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: 9780195108996
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Pennsylvania State University

University of Virginia

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Table of Contents

1 Lesbian Identities: Concepts and Issues 3
2 Gay Male Identities: Concepts and Issues 24
3 Bisexual Identities 48
4 Issues of Sexual Identity in an Ethnic Minority: The Case of Chinese American Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexual People 87
5 Biological Perspectives on Sexual Orientation 102
6 Social Constructionism: Implications for Lesbian and Gay Psychology 136
7 Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Adolescents 165
8 Lesbians and Gay Men in Midlife 190
9 Development in Late Life: Older Lesbian and Gay Lives 215
10 Lesbian and Gay Couples 243
11 Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children 262
12 Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Communities 293
13 Psychological Heterosexism in the United States 321
14 The Impact of the HIV Epidemic on U.S. Gay Male Communities 347
15 Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men 398
Index 433
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