Does It Matter?

Does It Matter
Does It Matter

This week, you learned about various theories surrounding the determination of one’s sexual orientation. In addition, you learned about some of the limitations and criticisms of the research.

Explain briefly (in 1-2 paragraphs) your understanding of the research on origins of sexual orientation.
Why is it important to understand what determines one’s sexual orientation Consider ethical, legal, and social implications.
Based on what you have learned in your readings within the class and your textbook, make a hypothesis as to where you think the research might lead.

Write your initial response to each part in 3–4 paragraphs. Support your arguments with research, applying APA standards to citation of sources.

From the textbook Human sexuality,
Gender Expectations, Roles, and Behaviors
Sexual Orientation
Sexual Development Throughout Life