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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Psychology : An Introductionby Victoria Clarke , Sonja J. Ellis , Elizabeth Peel , Damien W. Riggs
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This exciting and engaging textbook introduces students to the psychology of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer lives and perspectives. It covers a broad range of topics including diversity, prejudice, health, relationships, parenting and lifespan experiences from youth to old age. The book includes 'key researcher boxes', which outline the contributions of significant individuals and their motivation for conducting research in this field. Key issues and debates are discussed throughout the book, and questions and classroom exercises help students to reflect and apply their learning. There are extensive links to further resources and information as well as 'gaps and absences' boxes, which highlight the major limitations of research in particular areas, encouraging students to approach their research critically. This is the essential textbook for anyone studying LGBTQ Psychology, Psychology of Sexuality or related courses. It is also a useful supplement to courses on gender and developmental psychology.
Victoria Clarke is a Reader in Sexuality Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Sonja J. Ellis is a Principal Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. Elizabeth Peel is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Aston University, Birmingham. Damien W. Riggs is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, and Lecturer in the School of Social Work at Flinders University.
Table of Contents
|List of boxes||p. viii|
|Introduction: how to read and use this book||p. xi|
|What's in this book?||p. xi|
|Pedagogical features of the book||p. xiii|
|Our approach||p. xvi|
|Who we are||p. xvii|
|History, contexts and debates in LGBTQ psychology||p. 1|
|Introducing LGBTQ psychology||p. 3|
|What is LGBTQ psychology and why study it?||p. 3|
|The scientific study of sexuality and 'gender ambiguity'||p. 6|
|The historical emergence of 'gay affirmative' psychology||p. 12|
|Struggling for professional recognition and challenging heteronormativity in psychology||p. 18|
|Key debates and perspectives||p. 25|
|Social constructionism versus essentialism||p. 26|
|Liberalism versus radicalism||p. 35|
|The relationship between LGBTQ psychology and feminism||p. 38|
|The relationship between LGBTQ psychology and queer theory||p. 40|
|The relationship between LGBTQ psychology and critical psychology||p. 44|
|The relationship between LGBTQ psychology and positive social change||p. 47|
|Doing LGBTQ psychological research||p. 52|
|Research methods and approaches||p. 52|
|Issues in doing LGBTQ psychological research||p. 64|
|Understanding social marginalisation in LGBTQ lives||p. 79|
|Understanding diversity in LGBTQ communities||p. 81|
|Trans and queer||p. 88|
|Social class||p. 90|
|Organised religion and spirituality||p. 94|
|Rural life||p. 97|
|Prejudice and discrimination||p. 103|
|Sexuality and gender identity prejudice in context||p. 103|
|Sexuality and gender identity prejudice as anti-LGBTQ attitudes and behaviours||p. 104|
|Sexuality and gender identity prejudice as social marginalisation||p. 116|
|What is LGBTQ health?||p. 125|
|Sexual health||p. 128|
|Mental health||p. 134|
|Physical health||p. 140|
|LGBTQ experiences across the lifespan||p. 149|
|Young people, coming out and identity development||p. 151|
|Young people, sexuality and gender identity||p. 151|
|Models of LGBTQ identity development||p. 153|
|Sexual fluidity||p. 159|
|Disclosure to family and friends||p. 162|
|LGBTQ young people in school||p. 165|
|Exploring identity and finding a community||p. 169|
|Legal recognition of same-sex relationships||p. 173|
|Comparing same-sex and different-sex relationships||p. 177|
|Sexual practices||p. 181|
|Beyond the normative couple||p. 185|
|Parenting and family||p. 194|
|Paths to parenthood for LGBTQ people||p. 194|
|Comparing lesbian-, gay- and trans-headed families with heterosexual-headed families||p. 199|
|Moving away from a 'proving otherwise' agenda||p. 207|
|Looking inside LGBTQ families||p. 211|
|Ageing and old age||p. 216|
|Age, ageing and ageism in LGBTQ communities||p. 216|
|Styles of ageing||p. 225|
|Issues in health and social care in old age||p. 227|
|Bereavement and death||p. 230|
|The future of LGBTQ psychology||p. 241|
|Beyond the 'usual suspects'||p. 241|
|Intersectionality and privilege||p. 245|
|Applications of LGBTQ psychology||p. 248|
|Future directions||p. 253|
|Additional resources||p. 272|
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