Sex Differences in Sexuality.

The term paper should be an analysis of theories and research in psychology investigating sex differences in a particular aspect of behavior: Sex Differences in Sexuality. The paper should include at least one major theoretical approach to understanding sex differences in behavior, and descriptions of at least one empirical research study** investigating sex differences in behavior. The article should focus on questions that are relevant to the particular theoretical approach you are taking. You may use other sources for the paper like some psychology textbooks. The paper should follow the outline below (approximately):

I. Introduction
A. Introduce the topic and discuss what is generally known about differences between the sexes on that particular behavior.
B. Introduce major theoretical approach, and discuss explanations for sex differences provided by that theory (e.g., social role theory argues that men and women adopt different personality traits b/c of different role requirements; evolutionary psychology theories argue that men and women take on different responsibilities to maximize reproductive success and survival; social learning theory argues that roles are learned through modeling of behaviors observed in others; etc.).

II. Research
A. Discuss your research article in terms of the following:
1. What is the specific purpose of the current study (i.e., how does it contribute to an understanding of the phenomena being investigated)? What are the specific hypotheses that are tested in the study? What variables are being investigated, and how are they operationalized?
2. Describe the Methods used in each study, including:
a. PARTICIPANTS. Provide the number, type, mean age, sex breakdown, and any specific or unusual characteristics.
b. MEASURES/MATERIALS/APPARATUS. Provide descriptions of operationalized variables (i.e., what are the measures or procedures used to define the variables of interest).
c. PROCEDURE. Provide specific descriptions of procedures followed in data collection, including random assignment of participants, research protocols, etc.
3. Describe the Results of the study, specifically if hypotheses were confirmed or disconfirmed. What general conclusions are drawn by the researchers? Describe how the current results fit or do not fit with the findings of previous research. Do the current results add anything unique or important to understanding of the phenomena in question? [please note you do not have to report results of statistical tests; describe main results in words]

III. Personal evaluation/experiences
A. In one paragraph, summarize your opinion of the research studies you reviewed, as well as the research findings in general on sex differences in the behavior you are investigating. Discuss which theoretical approaches (if any) you think provide the best explanation for sex differences.
B. Describe your own experiences with sex differences in the behavior you are investigating, including whether your experiences are similar to those indicated by research.