Sexual Orientation: Perceptions, Discrimination and Acceptance

Frances Earley (Editor)

Series: Human Sexuality
BISAC: SOC032000

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This book reviews research studies on the perceptions, discrimination and acceptance based on sexual orientation. The first chapter begins with an overview of social reaction, etiological perceptions and spiritual perspectives in LGBTQ Mormons. Chapter Two studies an attempt to integrate theoretical models and provides a review of the empirical evidence of impression formation of applicants differing in sexual orientation. Chapter Three compares the mental health of those who live in neighborhoods with relatively high concentrations of sexual minorities to that of those who live in neighborhoods with relatively low concentrations. Chapter Four tests the initiation of a self-regulatory cycle for avoidance of future homonegative behavior. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Social Reactions, Etiological Perceptions, and Spiritual Perspectives in an LGBTQ Mormon Sample
William S. Bradshaw, Nicholas Norman, John P. Dehlin, Renee V. Galliher, and Katherine A. Crowell (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Retired, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. Impression Formation of Applicants Differing in Sexual Orientation: An Attempt to Integrate Theoretical Models and a Review of the Empirical Evidence
Melanie C. Steffens, Claudia Niedlich, Sven Kachel, and Nicole Methner (University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany)

Chapter 3. (How) Does the Proportion of Same-sex Couples in Neighborhoods Impact the Mental Health of Sexual Minority Young Adults?
Chris Wienke and Rachel B. Whaley (Department of Sociology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA)

Chapter 4. Confronting Homonegativity: Testing the Initiation of a Self-regulatory Cycle for Avoidance of Future Homonegative Behaviour
Melanie A. Morrison, Jessica M. McCutcheon, Todd G. Morrison, and Edwin Rogers (Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada)

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