Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities and Youth: Psychological Perspectives

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities and Youth: Psychological Perspectives

by Charlotte J. Patterson
     
 

The essays in this volume explore the psychological dimensions of lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities from puberty to adulthood. The essays focus upon three general areas: theoretical frameworks that are important in understanding the development of sexual orientation in adolescence, challenges faced by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth, and issues related to…  See more details below

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The essays in this volume explore the psychological dimensions of lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities from puberty to adulthood. The essays focus upon three general areas: theoretical frameworks that are important in understanding the development of sexual orientation in adolescence, challenges faced by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth, and issues related to interventions and services for LGB youths in community settings. Changes in biological processes, relationships, and community interactions influence the emergence of sexuality in all young people. The process is more complex and difficult for LGB teenagers. Fortunately, the cultural changes that have allowed LGB youths to become more open about themselves at earlier ages have also allowed social and behavioral scientists the opportunity to study them. This volume presents authoritative, research-based reviews of this ever-increasing area of study and social concern.

About the Authors:
Anthony R. D'Augelli is Professor of Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University.
Charlotte J. Patterson is Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195119527
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony R. D'Augelli is Professor of Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University. Bharlotte J. Patterson is Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

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