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HDFS250, Week 3 Notes

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HDFS250, Week 3 Notes HDFS250

Bria Williams
Penn State
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These notes cover the different methods and theories to understanding the origin of sexual orientation.
Sexual Identity over the Lifespan
Dr. Anthony R. D'Augelli
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Bria Williams on Friday January 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HDFS250 at Pennsylvania State University taught by Dr. Anthony R. D'Augelli in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 47 views. For similar materials see Sexual Identity over the Lifespan in Human Development at Pennsylvania State University.

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Date Created: 01/29/16
Week 3 HDFS250 Sexual Identity over the Lifespan January 27, 2016 What causes sexual orientation? Correlates of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia (HBT) - Less personal contact with LGBT people - Less likely to have had same-sex experiences - Believe their peers have similar views - Live in communities with higher levels of HBT + no discrimination laws - Older, less educated - Identify as very religious, especially conservative or fundamentalist, in religions that condemn anything but heterosexual marriage - Tend to be politically conservative - Have traditional gender role attitudes/behaviors - Tend to show prejudice toward other groups - Have conservative attitudes about sex - Males have more negative views, especially toward gay men and transmen Biological Models Genetic: Family Studies (Source: Bailey 1995) Genetic: DNA (Hamer 1993) Hormonal Brain differences Conclusion: No strong evidence of genetic cause Hormonal Distinct hormonal changes during fetal development, especially during first trimester No consistent evidence of pubertal timing differences Recent conclusions: Being lesbian, may be associated with higher levels of testosterone Brain differences LeVay + INAH-3 (1991): “The Gay Gene?” Major findings: One nucleus in the anterior hypothalamus (INAH-3) of gay men was smaller than heterosexual men’s… and similar to heterosexual women Environmental Models Freudian/Psychodynamic Social learning: conditioning and modeling Freud: Thought people were born bisexual Repression of some attractions Oedipus Complex - between 3-6 YO - parent who becomes erotic object - identification with mother/father For males, overprotective mother, withdrawn father… Social learning - Uses basic mechanisms from social learning theory - Important factors are modeling and reinforcement of specific behaviors and patterns of behavior - Takes into account classical conditioning and operant conditioning - Is not development and doesn’t use social/cultural factors Volitional Model Sexual orientation as script or narrative: There are master scripts but we can change them Choice: we can control aspects of our sexual orientation for ideological, political or spiritual purposes; our desire is controlled Human Development Model - Integrates biological, environmental, developmental perspectives in specific cultural and historic context - Presumes change over time occurs - Presumes many pathways to adult sexual orientation and gender expression


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