Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities and Youth

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

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The essays in this volume explore the psychological dimensions of lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities from puberty to adulthood. The essays focus upon three general areas: theoretical frameworks that are important in understanding the development of sexual orientation in adolescence, challenges faced by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth, and issues related to interventions and services for LGB youths in community settings. 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 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. This volume presents authoritative, research-based reviews of this ever-increasing area of study and social concern.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154.9 x 234.2 x 20.8mm | 487.7g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195119533
  • 9780195119534

About Anthony R. D'Augelli

Anthony R. D'Augelli is Professor of Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University. Bharlotte J. Patterson is Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
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"This is a valuable collection of reviews that provides a feel for the research territory and an excellent starting point for further research. In some ways it is also a document that reflects a social history of, and changing ideas about, this marginalised group. It is a must for those working in this important area of research." * The Psychologist *
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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. Counseling 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 ; Index
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