Understanding sexual identity and orientation /

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by Hirschmann, Kris,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Series: Understanding psychology. Physical details: 80 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Sexual orientation. | Gender identity. | Sexual minorities --Identity. | Young adult literature. 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Bluefield High School 306.7 HIR Available

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Defining sexual identity -- What determines sexual orientation? -- Forming a sexual identity -- Life as an LGBTQ+ person -- Can sexual orientation and identity be changed?

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.