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Negative attitudes toward Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual people in Russia are common, and may have become more prevalent due to recent policy changes. The design of the study included heterosexual undergraduate students in Moscow and Volgodonsk who were surveyed about their attitudes toward GLB people as well as their personality characteristics assessed with the NEO-FFI. Results suggested that Moscow students held less hateful attitudes and endorsed greater GLB Rights than Volgodonsk students.
The field of psychology has extensively studied homosexuality as a human sexual orientation. That research and subsequent studies consistently failed to produce any empirical or scientific basis for regarding homosexuality as anything other than a natural and normal sexual orientation that is a healthy and positive expression of human sexuality. Upon a thorough review of the scientific data, the American Psychological Association followed in and also called on all mental health professionals to take the lead in "removing the stigma of mental illness that has long been associated" with homosexuality.
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WHY are political and religious figures who campaign against gay rights so often implicated in sexual encounters with same-sex partners? One theory is that homosexual urges, when repressed out of shame or fear, can be expressed as homophobia. Even Mr.
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Homophobes should consider a little self-reflection, suggests a new study finding those individuals who are most hostile toward gays and hold strong anti-gay views may themselves have same-sex desires, albeit undercover ones. The prejudice of homophobia may also stem from authoritarian parents, particularly those with homophobic views as well, the researchers added. The research, published in the April issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, reveals the nuances of prejudices like homophobiawhich can ultimately have dire consequences.
Bigner, J. Handbook of LGBT-affirmative couple and family therapy. New York: Routledge. Chapters in this edited volume explore a wide variety of issues involved in LGBT couple and family therapy.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Adopting Reason.
In the Aug. In a large study of more thanmen and women in the United States, United Kingdom and Sweden, researchers discovered four genetic variants that occur more often in people who indicated on questionnaires that they had had same-sex sexual partners. The other two influence sex partner choice for both men and women.