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

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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.

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"The most important strength of this book. . .is the intellectual honesty and integrity with which the authors of these chapters approach their work. . . D'Augelli and Patterson have put together. . .a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, and anyone who is interested in the development of human identity." —Clinical Social Work Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195082319
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Pennsylvania State University

University of Virginia

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Table of Contents

PART I: Concepts of Sexual Identity
1. Lesbian Identities, Laura Brown
2. Gay Male Identities, John C. Gonsiorek
3. Bisexual Identities, Ronald C. Fox
4. Issues of Sexual Identity in an Ethnic Minority: The Case of Chinese American Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals, Connie S. Chan
5. Biological Perspectives on Sexual Orientation, J. Michael Bailey
6. Social Constructionism: Implications for Lesbian and Gay Psychology, Celia Kitzinger
PART II: Personal Development Over the Lifespan
7. Lesbian and Gay Adolescence, Ritch C. Savin-Williams
8. Lesbians and Gay Men in Midlife, Douglas C. Kimmel and Barbara E. Sang
9. Development in Later Life: Older Lesbian and Gay Lives, James D. Reid
PART III: Relationships and Families
10. Lesbian and Gay Male Close Relationships, Lawrence A. Kurdek
11. Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children, Charlotte J. Patterson
PART IV: Community and Contextual Issues
12. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Communities, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Linda D. Garnets
13. Stigma, Heterosexism, and Victimization, Gregory M. Herek
14. The Impact of the HIV Epidemic on U.S. Gay Male Communities, Jay P. Paul, Robert B. Hays, and Thomas J. Coates
15. Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men, Kristin A. Hancock

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