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Sexual Scripts

  • Jay Ann Jemail
  • James Geer
Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (Persp. Sex.)

Abstract

In their book Sexual Conduct, Gagnon and Simon (1973) suggest that there is little that can be truly called spontaneous in human behavior. They propose a psychosocial learning model to account for the social and cultural elements in the learning of scripted behavior. They use the term “script” or “scripted behavior” to describe the conventional and dramatic elements in human conduct. Their model may be used to describe all human social behavior; however, specifically, we are concerned here with its application to sexual behavior, that is to say, with the description of scripted sexual behavior.

Keywords

Sexual Behavior Sexual Interaction Sexual Script Human Social Behavior Dark Hair 
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References

  1. Gagnon, J. and Simon, W. (1973). Sexual Conduct: The Social Sources of Human Sexuality, Aldine Publishing Co., Chicago.Google Scholar
  2. Kinsey, A.C., Pomeroy, W.B. and Martin, C.E. (1948). Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, Saunders, Philadelphia.Google Scholar
  3. Kinsey, A.C., Pomeroy, W.B., Martin, C.E. and Gebhard, P.H. (1953). Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, Saunders, Philadelphia.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay Ann Jemail
    • 1
  • James Geer
    • 1
  1. 1.USA

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