Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Experiences / Edition 2

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Designed for both the undergraduate and graduate classroom, this selection of important articles provides a comprehensive overview of current thought about the psychological issues affecting lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men. The editors have revised and updated the introduction and included a new set of articles for the second edition, most of which have been published since the release of the first edition of Psychological Perspectives. The book is divided into eight sections that deal with the meaning of sexual orientation; the psychological dimensions of prejudice, discrimination, and violence; identity development; diversity; relationships and families; adolescence, midlife, and aging; mental health; and the status of practice, research, and public policy bearing on homosexuality and bisexuality in American psychology.

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What People Are Saying

Gilbert Herdt

A rich and satisfying set of psychological studies; surely sets a standard for the field that is a classic in the making.

Gilbert Herdt, director of human sexuality studies and the National Sexuality Resource Center, San Francisco State University

Esther Rothblum

This book is the most comprehensive work on lesbian and gay issues to date, and will be a classic in the field.

Esther Rothblum, University of Vermont (of the first edition)

Gilbert Herdt
A rich and satisfying set of psychological studies; surely sets a standard for the field that is a classic in the making.
Esther Rothblum
This book is the most comprehensive work on lesbian and gay issues to date, and will be a classic in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231124133
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2003
  • Series: Between Men - Between Women Series
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 562
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Garnets is a clinical/community psychologist and lecturer in psychology and women's studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. Douglas C. Kimmel is professor emeritus of psychology at City College of City University of New York.

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction to the Second Edition: Lesbian Gay Male and Bisexual Dimensions in the Psychological Study of Human Diversity Douglas C. Kimmel and Linda D. GarnetsPart I: The Meaning of Sexual Orientation Contemporary Issue: Degree of Choice versus No Choice of Sexual Orientation1. What a Light It Shed: The Life of Evelyn Hooker Douglas C. Kimmel and Linda D. Garnets2. Biological Perspectives on Sexual Orientation, by J. Michael Bailey3. Bisexual Identities, by Ronald C. Fox4. Explaining Diversity in the Development of Same-Sex Sexuality Among Young Women, by Lisa M. Diamond and Ritch C. Savin-WilliamsPart II: Psychological Dimensions of Prejudice Discrimination and Violence Contemporary Issue: Sexual Prejudice Verbal Abuse Physical Harassment and Violence Based on Sexual Orientation5. The Psychology of Sexual Prejudice, by Gregory M. Herek6. Do Heterosexual Women and Men Differ in Their Attitudes Toward Homosexuality? A Conceptual and Methodological Analysis., by Mary E. Kite and Bernard E. Whitley Jr.7. Violence and Victimization of Lesbians and Gay Men: Mental Health Consequences, by Linda Garnets Gregory M. Herek and Barrie Levy8. Matthew Shepard's Death: A Professional Awakening, by Ritch C. Savin-WilliamsPart III: Identity Development and Stigma Management Contemporary Issue: Effects of Historical Differences Between Older and Younger Generations of Lesbians Bisexuals and Gay Men9. Finding a Sexual Identity and Community: Therapeutic Implications and Cultural Assumptions in Scientific Models of Coming Out., by Paula C. Rust10. Why Tell If You're Not Asked? Self-Disclosure Intergroup Contact and Heterosexuals' Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men Gregory M. Herek11. Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Youths' Relationships with Their ParentsRitch C. Savin-Williams12. Employment and Sexual Orientation: Disclosure and Discrimination in the Workplace, by M. V. Lee BadgettPart IV: Diversity Among Gay Men Lesbians and Bisexuals Contemporary Issue: Racism in the Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Community13. Beyond Heterosexism and Across the Cultural DivideDeveloping an Inclusive Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Psychology: A Look to the Future, by Beverly Greene14. Native Gay and Lesbian Issues: The Two-Spirited, by Terry Tafoya15. Sapphic Shadows: Challenging the Silence in the Study of SexualityEvelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa16. Identifying and Addressing Health Issues of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Populations in Rural Communities: Psychological Perspectives, by Douglas C. KimmelPart V: Relationships and Families Contemporary Issue: Legal Recognition of Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Relationships and Families17. The Close Relationships of Lesbians Gay Men and Bisexuals, by Letitia Anne Peplau and Leah R. Spalding18. Monogamy and Polyamory, by Paula C. Rust19. Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents, by Charlotte J. Patterson20. Stories from the Homefront: Perspectives of Asian-American Parents with Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons, by Alice Y. HomPart VI: Adolescence Midlife and Aging Contemporary Issue: The Impact of AIDS on Adolescents and Older Persons21. Developmental and Adjustment Issues of Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Adolescents: A Review of the Empirical Literature, by Karla Anhalt and Tracy L. Morris22. Lesbians and Gay Men in Midlife, by Douglas C. Kimmel and Barbara E. Sang23. Being Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Sixty or Older, by Arnold H. Grossman Anthony R. D'Augelli and Timothy S. O'ConnellPart VII: Health Contemporary Issue: Barriers to Health Care for Lesbians Gay Men and Bisexuals24. AIDS and Stigma, by Gregory M. Herek25. Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health: Findings and Concerns, by Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and Columbia University Center for Lesbian 26. Long-Term Care and Hospice: The Special Needs of Older Gay Men and Lesbians, by Lora ConnollyPart VIII: Mental Health Contemporary Issue: Effects of State and National Legislation and Popular Votes Regarding Sexual Orientation Issues on the Psychological Well-Being of Gay Men Lesbians and Bisexuals27. "Somewhere in Des Moines or San Antonio'': Historical Perspectives on Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Mental Health, by Esther D. Rothblum28. The Practice and Ethics of Sexual Orientation Conversion TherapyDouglas C. Haldeman29. Minority Stress and the Mental Health in Gay Men, by Ilan H. MeyerPart IX: Status of Research Practice and Public Policy Issues in American Psychology Contemporary Issue: Benefits of Bisexuals Lesbians and Gay Men to Society and to Heterosexual Women and Men30. Avoiding Heterosexist Bias in Psychological Research, by Gregory M. Herek Douglas C. Kimmel Hortensia Amaro and Gary B. Melton31. Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Clients, by American Psychological Association32. Seeing Is Believing: Research on Women's Sexual Orientation and Public Policy, by Sheila James KuehlAcknowledgmentsIndex

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