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desire

noun A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for a state of sexual arousal; it is little used in working medical parlance.

sexual response cycle

Physiology A term that encompasses the phases of a sexual act from prearousal to denouement; the SRC is divided into 4 phases. Cf Sexual dysfunction.
Sexual Response Cycle
Desire Consists of fantasies about sexual activity, desire to engage therein
Excitement Subjective component of sexual excitement is accompanied by physiologic changes, in ♂, penile tumescence and erection, in ♀ pelvic vasocongestion, vaginal lubrication, and swelling of external genitalia
Orgasm Peaking of sexual pleasure with release of sexual tension, rhythmic contraction of perineal muscles in ♂, ejaculation, in ♀, contractions of outer13 of vagina; in both, anal sphincter contracts rhythmically
Resolution Denouement Muscle relaxation, and a sense of well-being; during resolution, ♂ are unerectable for a variable period of time; ♀ remain on 'red alert'
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In other words, depressed (Starr & Davila, 2008) and dysphoric individuals (Siegel & Alloy, 1990) are rejected, but these results apply only in the social desirability dimension.
Desirability and Feasibility as Central Attributes of the Entrepreneurial Opportunity
2) Do the following factors affect principals' perceptions of their desirability for professional development: experience level of the principal, level of school (elementary, middle or high school), the percentage of minority children, the percentage of children with disabilities, the percentage of children with limited English proficiency, the percentage of children in poverty within the school's population, the school's current Title 1 funding status, and the school's current AYP accreditation?
By incorporating the additional scenario, in which an answer for the average American is requested, we were able to identify the existence of social desirability bias in the answers provided.
But after we started analyzing the data, we determined what was driving this was the actual desirability of the content," Kortum said.
The authors also examined whether gender and social desirability moderated the effects of the intervention.
To clarify the use of terms regarding response distortion, research studying faking has used scores on social desirability scales as an operational definition of faking (Graham et al.
This paper aims at exploring the relationship between social desirability and subjective well-being, controlling for several socio-demographic variables which could affect this relationship (Brajsa-Zganec & Kaliterna-Lipovcan, 2006; Diener & Biswas-Diener, 2002; Diener, Suh, & Oishi, 1997; Kaliterna-Lipovcan & Prizmic-Larsen, 2006; Pavot & Diener, 2004), such as gender, age, education, marital/relationship status, and employment status.
The Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale is a measure of the influence of social desirability on test responses (Crowne and Marlowe 1960) that has been extensively used in personality research (Reynolds 1982).
This paper is organized as follows: Section 2 explains the desirability function-based scalarization approach in detail and Section 3 presents a parallel implementation of the proposed method.
Some authors have suggested that subjective norm affects both self-efficacy and perceived desirability (Krueger et al.
Coming on the heels of the recent groundbreaking of the new Yankee Stadium and The Related Companies' plan to construct a $394 million mega mall on the site of The Bronx Terminal Market just south of Yankee Stadium, the SG2 Properties' acquisition reflects the augmented strength, desirability and marketability of The Bronx as both a commercial and residential location.