"This book does a good job covering many different topics in the field of sexual orientation, particularly theoretical perspectives and identity development. Written by experts, it will be useful to both students and professionals." --DOODY'S
"Forty-one specialists in different areas of the psychology of sexual orientation present their theories and results of research in this unique, single volume on this growing new field of knowledge and understanding of our sexuality. This is an authoritative text on the subject by experts and will be useful to students, educators, clinicians, and researchers. We congratulate Drs. Patterson and D'Augelli, and all contributors of material." --Sonu Chandiram, Biz India
"This volume covers a wide range of topics and issues both germane to and impacting the psychological and physical well-being, social, professional, and family lives of sexual minorities. It more than succeeds at its goal of presenting a comprehensive view of current sexual orientation research; it surpasses it entirely. This edition is exceedingly well organized, each chapter in this edited volume is exhaustively referenced and written by and large with scholarly precision and clarity. EL This book would be an excellent textbook for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses. It also could prove a very useful reference source for clinicians and researchers alike due to its ability to quickly point one to the important research in a very wide range of areas." -Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health
About the Author
Charlotte J. Patterson, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Women, Gender & Sexuality program at the University of Virginia. Her recent work has focused on sexual orientation, human development, and family lives, especially on the development of children with lesbian and gay parents. Dr. Patterson is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) as well as of the American Psychological Association (APA), and is a past-President of the Society for Psychological Research on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues.
Anthony R. D'Augelli, Ph.D., is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Outreach in the College of Health and Human Development and Professor of Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University. His work has focused on the development of sexual orientation, especially during adolescence and late adulthood. Dr. D'Augelli is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and an Editorial Board Member for several journals including the Journal of GLBT Family Studies, the Journal of LGBT Youth, and Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.