Sexual Fluidity and its Legal and Policy Implications for Sexual Minority Populations
Featuring Lisa Diamond, Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, University of Utah
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
UCLA Law, Room 1314
About: Lisa Diamond’s research focuses on two distinct but related areas – the nature and development of same-sex sexuality and the nature and development of affectional bonds. The common thread uniting these lines of research is her interest in the psychological and biobehavioral processes underlying our most intimate and important social ties and how they exert numerous influences on social, emotional, and sexual development across the entire life course. Diamond is the author of Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire (Harvard University Press, 2008), based on her ongoing, longitudinal study of sexual identity, attractions, and behavior among adolescent and young adult nonheterosexual women.
Diamond also studies the biobehavioral underpinnings of adult attachment relationships and their implications for physical and mental well-being. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the Templeton Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from Division 44 of the APA.
Lecture supported by a grant from the California Center for Population Research