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A Recent History of Lesbian and Gay Psychology

From Homophobia to LGBT

By Peter Hegarty

© 2018 – Routledge

130 pages

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Description

This ground-breaking text explores the contemporary history of how psychological research, practice, and theory has engaged with gay and lesbian movements in the United States and beyond, over the last 50 years. Peter Hegarty examines the main strands of research in lesbian and gay psychology that have emerged since the de-pathologizing of homosexuality in the 1970s that followed from the recognition of homophobia and societal prejudice.

The author details the expansion of ‘lesbian and gay psychology’ to ‘LGB’ to ‘LGBT psychology’ via its paradigm shifts, legal activism, shifts in policy makers’ and mental health professionals’ goals in regard to sexual and gender minorities. For the first time, the origins of the concepts, debates, and major research programs that have made up the field of LGBT psychology have been drawn together in a single historical narrative, making this a unique resource. A case is made that psychology has only very lately come to consider the needs and issues of transgender and intersex people, and that LGB paradigms need to be critically interrogated to understand how they can be best brokered to bring about social change for such groups.

A Recent History of Lesbian and Gay Psychology will serve as an advanced historical introduction to this field’s recent history and current concerns, and will inform both those who have been a part of this history and students who are new to the field.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Normative Creativity 2. Revolutionary Science 3. Generalizing Affirmation in the Age of HIV/AIDS 4. Taking the Case to Court 5. Naturalizing and De-Naturalizing Sexuality in Public 6. Cisgenderism and LGBT Affirmation.

About the Author

Peter Hegarty teaches on social psychology and the history of psychology at the University of Surrey where he also leads on research impact and public engagement for psychology. He has published extensively on the social psychology and history of sexuality and gender in psychology. This is his second book.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY015000
PSYCHOLOGY / History
PSY016000
PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
SOC012000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies