Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives / Edition 1

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives / Edition 1

by Anthony R. D'Augelli, Charlotte J. Patterson
     
 

Over the last fifteen years, psychological research regarding sexual orientation has seen explosive growth. In this book, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson bring together top experts to offer a comprehensive overview of what we have discovered—and what we still need to learn—about lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Writing in clear,

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Over the last fifteen years, psychological research regarding sexual orientation has seen explosive growth. In this book, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson bring together top experts to offer a comprehensive overview of what we have discovered—and what we still need to learn—about lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Writing in clear, nontechnical language, the contributors cover a range of topics, including conceptions of sexual identity, development over the lifespan, family and other personal relationships, parenting, and bigotry and discrimination. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities Over the Lifespan is essential reading for researchers, students, social scientists, mental health practitioners, and general readers who seek the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195108996
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Lesbian Identities: Concepts and Issues3
2Gay Male Identities: Concepts and Issues24
3Bisexual Identities48
4Issues of Sexual Identity in an Ethnic Minority: The Case of Chinese American Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexual People87
5Biological Perspectives on Sexual Orientation102
6Social Constructionism: Implications for Lesbian and Gay Psychology136
7Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Adolescents165
8Lesbians and Gay Men in Midlife190
9Development in Late Life: Older Lesbian and Gay Lives215
10Lesbian and Gay Couples243
11Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children262
12Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Communities293
13Psychological Heterosexism in the United States321
14The Impact of the HIV Epidemic on U.S. Gay Male Communities347
15Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men398
Index433

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