Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities and Youth

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities and Youth : Psychological Perspectives

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Changes in biological processes, relationships, and community interactions influence the emergence of sexuality in all young people. The process is more complex and difficult for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) teenagers. Fortunately, the cultural changes that have allowed LGB youths to become more open about themselves at earlier ages have also allowed social and behavioral scientists the opportunity to study them. The essays in this volume explore the psychological dimensions of LGB identities from puberty to adulthood. The essays focus on three general areas: theoretical frameworks that are important in understanding the development of sexual orientation in adolescence, challenges faced by LGB youth, and issues related to interventions and services for LGB youths in community settings. This volume presents authoritative, research-based reviews of this ever-increasing area of study and social concern.show more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 163.6 x 242.1 x 26.2mm | 622.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 6 tables, 1 figure
  • 0195119525
  • 9780195119527

Table of contents

PART I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS ; 1. Psychosocial Change at Puberty and Beyond: Understanding Adolescent Sexuality and Sexual Orientation ; 2. Biological Factors in the Development of Sexual Orientation ; 3. Exotic becomes Erotic: Integrating Biological and Experiential Antecedents of Sexual Orientation ; PART II: PSYCHOLOGICAL CHALLENGES ; 4. Toward a Reconceptualization of the Coming-Out Process for Adolescent Females ; 5. Developmental Trajectories of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths ; 6. Intimacy Development, Gender, and Ethnicity among Sexual-Minority Youths ; PART III: ISSUES FOR INTERVENTION AND SOCIAL CHANGE ; 7. Avoiding HIV/AIDS and the Challenge of Growing Up Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual ; 8. The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths in University Communities ; 9. The Victimization of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths ; 10. Counselling Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths ; 11. Educational Reform and Sexual Identity: Conflicts and Challenges ; 12. Social Change, Sexual Diversity, and Tolerance for Bisexuality in the United States ; Indexshow more

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