PSY 265 Week 1 Assignment

PSY 265 Week 1 Assignment

PSY 265 Week 1 Assignment

Describe the life of a sperm and the life of an egg from start to finish in a 700- to 1,050-word story based on this week’s reading and formatted according to APA guidelines (Make sure grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling are correct). Cover the following points in your story:

Trace the movements of the sperm and the egg from their development to fertilization.

Describe the function of each of the male and female internal and external sex organs in relation to the sperm and the egg.
Describe the role of the sex organs in fertilization.


Be creative. Consider giving the sperm and egg personalities as you describe their traveling adventures.

CheckPoint: Sexuality and Value Systems

Answer the following: Which value system or systems discussed in the text do you most relate to? Explain your answer

CheckPoint: Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making

Answer the following: How do you use the principles of critical thinking in making sexual decisions? Give an example from your own life in which you would use critical thinking to make a decision about sex.

CheckPoint: The Response Cycle

Resource: Appendix B

Complete the table in appendix B with the four phases of the sexual response cycle developed by Masters and Johnson.

Write a brief description in your own words of the male experience and a brief description of the female experience for each phase.

Include the changes in sexual anatomy of males and females during the different stages.

Post Appendix B as an attachment.

Consider that you are having an informative discussion with your adolescent child about sex. Your goal is to explain to your child that sexual arousal is a normal sensation attributed to the brain, neurochemicals, and sex hormones all working together. Describe, in language that a teen would understand, how the brain, neurochemicals, and sex hormones work together during sexual arousal.

Consider, as you respond to your classmates’ posts, that the adolescent has questions about how the brain, neurochemicals and sex hormones are affecting him or her at this point in life.