Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Paperback | March 1, 2015

EditorCharlotte J. Patterson, Anthony R. DAugelli

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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 andsexual 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 andAnthony 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.

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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 andsexual orientation.The first authoritative summa...

Charlotte J. Patterson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on sexual orientation, human development, and family lives, especially on the development of children with lesbian and gay parents. Dr. Patterson is a Fellow of the Associ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.88 × 7.01 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019024707X

ISBN - 13:9780190247072

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Part I. Concepts, Theories, and Perspectives1. Lisa Diamond: Concepts of female sexual orientation2. Jeffrey Parsons and Christian Grov: Gay male identities, desires, and behaviors3. Sari Dworkin: Bisexual identities4. Francisco Sanchez and Eric Vilain: Transgender identities: Research and Controversies5. Alexander K. Hill, Khytam Dawood, and David A. Puts: Biological foundations of sexual orientation6. Gary Gates: Demographic perspectives on sexual orientationPart II. Development Over the Life Course7. Margaret Rosario and Eric T. Schrimshaw: Sexual orientation in adolescence8. Bertram Cohler and Stuart Michaels: Emergent adulthood in lesbian and gay lives9. Andrew Hostetler: Sexual orientation in middle adulthood10. Arnold H. Grossman, Michael J. McCutcheon, and John A. Frank: Sexual Orientation and Aging in Western SocietyPart III. Domains of Experience11. Jonathan Mohr and Ruth Fassinger: Sexual orientation, careers, and work12. Adam W. Fingerhut and Letitia Anne Peplau: Same-sex Romantic Relationships13. Jane M. Simoni, Laramie Smith, Keren Lehavot, Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, and Karina L. Walters: Sexual orientation and lesbian and bisexual women's health14. Amy Herrick, Mark Friedman, and Ron Stall: Sexual orientation and gay men's health15. Susan Cochran and Vickie M. Mays: Sexual orientation and mental health16. Charlotte J. Patterson: Sexual orientation, family formation, and parenthoodPart IV. Communities and Contextual Issues17. Stacey Horn: Attitudes toward sexual orientation18. Ilan Meyer and David M. Frost: Minority Stress and the Health of Sexual Minorities19. Kimberly Balsam and Tonda Hughes: Sexual orientation, victimization and hate crimes20. Bianca Wilson and Gary Harper: Race and ethnicity among lesbian, gay and bisexual communities21. Esther D. Rothblum: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities