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Summary and General Conclusions

Rivers Ian

in Homophobic Bullying

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780195160536
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199893911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160536.003.0008
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This final chapter asks the questions, what have we learned and where do we go form here? The key findings from the studies detailed in this book are summarised, and the chapter considers some of the changes that are being reported in cutting-edge research with lesbian, gay and bisexual young people in schools, colleges and universities today. Both the continuities and discontinuities in behaviour and practice among students are discussed, and the successes and challenges that lesbian, gay and bisexual youth now face are considered. Subsequently, the chapter returns to social psychological explanations of prejudice and looks at some recent experimental work that leads the way in providing a framework for breaking down the barriers between groups. Finally, it considers what there is yet to learn about the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth, and where future research should be focused.

Keywords: aggression; violence; theory; gay teen; post-gay era; implicit attitudes; explicit attitudes; transition; youth; life-span

Chapter.  4519 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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