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Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation
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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

Bibliographic Information

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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