Understanding Psychology: Understanding Sexual Identity and Orientation, 1st Edition

  • Kris Hirschmann
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  • ISBN-10: 1682822826
  • ISBN-13: 9781682822821
  • DDC: 306.76
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Sexual orientation (a person’s sexual feelings) and sexual identity (a person’s sexual self-concept) are closely related and, together, form critical parts of each human’s psychological makeup. Scientists know a great deal about their biological and environmental origins, psychosocial development process, and the unique challenges inherent to non-heterosexual identities, but there is still much debate and much to be learned in this fascinating field of study.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
The Human Brain: Thought, Behavior, and Emotion.
Introduction: What Are Sexual Identity and Orientation?.
1: Defining Sexual Identity.
2: What Determines Sexual Orientation?.
3: Forming a Sexual Identity.
4: Life as an LGBTQ+ Person.
5: Can Sexual Identity and Orientation Be Changed?.
Source Notes.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.