The second edition of this award-winning textbook provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer psychology. Comprehensive in scope and international in outlook, it offers an integrated overview of key topical areas, from history and context, identities and fluidity, families and relationships, to health and wellbeing. The second edition has been extensively revised to address substantial developments and emerging areas, such as people born with intersex variations, transgender and non-binary genders, intersectionality, and gender-diverse children. It also includes new pedagogical features to support learning and to facilitate discussion and reflection, with feature boxes throughout that explain important concepts, provide concise overviews of cutting-edge research, and offer first-person narratives that bring topics to life. This pioneering textbook is an essential resource for undergraduate courses on sex, gender, and sexuality in psychology and related disciplines, such as sociology, health studies, social work, education, and counselling.
The second edition of this award-winning textbook provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer psychology. Comprehensive in scope and international in outlook, it offers an integrated overview of key topical areas, from history and context, identities and fluidity, families and relationships, to health and wellbeing. The second edition has been extensively revised to address substantial developments and emerging areas, such as people born with intersex variations, transgender and non-binary genders,…
‘This text provides a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging overview of key areas, including new and notable developments in the field of sexualities and gender. With some fantastic research examples by leading scholars in the field, and including discussion and classroom exercises, this text is an invaluable and inspiring resource. This is core reading for psychology students and those working in applied settings.’
Keeley Abbott - Birmingham City University
‘A thorough, engaging, and accessible journey through LGBTIQ psychology which incorporates the shifts and changes in both psychology and wider culture during recent years. With great coverage of theories and methods, identities and experiences, relationships and communities, and health and ageing, this should be a must-read on any undergraduate psychology student’s list.’
Meg-John Barker - The Open University, author of Queer: A Graphic History and co-founder of the journal Psychology & Sexuality
‘This book is an ideal foundation for undergraduate courses on the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity. The authors provide an inclusive and affirming approach to the diversity inherent in LGBTIQ identities and experiences. The new edition ensures that this rich and comprehensive introduction remains current, relevant, and accessible.’
Rebecca P. Cameron - California State University, Sacramento
‘Comprehensive, well organized, and with an international perspective, the authors use contemporary research-grounded theories to discuss many of the core issues that are relevant to LGBTIQ psychology today. Descriptions of current and potential research, combined with discussion questions and classroom exercises, make this the perfect Queer Psychology textbook.’
Anne Duran - California State University, Bakersfield
‘This expanded and updated textbook remains, ten years on, a unique and invaluable resource for students and teachers of psychology. It provides an accessible introduction to the stakes involved in doing LGBTIQ psychology at a time when threats to the health, wellbeing, identities, and families of people with diverse sexualities, genders, and/or sex characteristics are in a state of flux in some contexts and trenchantly resistant to change in others.’
Peter Hegarty - University of Surrey
‘This book is a wonderful introduction to the field, building on research and literature and providing thoughtful and balanced reflection throughout. Offering a wide-ranging look at LGBTIQ issues, including identity, queer theory, health, relationships, parenting, and many others, it is an excellent resource designed to support the teaching of a course or lecture block on LGBTIQ psychology. I recommend this book as essential reading for health and social care professionals, academics, researchers, and students at all levels in their career or study.’
Alfonso Pezzella - Middlesex University London
‘Rich in detail and analysis, this textbook provides a critically engaged introduction to the psychosocial issues pertaining to gender and sexual diversity. In accessible language, the authors discuss key concepts, theories, and research to show how bodies, identities, sexualities, and genders are shaped by history and power. This book is an indispensable resource for everybody interested in LGBTIQ psychology.’
Christian Klesse - Manchester Metropolitan University
Sonja J. Ellis,University of Waikato, New Zealand
Sonja J. Ellis is Associate Professor in Human Development at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She is also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In a career spanning more than twenty years and three countries (the UK, Australia, and New Zealand), she has published widely in the field of LGBTIQ psychology, bringing her knowledge of the field to teaching in psychology, counselling, and education.
Damien W. Riggs,Flinders University of South Australia
Damien W. Riggs is Professor in Psychology at Flinders University of South Australia. He is also an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. He is the author of over 200 publications in the fields of gender, family and mental health, and a co-editor of the Lexington book series Critical Perspectives on the Psychology of Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies.
Elizabeth Peel,Loughborough University
Elizabeth Peel is Professor of Communication and Social Interaction at Loughborough University and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough Doctoral College. She is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research expertise lies within critical health and social psychology, focusing particularly on LGBTIQ psychology and chronic illness in later life. She is on the editorial board of five journals and is co-editor of the Routledge book series Gender and Sexualities in Psychology.
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Reflects the current state of the field through an integrated overview of key topical areas
Feature boxes throughout explain important concepts in the field, provide concise overviews of key research areas, and offer first-person narratives that bring topics to life
In each chapter, 'current state of research' and 'research areas for the future' sections are clearly indicated to reveal the cutting edge of the field as well as the gaps and absences of current knowledge
Other pedagogical features to support learning and to facilitate discussion and reflection include end-of-chapter questions and classroom exercises, further reading suggestions and a comprehensive glossary