The New Gay Teenager / Edition 1

The New Gay Teenager / Edition 1

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by Ritch C. Savin-Williams
     
 

Gay, straight, bisexual: how much does sexual orientation matter to a teenager's mental health or sense of identity? In this down-to-earth book, filled with the voices of young people speaking for themselves, Savin-Williams argues that the standard image of gay youth presented by mental health researchers--as depressed, isolated, drug-dependent, even suicidal--may… See more details below

Overview

Gay, straight, bisexual: how much does sexual orientation matter to a teenager's mental health or sense of identity? In this down-to-earth book, filled with the voices of young people speaking for themselves, Savin-Williams argues that the standard image of gay youth presented by mental health researchers--as depressed, isolated, drug-dependent, even suicidal--may have been exaggerated even twenty years ago, and is far from accurate today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022560
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Series:
Adolescent Lives Series, #3
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
762,614
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Ritch C. Savin-Williams is Professor of Clinical and Developmental Psychology at Cornell University and author of "Mom, Dad. I'm Gay": How Families Negotiate Coming Out.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Why the New Gay Teenager?

2. Who's Gay?

3. In the Beginning... Was Gay Youth

4. Models or Trajectories?

5. Feeling Different

6. Same-Sex Attractions

7. First Sex

8. Identity

9. Resilience and Diversity

10. Refusing and Resisting Sexual Identity Labels

Notes

References

Index

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