Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Psychology

An Introduction

by Victoria Clarke, Sonja J. Ellis, Elizabeth Peel, Damien W. Riggs

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.

  • Cambridge University Press; March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780511686528
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  • Title: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Psychology
  • Author: Victoria Clarke; Sonja J. Ellis; Elizabeth Peel; Damien W. Riggs
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'A wonderful, wide-ranging and much-needed introduction to the field of LGBTQ psychology. This unique book draws together both classic and cutting edge psychological research, and provides thoughtful and balanced reflection throughout. A must-read for any student of sexuality, or anybody in the LGBTQ world who wants to be familiar with the literature.' Meg Barker, Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University