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Lust: What we Know About Human Sexual Desire

by Pamela C Regan and Ellen Berscheid SAGE Publications, Inc
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Lust is a powerful feeling that often influences our lives and relationships. Pamela C. Regan and Ellen Berscheid have written an accessible, interdisciplinary book that reviews theory and research on the characteristics of sexual desire, the individual physical and mental factors of the sexual desire, the various partner characteristics that incite sexual desire, and the association between sexual desire and interpersonal, relational events and experiences.

The book concludes with an examination of the personal, interpersonal, and societal implications of sexual desire. Throughout, the authors draw on findings from their own body of research on sexual desire and romantic attraction, as well as on an extensive review of the relevant social, behavioral, and medical science literatures.

Sexual Desire Historical Perspectives Sexual Desire The Phenomenon Sexual Desire The Body (Part One) Sexual Desire The Body (Part Two) Sexual Desire The Mind Sexual Desire The Partner and the Relationship Sexual Desire and Romantic Love

Pamela Regan is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social Relations Lab at California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are in the areas of close relationships and human sexuality, with an emphasis on passionate love, sexual desire, and mate preference. She is a young 'up-and-coming' professor (Ph.D. 1994) who has already established a name for herself by publishing over 40 journal articles, book chapters, and reviews (and giving close to 60 professional presentations) on the dynamics of sex, love, and human mating. She is the coauthor, with Ellen Berscheid, of Lust: What We Know About Human Sexual Desire (Sage Series on Close Relationships, 1999).