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Psychological Approaches to Studying LGBTQ People

The ways in which people think, feel, act, talk, imagine, and make meanings about the world, others, and self are constantly in flux. These shifts change with new types of knowledge, the formation of new ideologies, and the telling and retelling of traditional and contemporary narratives over time. These temporal shifts take place because meanings about societies and their people do not remain permanently stable and predictable but allow for constant change. The instability of meanings leads to new ways of understanding the body and the psyche, the cultural and the structural, the political and the powerful. This instability also highlights the pace of transformation, especially when considered in relation to emerging global digitization and social media. The psychological study of LGBTQ people has also ...

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