Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

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Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

A tremendous outpouring of psychological research on sexual orientation has occurred in recent years, and interested readers have been hard-pressed to keep up with the pace of scholarship in this field. In particular, the last decade has seen a great increase in research on psychology and sexual orientation.

The first authoritative summary of its kind in this area, Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation is the primary resource for the many researchers, including a new generation of investigators, who are continuing to advance understanding in this field. Volume editors Charlotte J. Patterson and Anthony R. D'Augelli, along with other leading experts, contribute an extraordinary review of contemporary psychological research and theory on sexual orientation in their specific fields of work. The book is divided in four parts: Concepts, Theories, and Perspectives; Development over the Life Course; Domains of Experience; and Communities and Contextual Issues. Individual chapters focus on topics such as bisexual and transgender identities, biological foundations of sexual orientation, emergent adulthood in lesbian and gay lives, same-sex romantic relationships, sexual orientation and mental health, family formation and parenthood, sexual orientation and hate crimes, and race and ethnicity among lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities, along with many more relevant areas. This comprehensive volume will be invaluable to undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and scholars, and professionals who work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, and in the fields of developmental, social, clinical, community, and counseling psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199765218
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Contributors ix

Part 1 Concepts, Theories, and Perspectives

1 Concepts of Female Sexual Orientation Lisa M. Diamond 3

2 Gay Male Identities, Desires, and Sexual Behaviors Jeffrey T. Parsons Christian Grov 18

3 Bisexual Identities Sari H. Dworkin 31

4 Transgender Identities: Research and Controversies Francisco J. Sánchez Eric Vilain 42

5 Biological Foundations of Sexual Orientation Alexander K. Hill Khytam Dawood David A. Puts 55

6 Demographic Perspectives on Sexual Orientation Gary J. Gates 69

Part 2 Development over the Life Course

7 The Sexual Identity Development and Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents: An Ecological Perspective Margaret Rosario Eric W. Schrimshaw 87

8 Emergent Adulthood in Lesbian and Gay Lives: Individual Development, Life Course, and Social Change Bertram J. Cohler Stuart Michaels 102

9 Sexual Orientation, Middle Adulthood, and Narratives of Transition and Change Andrew J. Hostetler 118

10 Sexual Orientation and Aging in Western Society Arnold H. Grossman John A. Frank Michael J. Mccutcheon 132

Part 3 Domains of Experience

11 Work, Career, and Sexual Orientation Jonathan J. Mohr Ruth E. Fassinger 151

12 Same-Sex Romantic Relationships Adam W. Fingerhut Letitia Anne Peplau 165

13 Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Physical Health Jane M. Simoni Laramie Smith Keren Lehavot Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen Karina L. Walters 179

14 Gay Men's Health and the Theory of Cultural Resilience Amy L. Herrick Mark S. Friedman Ron Stall 191

15 Sexual Orientation and Mental Health Susan D. Cochran Vickie M. Mays 204

16 Sexual Orientation and Family Lives Charlotte J. Patterson 223

Part 4 Communities and Contextual Issues

17 Attitudes about Sexual Orientation Stacey S. Horn 239

18 Minority Stress and the Health of Sexual Minorities Ilan H. Meyer David M. Frost 252

19 Sexual Orientation, Victimization, and Hate Crimes Kimberly Balsam Tonda Hughes 267

20 Race and Ethnicity among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Communities Bianca D. M. Wilson Gary W. Harper 281

21 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities Esther D. Rothblum 297

Index 309

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