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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0017

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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