Attitudes about Sexual Orientation

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This chapter reviews the psychological literature on attitudes about homosexuality. First, it provides a brief overview of the ways that attitudes about sexual orientation have been studied historically. Then, it reviews current trends in research on attitudes about sexual orientation. Finally, it provides a framework for understanding the complexities of contemporary attitudes about sexual orientation and how this framework might help continue to shape research in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199979585
ISBN (Print)9780199765218
StatePublished - Jan 24 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Attitudes
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Lesbians
  • Psychological literature
  • Public perception

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