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Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Charlotte J. Patterson and Anthony R. D'Augelli


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. This book contains a 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 contex ... More

Keywords: sexual orientation, bisexual, transgender, lesbian, gay, same-sex relationships, mental health, family formation, parenthood, hate crimes

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199765218
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte J. Patterson, editor
University of Virginia

Anthony R. D'Augelli, editor
Pennsylvania State University

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I Concepts, Theories, and Perspectives

2 Gay Male Identities, Desires, and Sexual Behaviors

Jeffrey T. Parsons, and Christian Grov

3 Bisexual Identities

Sari H. Dworkin

4 Transgender Identities: Research and Controversies

Francisco J. Sánchez, and Eric Vilain

5 Biological Foundations of Sexual Orientation

Alexander K. Hill, Khytam Dawood, and David A. Puts

II Development over the Life Course

10 Sexual Orientation and Aging in Western Society

Arnold H. Grossman, John A. Frank, and Michael J. McCutcheon

III Domains of Experience

11 Work, Career, and Sexual Orientation

Jonathan J. Mohr, and Ruth E. Fassinger

12 Same-Sex Romantic Relationships

Adam W. Fingerhut, and Letitia Anne Peplau

13 Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Physical Health

Jane M. Simoni, Laramie Smith, Keren Lehavot, Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, and Karina L. Walters

14 Gay Men’s Health and the Theory of Cultural Resilience

Amy L. Herrick, Mark S. Friedman, and Ron Stall

15 Sexual Orientation and Mental Health

Susan D. Cochran, and Vickie M. Mays

IV Communities and Contextual Issues

18 Minority Stress and the Health of Sexual Minorities

Ilan H. Meyer, and David M. Frost

19 Sexual Orientation, Victimization, and Hate Crimes

Kimberly Balsam, and Tonda Hughes

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