Out in Psychology: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Perspectives / Edition 1

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This essential and informative text showcases a range of up-to-date approaches to the exciting and rapidly expanding area of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer psychologies. Out in Psychology places a strong emphasis on exploring the potential of qualitative and critical approaches and gives much-needed attention to often overlooked bisexual and trans psychological research. It offers a fresh perspective on lesbian and gay topics by incorporating new areas of engagement such as sociology, law, sport psychology, occupational psychology and critical psychology. Compiled from the work of a range of international contributors based in a variety of professional settings, this fascinating and informative resource is divided into four accessible sections that each provide a novel approach to LGBTQ psychologies: Histories and Commentaries, Work and Leisure, Lives and Experiences, Health and Practice. This volume is essential reading for students and academics (both lecturers and researchers) in Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, Sexuality Studies and LGBT/Queer Studies, and also counsellors and therapists in private practice, as well as members of the general LGBTQ, community.
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"A superb introduction to many perspectives, and a must read for anyone working with LGBT populations." (The Psychologist, February 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470012871
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/18/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.87 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Clarke is a senior lecturer in social psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. She has published a number of papers on lesbian and gay parenting, same-sex relationships, the history of LGBTQ psychologies, and qualitative methods in journals such as Sexualities, British Journal of Social Psychology, Qualitative Research in Psychology and Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review. She has edited (with Sara-Jane Finlay and Sue Wilkinson) two special issues of Feminism & Psychology on marriage, and edited (with Elizabeth Peel) special issues of Feminism & Psychology, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review and Psychology of Women Section Review on LGBTQ psychologies. She is also the editor with Elizabeth Peel and Jack Drescher of British LGB Psychologies: Theory, research and practice (Haworth Press, 2007). She is a member of the British Psychological Society’s Lesbian & Gay Psychology Section and Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy and Feminism & Psychology. Her current research and writing centres on same-sex relational practices and civil partnership, LGBTQ issues in higher education, and the use of thematic analysis in qualitative psychological research. She is co-authoring a textbook (with Sonja J. Ellis, Elizabeth Peel and Damien W. Riggs) entitled LGBTQ Psychologies: Themes and perspectives (Cambridge University Press).

Elizabeth Peel is a lecturer in psychology in the School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. She has published a number of articles about heterosexism, diversity training and lesbian and gay relationships in journals such as Discourse & Society, Feminism & Psychology, Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review and Women’s Studies International Forum. She is the editor with Victoria Clarke and Jack Drescher of British LGB Psychologies: Theory, research and practice (Haworth Press, 2007). She has also edited (with Victoria Clarke) special issues of Feminism & Psychology, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review and Psychology of Women Section Review on LGBTQ psychologies. She is a chartered psychologist and a member of the British Psychological Society’s Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section and Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section. She is former editor of Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review and editorial board member of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy. Her current research centres on the management of chronic illness (especially diabetes), understandings of health related technologies (such as neuroimaging techniques), same sex relationships and the intersections of LGBTQ psychologies and critical health psychology. She is currently editing (with Michael Thomson) a special issue of Feminism & Psychology on LGBTQ health psychologies and is co-authoring a textbook (with Victoria Clarke, Sonja J. Ellis and Damien W. Riggs) entitled LGBTQ Psychologies: Themes and perspectives (Cambridge University Press).

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Table of Contents

About the Editors     ix
List of Contributors     xi
Foreword   Jerry J. Bigner     xix
Introducing Out in Psychology   Victoria Clarke   Elizabeth Peel     1
From Lesbian and Gay Psychology to LGBTQ Psychologies: A Journey into the Unknown (or Unknowable)?   Victoria Clarke   Elizabeth Peel     11
Histories and Commentaries: Power, Invisibility and Heteronormativity: Invitations to Paradox   Glenda M. Russell     38
What Comes after Discourse Analysis for LGBTQ Psychology?   Peter Hegarty     41
Recognizing Race in LGBTQ Psychology: Power, Privilege and Complicity   Damien W. Riggs     59
Personality, Individual Differences and LGB Psychology   Gareth Hagger-Johnson     77
Heteronormativity and the Exclusion of Bisexuality in Psychology   Meg Barker     95
Lives and Experiences: The Challenge of Understanding LGBTQ Lives and Experiences   Becky J. Liddle     120
A Minority within a Minority: Experiences of Gay Men with Intellectual Disabilities   Christopher Bennett   Adrian Coyle     125
Closet talk: The Contemporary Relevance of the Closet in Lesbian and Gay Interaction   Victoria Land   Celia Kitzinger     147
Romance, Rights, Recognition, Responsibilities and Radicalism: Same-Sex Couples' Views on Civil Partnership and Marriage   Victoria Clarke   Carole Burgoyne   Maree Burns     173
The Experience of Social Power in the Lives of Trans People   Clair Clifford   Jim Orford     195
'What Do They Look Like and Are They among Us?': Bisexuality, (Dis)closure and (Un)viability   Maria Gurevich   Jo Bower   Cynthia M. Mathieson   Bramilee Dhayanandhan     217
Work and Leisure: LGBTQ Psychologies Go to Work   Suzanna M. Rose     244
Heterosexism at Work: Diversity Training, Discrimination Law and the Limits of Liberal Individualism   Rosie Harding and Elizabeth Peel     247
Out on the Ball Fields: Lesbians in Sport   Vikki Krane   Kerrie J. Kauer     273
Homophobia, Rights and Community: Contemporary Issues in the Lives of LGB People in the UK   Sonja J. Ellis     291
Striving for Holistic Success: How Lesbians Come Out on Top   Faith Rostad   Bonita C. Long     311
Health and Practice: Bringing LGBTQ Psychology into Mainstream Practice   Ian Rivers     332
On Passing: The Interactional Organization of Appearance Attributions in the Psychiatric Assessment of Transsexual Patients   Susan A. Speer   Richard Green     335
Alcohol and Gay Men: Consumption, Promotion and Policy Responses   Jeffery Adams   Tim McCreanor   Virginia Braun     369
Towards a Clinical-Psychological Approach to Address the Heterosexual Concerns of Intersexed Women   Lih'Mei Liao     391
Educational Psychology Practice with LGB Youth in Schools: Individual and Institutional Interventions   Jeremy J. Monsen   Sydney Bayley     409
Que(e)rying the Meaning of Lesbian Health: Individual(izing) and Community Discourses   Sara MacBride-Stewart     427
Transsexualism: Diagnostic Dilemmas, Transgender Politics and the Future of Transgender Care   Katherine Johnson     445
Index     465
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