The Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender

Editor/Author Richards, Christina and Barker, Meg John
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Single-User Purchase Price: $209.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $313.50
ISBN: 978-1-349-46671-9
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 6
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender gives a thorough overview of all of the normative - and many of the less common - sexualities, genders and relationship forms including: Asexuality; Bisexuality; BDSM; Gay; Heterosexuality; Kink; Lesbian; Further sexualities; Trans sexualities; Cisgender; Intersex; Further genders; Non-binary gender; Monogamies; and Open Non-Monogamies.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Introduction - Christina Richards and Meg John Barker
  • Part I Sexuality
  • 1 Asexuality - Mark Carrigan
  • The history of asexuality
  • Key theory and research
  • The asexual community
  • Confusions surrounding asexuality
  • The psychology of asexuality
  • Current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Asexual relationships
  • Gender, intersectionality, and diversity
  • Summary
  • 2 BDSM - Bondage and Discipline; Dominance and Submission; Sadism and Masochism - Emma L. Turley and Trevor Butt
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Psychoanalysis and Freud
  • Stoller and the ubiquity of perversion
  • Key theory and research
  • Psycho-medical perspective
  • Non-pathologising perspectives
  • Current debates
  • BDSM and feminism
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • BDSM as adult recreation
  • Implications for counselling and therapy
  • Implications for discrimination
  • Future directions
  • 3 Bisexuality - Helen Bowes-Catton and Nikki Hayfield
  • Introduction
  • History
  • First-wave sexology
  • Second-wave sexology
  • Early ‘gay-affirmative’ psychological research
  • Overlooking bisexuality: Sex research and sex surveys of the 1970s and 1980s
  • Key theory and research
  • Early ‘bisexual-affirmative’ research: Acknowledging, defining, and ‘measuring’ bisexuality as a distinct identity
  • Becoming visible: 1990s research on bisexuality
  • Bi-affirmative research in psychology since the year 2000
  • Current debates, implications, and future directions
  • Activist-academic collaborations
  • Intersectionality
  • Researching beyond the organised bi community
  • Summary
  • 4 Further Sexualities - Christina Richards
  • Introduction
  • Ageplay
  • Furry
  • Fetish
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 5 Gay Men - Damien W. Riggs
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 6 Heterosexuality - Panteá Farvid
  • Introduction
  • History
  • History of the term ‘heterosexuality’
  • Creating the heterosexual
  • Early theorising of (hetero) sexuality
  • Second-wave feminist critiques of heterosexuality
  • Key theory and research
  • Theorising heterosexuality
  • Heteronormativity
  • Researching heteronormativity
  • Biological explanations
  • Mainstream psychology
  • Current debates and implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 7 Lesbian Psychology - Sonja J. Ellis
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Lesbian identity
  • Lesbian relationships
  • Lesbian parenting
  • Lesbian health
  • Current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 8 Trans Sexualities - Penny Lenihan, Tony Kainth, and Robin Dundas
  • Introduction
  • Trans sexualities
  • History
  • Key theory, research, and current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • Part II Gender
  • 9 Cisgender - Living in the Gender Assigned at Birth - Ester McGeeney and Laura Harvey
  • Introduction
  • Key definitions
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Current debates and future directions
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • 10 Further Genders - Meg John Barker and Christina Richards
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 11 Intersex/DSD - Katrina Roen
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Reviews and empirical studies
  • Updates and conceptual contributions
  • Current debates
  • Disclosure
  • Non-essential genital surgery on infants
  • Prenatal treatment and psychological outcomes
  • Gender identity and transition
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 12 Transgender - Living in a Gender Different from That - Assigned at Birth - Sarah Murjan and Walter Pierre Bouman
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Current approaches to assisting people with gender dysphoria
  • Current debates
  • Classification of gender dysphoria
  • Access to treatment
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • Part III Relationships
  • 13 Monogamy - Ali Ziegler, Terri D. Conley, Amy C. Moors, Jes L. Matsick, and Jennifer D. Rubin
  • Introduction
  • Key theory and research
  • Definitions of monogamy across biological and social sciences
  • Public health definition of monogamy
  • Lay definitions of monogamy
  • Why do people engage in monogamy?
  • History
  • Monogamy and sexual health
  • Current debates
  • Isn't everyone monogamous?
  • Departures from monogamy
  • You're still single? Repercussions for not ‘settling down’
  • Monogamy and infidelity
  • Gender and monogamy
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 14 Open Non-monogamies - Nathan Rambukkana
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Open non-monogamies and normative social and counselling psychology
  • The theoretical questioning/exploration of extra-dyadic romantic love
  • The effects of non-monogamies on women
  • The effects of multiple-partner parenting on children, communities, and society
  • The psychological exploration of the minutiae of non-monogamous living
  • Current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • Part IV Psychological Areas
  • 15 Clinical Psychology - Jan Burns and Claudia Zitz
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 16 Counselling Psychology - Dawn Clark and Del Loewenthal
  • History
  • Key theory and research
  • Current debates
  • Case study
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Steps to analysis
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 17 Health Psychology - Joanna Semlyen
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Critical health psychology
  • Current debates, key theory, and research
  • Gender, sex, and health
  • Gender and health psychology
  • Trans health psychology
  • Intersectionality
  • Sexuality and health psychology
  • Smoking and LGB
  • Cancer and LGB
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Discrimination, disclosure, and health
  • LGBT and mental health
  • Future directions
  • Understanding LGBT health
  • Researching LGBT health
  • Teaching LGBT health
  • Addressing LGBT health
  • Summary
  • 18 Qualitative Methods - Sarah Seymour-Smith
  • Introduction
  • Beginnings
  • Key theory, research, and current debates
  • Experiential research
  • Insider/outsider considerations
  • The middle ground: Experiential and critical
  • Critical research
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 19 Quantitative Methods - Gareth Hagger-Johnson
  • Introduction
  • Defining key terms
  • History
  • The Kinsey studies
  • The Masters and Johnson studies
  • The Klein Sexual Orientation Grid
  • Gender identity: The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI)
  • Key theory and research
  • National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)
  • Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE)
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES, 2007-2008)
  • English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)
  • Current debates
  • The importance of longitudinal data
  • Psychobiology of sexual orientation
  • Future directions: Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Towards wider measurement of gender identities
  • Summary
  • 20 Sex Therapy - Michael Berry and Meg John Barker
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Key theory and current research
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • Part V Intersections
  • 21 Ageing - Paul Simpson
  • Key theory and research
  • Definitions
  • Ageing
  • Ageism
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • History
  • Necessary withdrawal vs. continuity?
  • Ageing as a product of societal arrangements
  • Current debates
  • Different cultures of ageing
  • Ageing as radically socially constructed
  • Newer currents - ambivalent resources of ageing
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world: Future directions
  • Summary
  • 22 Class - Bridgette Rickett and Maxine Woolhouse
  • History, key theory, and research
  • Gender and class
  • Sexualities and class
  • Intersections of gender, class, and sexualities
  • Current debates and future directions
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Implications for theory and research
  • Summary
  • 23 Disability - Alex Iantaffi and Sara Mize
  • Introduction
  • Defining disability
  • Disability and sexuality in psychology
  • Key theory and research
  • History and current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 24 Ethnicity - Roshan das Nair
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Key theory and research with implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Stereotypes
  • Coming out from a race/ethnicity perspective
  • Same-sex sexuality in the Global South
  • BME same-sex sexuality in the West
  • Current debates
  • Future directions
  • Summary
  • 25 Religion - Rob Clucas
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Prejudice
  • Sex-negativity
  • Either/or
  • Key theory and research
  • Current debates
  • Implications for applied psychology and the wider world
  • Future directions
  • Conclusions
  • Summary