This exciting and engaging textbook introduces students to the psychology of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer lives and experiences. 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 motivations for conducting their research in their own words. Key issues and debates are discussed throughout the book, and questions for discussion and classroom exercises help students reflect critically and apply their learning. There are extensive links to further resources and information, as well as 'gaps and absences' sections, indicating major limitations of research in a particular area. 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 Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide and Lecturer in the School of Social Work at Flinders University.
Introduction: how to read and use this book; Part I. History, Contexts and Debates in LGBTQ Psychology: 1. Introducing LGBTQ psychology; 2. Key debates and perspectives; 3. Doing LGBTQ psychological research; Part II. Understanding Social Marginalisation in LGBTQ Lives: 4. Diversity; 5. Prejudice and discrimination; 6. Health; Part III. LGBTQ Experiences Across the Lifespan: 7. Young people, coming out and identity development; 8. Relationships; 9. Parenting and family; 10. Ageing and old age; Conclusion: 11. The future of LGBTQ psychology; Glossary.