Discuss the research on sexual orientation. What explanations are supported for homosexual behavior?
What strategies can the psychology professional embrace to be culturally sensitive and aware of differences in sexual orientation?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 7:08 am ad1c9bdddf
Sexual orientation research
1. There is mixed and inconclusive evidence of the genetic/biological/neurological research for homosexual behavior.
Pro: Hu, S., Pattatucci, A. M., Chavis Patterson, L. L., Fulker, D. W., Cherny, S. S., Kruglyak, L., & Hamer, D. H. (1995). Linkage between sexual orientation and chromosome Xq28 in males but not in females. Nature genetics, 11(3), 248-256.
Allen, L. S., & Gorski, R. A. (1992). Sexual orientation and the size of the anterior commissure in the human brain. Proceedings of the national Academy of Sciences, 89(15), 7199-7202.
Hamer, D. H., Hu, S., Magnuson, V. L., Hu, N., & Pattatucci, ...
Role and responsibility of psychologist in educating the public about sexual orientation are examined.