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Psychology of Sexualities Section

The Psychology of Sexualities Section of the British Psychological Society aims to provide an integrative forum for those involved in research, teaching and applied work in the United Kingdom.

The Section exists to serve members whose work is relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues and is strongly committed to developing non-heterosexist and gender-inclusive forms of research, theory and clinical practice in British psychology.

The Section represents psychologists who work in all of the disciplines' sub-areas including

  • clinical psychology
  • community psychology
  • counselling psychology
  • critical psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • experimental psychology
  • health psychology
  • history of psychology
  • the psychology of women 
  • social psychology

Our mission is to contribute psychological perspectives to policy initiatives which provide for better quality of life for people of diverse sexualities, their families and friends.

As part of this we are committed to:

  • exploring the psychology of sexualities and sexual identities
  • working with others involved or interested in the field throughout the world, irrespective of their own sexuality
  • developing non-heterosexist and gender-inclusive forms of research, theory and clinical practice in British psychology
  • providing a forum for the systematic study of diverse sexualities which draws together those working in different specialties and subdisciplines of psychology.
  • taking a broadly affirmative approach towards sexualities, including transgressive sexualities, while also strongly condemning those which are coercive
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