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Dev. Psychology

homosexuality- mental disorder vs. choice

Linda Her

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of Dev. Psychology

HOMOSEXUALITY what is it? Main Entry: ho·mo·sex·u·al·it·yPronunciation: \hō-m-sek-sh(-)wl-it-ee, -sek-shl\Function: adjectiveDate: 18921 : of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex2 : of, relating to, or involving sexual intercourse between persons of the same sex— ho·mo·sex·u·al·ly adverb What's your definition? HISTORY Dang that was a long time ago... 1100 BC - 700 BC
12th-17th century 18th-19th century 20th century- Onward Causes Who knows
Nature vs. Nurture Is it a Disease? No
APA (American Psychological Association)
It can cause... Homophobia Homo= same (sex) Phobia= fear
Irrational fear+ Ignorance
Small Crimes- Big Crimes
Can You Change it? No
Stress, Anxiety, Depression Facts No homosexuals in the Military
2.3% of pop.
same sex marriage legal in 8 states
HIV rises 12% ea. year in gays
Castro, San Francisco, CA Famous Gay People Alexander the Great
Perez Hilton
Ellen Degeneres
Elton John
Adam Lambert ISSUES!
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