Psychology and Sexual Orientation: Coming to Terms / Edition 1

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Overview

Psychology and Sexual Orientation strives to "come to terms" with lesbian, gay and bisexual life and with the controversial scientific and sociocultural theories and arguments on the origin and meaning of homosexuality and queer life in the US. Janis M. Bohan disrupts conventional psychological perspectives on queer life and identity and animates the ongoing debate between essentialism and constructionism. Bohan discusses the meaning of sexual orientation; lesbian, gay and bisexual identity development and stigma management; diversity in experiences; partners and parenting; and lesbian, gay and bisexual communities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415915144
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 1,289,026
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Janis Bohan is Professor of Psychology at Metropolitan State College, Denver. She is the editor of Seldom Seen, Rarely Heard: Women's Place in Psychology.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Glossary
Introduction: Coming to Terms 1
1 The (Uncertain) Meaning of Sexual Orientation 13
2 Heterosexuality, Gender and Heterosexual/Homophobia 31
3 The Question of Causation: Origins of Sexual Orientation 63
4 Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity: Stigma Management, Identity Formation, and Coming Out 92
5 Diversity and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Identity: Intersecting Identities, Multiple Oppression 122
6 Lifespan Development and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Identity 140
7 Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Families: Partners and Children 177
8 Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Communities 205
Conclusion: Coming to Terms 222
References 237
Index 259
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