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Sexual identity models of development


A longitudinal report of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youths examined changes in sexual identity over time. Contrary to the hypothesis that females are more sexually fluid than males, female youths were less likely to change identities than male youths.

In keeping with Erikson, sexual...

The development of a gay, lesbian, or bisexual GLB sexual identity is a complex and often difficult process. Unlike members of other minority groups e.

Rather, GLB individuals are often raised in communities that are either ignorant of or openly hostile toward homosexuality. However, psychological theory has long maintained that individuals seek to achieve congruence among affect, cognitions, and behaviors because incongruity generates psychological tension e.

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