What Does the Research Say About the Effect of Openly Gay Service on the Military?
Saturday, May 28, 2011,
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
The effect of openly gay service on military-unit morale, cohesion, and readiness for combat will be explored. Major research studies on the attitudes of military personnel toward gay and lesbian service members will be described. Results relate to many issues important to psychology, including methodological research challenges, psychological adjustment, group cohesion, attitudes, program evaluation, and the functioning of organizations.