LGBTQ+

Video: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Psychological Science

Psychological science can help pave the way to greater acceptance for members of the LGBTQ+ community. More

  • Data collected from 2004 to 2016 show that Americans’ attitudes toward certain social groups are becoming less biased over time. More

    Paper airplanes with one oriented in a different direction

    Implicit Attitudes Can Change Over the Long Term

    Data collected from 2004 to 2016 show that Americans’ attitudes toward certain social groups are becoming less biased over time. More

  • In a nod to Valentine's Day, researchers including APS Fellows Lisa Diamond, Eli Finkel, Nickola Overall, and Harry Reis share discoveries, challenges, and new directions in the study of love, desire, dating, and commitment. More

    Love Stories: Adventures in the Study of Attraction

    In a nod to Valentine's Day, researchers including APS Fellows Lisa Diamond, Eli Finkel, Nickola Overall, and Harry Reis share discoveries, challenges, and new directions in the study of love, desire, dating, and commitment. More

  • A comprehensive review of sexual orientation research aims to correct important misconceptions about the link between scientific findings and political agendas. More

    What Scientists Know—And Don’t Know—About Sexual Orientation

    A comprehensive review of sexual orientation research aims to correct important misconceptions about the link between scientific findings and political agendas. More

  • Children who already demonstrate the strongest “cross-gender” identities are the most likely to socially transition, data suggest. More

    Child waiting as classmates board schoolbus

    Researchers Can Predict Childhood Social Transitions

    Children who already demonstrate the strongest “cross-gender” identities are the most likely to socially transition, data suggest. More

  • Discussing matters of the heart can be the start of something beautifully platonic between the sexes – so long as the male isn’t interested in more. More

    Women Warm Up Faster to Gay Men Than Straight Guys, Study Suggests

    Discussing matters of the heart can be the start of something beautifully platonic between the sexes – so long as the male isn’t interested in more. More

  • A study with children ages 5 to 12 indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity. More

    Transgender Kids Show Consistent Gender Identity Across Measures

    A study with children ages 5 to 12 indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity. More

  • Employers are likely to abide by laws barring discrimination against gay workers not because they are necessarily afraid of being punished for violating the law, but because these laws send a clear message about acceptable moral behavior in the community, a study suggests. More

    Pride and Prejudice: Reducing LGBT Discrimination at Work

    Employers are likely to abide by laws barring discrimination against gay workers not because they are necessarily afraid of being punished for violating the law, but because these laws send a clear message about acceptable moral behavior in the community, a study suggests. More

  • Why do opponents of same-sex marriage really oppose it? A study concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous than heterosexuals, which they may fear could threaten their own marriages. More

    Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage Linked to Self-Interest

    Why do opponents of same-sex marriage really oppose it? A study concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous than heterosexuals, which they may fear could threaten their own marriages. More

Psychological Science in the News