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ERIC Number: EJ836406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Ethical Considerations in the Use of Sexually Explicit Visuals as an Instructional Methodology in College Sexuality Courses
Rhoades, Chuck
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v2 n4 p5-23 Jan 2008
This article examines ethical considerations in the use of sexually explicit materials (SEM) as an educational methodology in undergraduate human sexuality courses. While current research is lacking on the effects of this methodology on students, previous studies indicate that SEM use benefits student knowledge gain, attitude awareness, and communication skills. Some studies have identified potential harm in regard to uncomfortable emotional reactions, with special concern for students who have experienced non-consensual sex. The paper advocates that instructors be mindful of ethical principles and adhere to the American Psychological Association's Ethics Code when using SEM in their courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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