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(My) Stories of Lesbian Friendship

Jacqueline S. Weinstock

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reflects upon the author's changing experiences and understandings of lesbian friendship in relation to the prevailing story lines evident in the literature on lesbians' friendships. It ... More


Midlife Lesbian Lifeworlds: Narrative Theory and Sexual Identity

Mary M. Read

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses narrative identity theory to describe and facilitate an understanding of issues regarding the formation of a positive lesbian identity among a particular cohort of women: midlife ... More


Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm

Terry Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177900
eISBN:
9780231542500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

"Picturing myself dying in a way I choose myself seems so comforting, healing and heroic. I'd look at my wrists, watch the blood seeping, and be a spectator in my last act of self-determination. By ... More


Unity and Purpose at the Intersections of Racial∕Ethnic and Sexual Identities

Ilan H. Meyer and Suzanne C. Ouellette

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses the question: How do Black lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGBs) who inhabit two socially significant identities, experience these identities? It considers two dominant ... More


Connectedness, Communication, and Reciprocity in Lesbian Relationships: Implications for Women's Construction and Experience of PMS

Janette Perz and Jane M. Ussher

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A growing body of research reports that lesbian relationships are experienced as more satisfying than heterosexual relationships, with predictors of this satisfaction being greater emotional ... More


The Good (Gay) Life: The Search for Signs of Maturity in the Narratives of Gay Adults

Laura A. King, Chad M. Burton, and Aaron C. Geise

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

What makes a life good has been a topic of concern for human beings throughout the ages. Good lives may be thought of as truly exemplary in some way in terms of fulfillment, moral character, health, ... More


Generativity and Time in Gay Men's Life Stories

Andrew J. Hostetler

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Drawing on life-story interviews with forty-two gay men representing roughly four different historical cohorts, this chapter explores the meaning and experience of gay generativity through ... More


From Same-Sex Desire to Homosexual Identity: History, Biography, and the Production of the Sexual Self in Lesbian and Gay Elders' Narratives

Dana Rosenfeld

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a study that examined the range of self-identified lesbian and gay elders' identity practices. The research is based on open-ended, in-depth interviews, each lasting for 2-3 ... More


Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law

Carlos A. Ball

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977871
eISBN:
9780199383306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977871.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This book brings together historical, social science, and legal considerations to examine the role that procreative and child welfare claims have played in policy and legal debates involving same-sex ... More


The School Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Students

Stephen T. Russell and Jenifer K. McGuire

in Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327892
eISBN:
9780199301478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Schools are a critical development context for adolescents. Most research focuses on individual students and their development, but a focus on the climate of schools is crucial for analyzing policy ... More


Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Charlotte J. Patterson and Anthony R. D'Augelli (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

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 ... More


Harassment of Gay and Lesbian Youth and School Violence in America: An Analysis and Directions for Intervention

Stacey S. Horn and Larry Nucci

in International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178425
eISBN:
9780199958528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178425.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter reviews literature on the rates and impact of harassment and violence against gay and lesbian youth in schools across several contexts as a foundation for proposing a new theoretical ... More


Sexual Orientation and Aging in Western Society

Arnold H. Grossman, John A. Frank, and Michael J. McCutcheon

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines more than thirty years of research about lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) older adults. Although it provides a significant portrait of the lives of groups of LGB older adults, ... More


Work, Career, and Sexual Orientation

Jonathan J. Mohr and Ruth E. Fassinger

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the link between sexual orientation and issues of work and career. It begins in the first section by outlining broad contextual issues (societal and organizational) that provide ... More


Same-Sex Romantic Relationships

Adam W. Fingerhut and Letitia Anne Peplau

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Researchers studying same-sex couples have become part of the ongoing public conversation about marriage equality. Two broad research topics have been center stage. First, policy makers and attorneys ... More


Attitudes about Sexual Orientation

Stacey S. Horn

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

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 ... More


Minority Stress and the Health of Sexual Minorities

Ilan H. Meyer and David M. Frost

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Minority stress refers to a conceptual model that describes stressors embedded in the social position of sexual minority individuals as causes of health-related conditions, such as mental disorders, ... More


Sexual Orientation, Victimization, and Hate Crimes

Kimberly Balsam and Tonda Hughes

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Research on victimization experiences of sexual minority women and men has increased in the past decade. From these studies, it is clear that sexual minority people are at elevated risk for a wide ... More


Race and Ethnicity among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Communities

Bianca D. M. Wilson and Gary W. Harper

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter is aimed at reviewing, discussing, and providing an overview of the field of psychology’s current status concerning the study of one configuration of multiple identities with regard to ... More


Demographic Perspectives on Sexual Orientation

Gary J. Gates

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter summarizes existing literature that describes the demographic, economic, and geographic characteristics of lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations. It begins with a discussion of some of ... More


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