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The Search for Meaning in Adolescent Sexuality and Love

by Peter A. Bertocci - 1982

Sex education should articulate values as well as provide sexual information. A biomorphic explanation that stresses organic needs alone is insufficient for adolescents trying to cope with mature needs and emotions; instead, a psycho-organic-ethical foundation dealing with love and commitment is needed. (Source: ERIC)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 84 Number 2, 1982, p. 379-390
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 818, Date Accessed: 9/28/2020 3:41:31 PM

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  • Peter Bertocci
    Boston University
    PETER A. BERTOCCI is Borden Parker Bowne Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Boston University. He was a Fulbright Research Scholar in Italy in 1950, and in India in 1960. He was also a Guggenheim Fellow, 1967-1968. Among his publications are about 150 articles, contributions to various reference works, and books including Empirical Argument for God in Late British Thought (1938), Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (1951), Religion as Creative Insecurity (1958), Personality and the Good: Psychological and Ethical Perspective with Richard M. Millard, Jr. (1963), Sex, Love and the Person (1967), The Person God Is (1970), and The Goodness of God (1981).
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