Sexual Attraction: The Psychology of Allure

Sexual Attraction: The Psychology of Allure

Book cover shows two naked individuals in an embrace.

Author: Dr James Giles (Institute for Continuing Education)

Publisher: Bloomsbury

We all experience it but exactly how and why does sexual attraction happen? Philosopher and psychologist James Giles explores the universal, yet highly individualised, experience of being sexually attracted to another person.

Incorporating interviews, research findings, and excerpts from romantic and erotic literature, lyrics, and film, 'Sexual Attraction: The Psychology of Allure' explores a subject that is central to the human experience and highly relevant in not only personal, intimate interactions, but also other relationships.

Although the causes and effects of sexual attraction have been studied, sexual attraction itself—how we experience others in terms of their sexual attractiveness—remains a neglected, rarely researched topic. Dr Giles presents jargon-free information that is accessible and fascinating to the everyday reader as well as highly useful and informative to students and researchers in social psychology, sexology, sex and marital therapy, and relationship counseling.

Publication date: 
Thursday 18 April 2024

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