This chapter introduces Queer Psychology: Intersectional Perspectives, edited by Dr. Kevin Nadal and Dr. María Scharron-del Río—a text that covers the field of psychology through the lenses of Queer Theory and Intersectionality Theory. The chapter begins by providing a brief history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in society—starting with documentation of same-sex couples and gender nonconforming practices in ancient Egypt and Rome. The authors then document a history of LGBTQ people in psychology—highlighting earlier pathologies to present-day activism. Finally, the authors discuss their reasons for writing the book, as well as an overview of the many chapters that will be covered, including topics such as intersectional identities, sexual orientation and gender identity development, discrimination, research methods, psychotherapy, and more.
- LGBTQ psychology
- Queer psychology
- Queer theory
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Nadal, K.L., Scharrón-del Río, M.R. (2021). Introduction to Queer Psychology. In: Nadal, K.L., Scharrón-del Río, M.R. (eds) Queer Psychology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74146-4_1
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