapy is and how sex therapists help patients with sexual dysfunctions.

Paraphilia: Definition and Symptoms Displayed in Fetishism, Transvestism & Exhibitionism Paraphilias

8. Paraphilia: Definition and Symptoms Displayed in Fetishism, Transvestism & Exhibitionism Paraphilias

Sexual urges and fantasies are part of the lives of most healthy adults. But, what happens when the urges and fantasies center on a specific object or scenario and cause distress or impairment? In this lesson, we will look at several paraphilias and how they are treated.

Characteristics of Voyeurism, Frotteurism & Pedophilia

9. Characteristics of Voyeurism, Frotteurism & Pedophilia

What happens when someone becomes a peeping Tom? How do you treat people who feel the urge to rub up against nonconsenting people? And how do you treat someone who is attracted to young children? In this lesson we'll explore voyeurism, frotteurism, and pedophilia.

Sexual Masochism & Sexual Sadism: The Characteristics of Paraphilias Derived From Pain

10. Sexual Masochism & Sexual Sadism: The Characteristics of Paraphilias Derived From Pain

Sex is a part of healthy adult relationships. But, what happens when one partner craves pain as well as pleasure? In this lesson, we'll look at sexual masochism and sexual sadism, as well as the non-clinical term sadomasochism.

Gender Identity Disorder: Definition and Social Perception of Gender Dysphoria

11. Gender Identity Disorder: Definition and Social Perception of Gender Dysphoria

What happens when someone is born a woman but feels like they should be a man? In this lesson, we'll look closer at gender identity disorder, its symptoms, and changing views on it as a mental disorder.

Explaining and Treating Gender Identity Disorder

12. Explaining and Treating Gender Identity Disorder

What causes someone to be transgender? In this lesson, we'll look at the psychological and biological causes of gender identity disorder as well as common treatments for the disorder.

Diabetes and Sexual Dysfunction

13. Diabetes and Sexual Dysfunction

People with diabetes have a lot to think about concerning their health. An often overlooked issue is healthy sexual relations. How does diabetes impact sexual function? Read on for details.

What is Vaginismus? - Causes & Treatment

14. What is Vaginismus? - Causes & Treatment

Did you know that there are two types of vaginismus? Learn about vaginismus, its symptoms, treatment, and causes. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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