Long Term Effects of Child Abuse: Essay

Long Term Effects of Child Abuse: Essay

Sample Essay

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Child sexual abuse has come to be extensively observing as a root of mental health problems in adult life. The influences of child sexual abuse on social, interpersonal and sexual performance in adult life and its possible role in mediating some, if not all, of the harmful effects on mental health, has attracted less attention and study, but is debatably equally significant. For this reason, and because the mental health aspects have been so much more broadly canvassed and ably reviewed. (more…)

Social Adjustment in Teenage Children of Lesbian Parents

Research Proposals

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Introduction and Statement of Research Question

Research on gay and lesbian adults began in 1957 with a landmark study by Evelyn Hooker. By 1973, researchers determined that homosexuality was not a mental disorder, and, as a result, the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental illness. In the years since that study, homosexuality, and homosexuals have gained increasing levels of acceptance in mainstream U.S. society. However, gays and lesbians continue to encounter discrimination in their communities, their workplaces and in the U.S. courts. (more…)