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"This Beautiful Evil": The Connection between Women, the Natural World, Female Sexuality, and Evil in Western Tradition

Description: Female archetypes reflect a social construction of reality, expressing expected modes of behavior, beliefs, and assumptions about women and are reinforced by repetition of common patterns and themes. Often female archetypes take on the physical characteristics of animals, commune with nature, engage in sexual promiscuity, and possess special powers to bewitch and control men into doing their bidding. Four prevalent archetypes include: the Predatory Woman, who with her bestial nature becomes the hunter of men; the Sacrificial Woman, who dutifully negates herself for the sake of men; the Bad Mother, who is cold, unnatural, and challenges men; and les enfants terrible seductive girl-women who at once tempt and torment men. This research traces the development and evolution of female archetypes and explores how images of women, nature, sexuality, and evil are structured within a cultural framework of Western tradition: myths and folktales, religious, philosophical, and scientific works, and film.
Date: December 2000
Creator: Gregg, Gretchen Esely
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Understanding sexuality: a guide to better family living

Description: The problem of this study was to prepare a comprehensive family living textbook for use by high school students. The primary purposes of the study were the following: (1) to provide teenagers with factual information concerning sexuality which will better equip them to make responsible decisions; (2) to prepare young people to become better marriage partners, better parents and ultimately to produce stronger families for the future.
Date: May 1972
Creator: Grider, Sandra Davis
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Physiological and Verbal Responses to Erotic Visual Stimuli in a Female Population

Description: In recent years, there has been a growing acceptance of sexual behavior as a legitimate area of research. An impetus for research utilizing erotic visual stimuli was supplied by the Presidential appointment of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography (1963). Research into the effects of erotic visual stimuli has typically employed male subjects (Neiger, 1966). The paucity of adequate research has not been a deterrent to the formulation of strong opinions regarding the nature of female sexuality. The present research has focused on female responses to visual representations of the nude male figure.
Date: December 1972
Creator: Hamrick, Narecia D.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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How to Hook a Hottie: Teenage Boys, Hegemonic Masculinity, and Cosmo Girl! Magazine

Description: This book chapter discusses different media texts targeted at a different audience, magazines written for an audience of teenaged girls, which also work to naturalize male sexuality as aggressive and predatory. The authors study advice columns and articles in these magazines that depict teenaged boys as sexually forceful and emotionally stunted, and that encourage girl readers to expect and enable such behaviors.
Date: 2011
Creator: Enck-Wanzer, Suzanne M. & Murray, Scott A.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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The Effects of a College Human Sexuality Course on Students' Sexual Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior.

Description: Using an experimental-comparison group design, data were collected at the beginning and end of a semester to assess the effect of a human sexuality course on students' sexual knowledge, sexual attitude, and sexual behaviors. Data analysis by t-tests showed statistical differences between the experimental and comparison group only on sexual knowledge scores ( p < .001), with the experimental group scoring higher. T-tests showed statistical difference between males and females in sexual attitude (p< .001) and sexual behavior (p< .001) with women scoring higher than men in the experimental group, and also when experimental and control groups were combined. Although not statistically significant, women scored higher in sexual knowledge than males.
Date: December 2001
Creator: Smith, Jolene A.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Child Molestation and Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes headings titled "Do Homosexuals Molest the Underage?" and "Do Homosexual Teachers Betray Their Pupils?" as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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The Psychology of Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1984
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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What Causes Homosexuality and Can It Be Cured?

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes sections titled "What causes Homosexuality" and "Can Homosexuality Be Cured?" as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1984
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Medical Aspects of Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes a discussion of sexually-transmitted diseases, AIDS, and related topics as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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What Homosexuals Do (It's More Than Merely Disgusting)

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes a discussion of gay sex, AIDS, and related topics as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Envelope from the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality]

Description: Envelope used to send pamphlets on various topics opposing homosexuality, produced or distributed by ISIS (Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality). The envelope is addressed to Mrs. Josephine T. Ulrich in San Antonio, Texas with a return address for ISIS, located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Date: 1985~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Homosexuality: Everybody's Problem

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes a discussion the "homosexual threat" to public health, to children, and to good social order, as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

"Engine Running": Essays

Description: Engine Running: Essays is a collection of creative nonfiction that explores, in parts, a persona's distancing from home and self against the backdrop of an increasingly fractured family doing the same. Through a variety of forms, the essays seek to balance themes like loss, self-discovery, and manhood in reflections on the role of childhood memory, the early revelations and experimentation of sexuality, and the carving-out of personal identity in West Texas.
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Date: May 2021
Creator: Mason, Chesley Cade
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Creating Discussion: An Auteur Analysis of Films Directed by Adrian Lyne

Description: This thesis examines the various "signature" threads that are present within the "oeuvre" of the Hollywood filmmaker Adrian Lyne. The goal of this thesis is to showcase both how and why Lyne can be thought of as an auteur and to open up his films to new and previously unexplored meanings. Lyne's eight feature films are analyzed in-depth individually and in comparison to one another from a variety of theoretical frameworks and points of focus in each of the body chapters.
Date: May 2017
Creator: Oliver, Stephanie
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Queer Phenomenological Framework of Gender and Sexuality for the Discourses of Environmental Religion and Ecofeminism

Description: This master's thesis undertakes an analysis of the current discourse in environmental religion and ecofeminism respectively and proposes the use of queer phenomenology to provide a framework of analysis for the ways gender and sexuality are envisioned in those fields in conversation with the use of Judith Butler's theory of performativity. First, a literature review and overall analysis of the current discourse of environmental religion is established. This is followed by a literature review and overall analysis of the current discourse of ecofeminism. Finally, the last chapter describes how queer phenomenology as posited by Sara Ahmed is a useful framework for the conceptualization of gender and sexuality that can benefit both discourses.
Date: May 2022
Creator: Spratt, Rachel Olivia
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Accuracy of Partner Perception and Relationship Satisfaction: Investigating Masturbatory Habits

Description: An individual's perceptions of various aspects of one's romantic relationship (irrespective of whether or not the perceptions align with reality) often play a critical role in romantic relationship satisfaction. Research has demonstrated that the accuracy of an individual's perception of his or her partner is generally positively related to the individual's romantic relationship satisfaction. However, when perceiving negative or conflictual messages from a partner, an individual's accuracy of perception is negatively associated with his or her romantic relationship satisfaction. Researchers have suggested that poor accuracy in perceiving negative messages might diffuse the negative intention in a way that is less impactful to the relationship. The present study was designed to investigate accuracy in the perception of sexual topics, specifically masturbatory habits. A sample of 93 married couples (186 individuals) responded to questions about (a) their own masturbatory behaviors and (b) their perception of their partners' masturbatory behaviors to determine the accuracy of each partner's perception of his or her partner. The association between accuracy and romantic and sexual relationship satisfaction was explored, along with one potential moderating variable: attitudes toward masturbation. Perceived reason for masturbating, perceived target of arousal during masturbation, and partner's actual reason for masturbating all positively predicted an individual's relationship satisfaction. Partner's actual openness about masturbatory behaviors moderated the association between accuracy of partner perception of openness about masturbation and both relationship and sexual satisfaction. When partners were more open about masturbation, accuracy was a stronger positive predictor of relationship and sexual satisfaction than when partners were less open about masturbation. Results, limitations, areas for future research, and clinical implications are discussed.
Date: August 2016
Creator: Ramos, Marciana Julia
Partner: UNT Libraries

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 45, Number 2, Summer 2014

Description: Official, quarterly journal of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA) containing articles, opinions, and research in professional rehabilitation counseling regarding the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests. This edition of JARC sought to highlight international trends in contexts such as Asia, India, South Africa, Taiwan, and Uruguay.
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Date: Summer 2014
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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[Transcript of radio interview (listener call-in) on KVTT 91.7 FM, Dallas, Texas (national broadcast)]

Description: Typed transcript of a radio interview between host Marlin Maddoux and his guest, psychologist Dr. Paul Cameron, on the "Point of View" talk show via the Christian radio station KVTT 91.7 FM in Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Maddoux and Cameron discuss the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS among homosexuals, gay rights, and other issues related to homosexuality from a conservative Christian perspective. Maddoux and Cameron also take calls and answer questions from listeners of the show.
Date: 198X-07-31
Creator: Maddoux, Marlin & Cameron, Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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A Comparison of the Effects of a Unit on Human Growth, Development and Sexuality on Fifth-Ninth- and Twelfth Grade Urban Public School Students

Description: The purposes of this study were to determine whether there were significant differences in knowledge and attitudes among fifth-, ninth- and twelfth-grade students after having been taught a unit on Human Growth, Development and Sexuality and to determine whether there were significant differences between these students and students not receiving the unit. The study attempted to determine at which of the three levels the human sexuality unit was most effective in transmitting knowledge and changing attitude in the area of human sexuality. An attempt was made to determine if there were significant differences between males and females in the knowledge obtained or attitude changes.
Date: August 1982
Creator: Stephens, LuAnna
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Expanded Perceptions of Identity in Benjamin Britten's Nocturne, Op. 60

Description: A concentrated reading of Benjamin Britten's Nocturne through details of the composer's biography can lead to new perspectives on the composer's identity. The method employed broadens current understandings of Britten's personality and its relationship to the music. After creating a context for this kind of work within Britten scholarship, each chapter explores a specific aspect of Britten's identity through the individual songs of the Nocturne. Chapter 2 focuses on how Britten used genres in a pastoral style to create his own British identity. Chapter 3 concentrates on the complex relationship between Britten's homosexuality and his pacifism. Chapter 4 aims to achieve a deeper understanding of Britten's idealization of innocence. The various aspects of Britten's personality are related to one another in the Conclusion.
Date: May 2008
Creator: Perkins, Anna Grace
Partner: UNT Libraries
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