By Debra A. Hope (auth.), Debra A. Hope (eds.)
The medical examine of sexual id has made nice strides within the 5 many years considering that Kinsey’s early investigations.; we all know that sexual orientation exists on a continuum and never inside an inventory of static different types reminiscent of "straight" and "gay", but it’s now not continuously transparent what might be measured, or what should still "count." It’s understood that sexual orientation is an complicated mix of sexual allure, habit, and identification, however it is also knowledgeable through political id, social habit, and nuances of appeal which could in all probability go beyond intercourse.
However one defines sexuality, Contemporary views on Lesbian, homosexual, and Bisexual Identities relates those suggestions to bigger societal concerns whereas additionally highlighting severe gray components within the wisdom base, from the psychobiology of wish to the fluidity of adolescent sexual event and self-expression. famous students within the psychology of sexual orientation:
- Explore the demanding situations of answering the elemental query "How many gays are there?" while students, statisticians, and study members generally disagree.
- Set out a cogent framework for realizing the levels of sexual prejudice and stigma, motivation for hate crimes, and their results on sexual minorities.
- Review the nation of study on same-sex relationships as a piece in progress.
- Report at the evolving criminal prestige of gays and lesbians, as extra same-sex think about adoption and foyer to alter the wedding legislation.
- Present present findings on little ones raised in same-sex families, from behavioral future health to social relationships
- Raise the pertinent question—given the disparities among women and men by way of sexual expression and arousal—"What is sexual orientation, and the way will we view it in the course of the lens of gender
Contemporary views on Lesbian, homosexual, and Bisexual Identities is principally well timed in this present crossroads of social and political recognition, and is thought-provoking, influential studying for researchers, practitioners operating with sexual minorities, and policymakers.
About the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation
The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation has been subsidized via the dept of Psychology on the collage of Nebraska-Lincoln considering that 1953. every year the Symposium invitations major students from world wide to talk at a convention dedicated to a subject matter of present curiosity to psychology, the complaints of that are released in an edited volume.
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1995). , 1994). Of Dutch men, nearly the same proportion reported feeling physical attraction toward men and having sex with a man; however, less than half as many, 6%, identified as gay/bisexual (Sandfort, 1997). The second difference between adult and adolescent populations is the much greater tendency of young vs. adult women to report same-sex romantic or sexual attraction. , 2003); 12% of US college women were mostly sexually attracted to other females (Lippa, 2000); and 13–14% of US young adult women reported having some sexual attraction to other females (Mosher, Chandra, & Jones, 2005).
2005) Data collected Source Measure Sexual behavior (females: any kind; males: oral/anal) Sex identity (think of self, bi, homo, something else) Sexual attraction (5-pt. scale, only, mostly, equal, mostly, only females/ males) Female 1%, 1%, 2% homo 6%, 4%, 3% SE 13%, 13%, 14% most males 5%, 2%, 2% equal 0%, 0%, 1% most females 0%, 1%, 1% females 11%, 14%, 14% 7%, 4%, 3% bi Both Male 1%, 2%, 1% bi 2%, 2%, 3% homo 4%, 4%, 6% SE 3%, 5%, 4%, most females 2%, 1%, 1% equal 0%, 1%, 1% most males 0%, 1%, 1% males 5%, 5%, 6% How Many Gays are There?
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Contemporary Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities by Debra A. Hope (auth.), Debra A. Hope (eds.)