Free Fall in a Sky of Pink

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Abstract

Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1994, Vol 39(2), 190–191. Reviews the book, Exploring Human Sexuality by Kathryn Kelley and Donn Byrne (1992). Kelley and Byrne have written a text that is clear and coherent with respect to research methods and also factually sound in areas related to social psychology. The text will appeal most to the prospective instructor who is a social psychologist. Sections of the book related to social psychology, such as the chapters on sexual attitudes and interpersonal attraction, are the strengths of the book The authors are writing from a position of evident expertise in social psychology, and in related areas, information is current and complete. The text is problematic in two areas, neither of which is trivial. First, outside of social psychology, the information base is less than sound in some areas. Second, throughout the volume, there are some values issues that make this text problematic. In spite of its positive features, the reader might want to consider other texts in human sexuality. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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