Psychology and Sexual Orientation: Coming to Terms

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Psychology - 265 pages
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Psychology and Sexual Orientation strives to "come to terms" with lesbian, gay and bisexual life and with the controversial scientific and sociocultural theories and arguments on the origin and meaning of homosexuality and queer life in the US. Janis M. Bohan disrupts conventional psychological perspectives on queer life and identity and animates the ongoing debate between essentialism and constructionism. Bohan discusses the meaning of sexual orientation; lesbian, gay and bisexual identity development and stigma management; diversity in experiences; partners and parenting; and lesbian, gay and bisexual communities.
  

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Contents

Coming to Terms
5
The Uncertain Meaning of Sexual Orientation
13
Heterosexuality Gender and HeterosexismHomophohia
31
Lifespan 1Xvelopment and LeshianGayBisexual 1dentity
140
Partners and Children 777
205
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Janis Bohan is Professor of Psychology at Metropolitan State College, Denver. She is the editor of Seldom Seen, Rarely Heard: Women's Place in Psychology.

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