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Attitudes about Sexual Orientation

Stacey S. Horn

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199765218
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979585 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0017
Attitudes about Sexual Orientation

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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 historically. Then, it reviews current trends in research on attitudes about sexual orientation. Finally, it provides a framework for understanding the complexities of contemporary attitudes about sexual orientation and how this framework might help continue to shape research in this area.

Keywords: homosexuality; psychological literature; attitudes; public perception; gays; lesbians

Chapter.  8891 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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