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Factors Within Ourselves Which Influence Our Decisions And Behavior

Students will be able to:

  • distinguish needs from drives/ desires/ wants 
  • differentiate between human procreation and animal reproduction
  • recognize that humans have control over the sex drive and can learn as they mature to sublimate the sex drive in constructive ways, to become "other-centered" instead of "self-centered"
  • distinguish love from infatuation
  • distinguish sexual freedom from sexual impulsiveness
  • describe in their own words the relationship between true freedom and responsibility to other people, to society, and to ourselves (PRIORITY H)

I Need It– I Want It: What's the Difference?



Sexual Impulsiveness/ Sexual Freedom

Self-control leads to true freedom

Self-control = "Other" centered

Sexual impulsiveness = "Self" centered