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Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation$
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Charlotte J. Patterson and Anthony R. D'Augelli

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199765218

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.001.0001

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Attitudes about Sexual Orientation

Attitudes about Sexual Orientation

(p.239) 17 Attitudes about Sexual Orientation
Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Stacey S. Horn

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the psychological literature on attitudes about homosexuality. First, it provides a brief overview of the ways that attitudes about sexual orientation have been studied historically. Then, it reviews current trends in research on attitudes about sexual orientation. Finally, it provides a framework for understanding the complexities of contemporary attitudes about sexual orientation and how this framework might help continue to shape research in this area.

Keywords:   homosexuality, psychological literature, attitudes, public perception, gays, lesbians

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