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Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology

Colleges & School

College Of Arts And Sciences

First Advisor

Brad Grunert, PhD

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Sex (Psychology); Mental health


Philosophers see sexuality as a complex, powerful, and dangerous part of life (Goldman, 1977). Psychological researchers see sexuality as a source of psychological distress or a symptom of a disorder when disabled. The goal of this research was to identify a relationship between sexual satisfaction and psychological well-being on the premise of empirical data representing numerous areas of the brain associated with emotion and basic instincts activated during sex acts. A relationship was expected to emerge between participants' personal ratings of over-all psychological well-being and personal ratings of over-all sexual satisfaction. This exploratory research provides groundwork for future developments toward establishing a direct relationship between psychological well-being and sexual satisfaction.


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