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Health psychology

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Or those showing interest in both genders) to transform and adopt heterosexual behavior for the sake of their assimiliation with the cultural boundaries on homosexuality (Blake, Ledsky, Lehman, Goodenow, Sawyer, & Hack, 2001). Keeping these factors in view, Diamond’s analyses and findings seem to be irrelevant about the changes in sexual behavior and orientations unless the underlying reasons are identified. If the culture or social need to interact with others motivate this change, then age, class or other individual characteristics become irrelevant. Hence, the findings that women changed their behaviors and switched their orientation is either limited in its scope or does not provide a meaningful result for discussion until the factors deriving those changes are identified.The article in review is a longitudinal study with a quantitative stance taken to identify the changes in the seual orientation and behaviors. A sample population of 80 female participants is taken with distinct sexual stance and orientation for the observation purpose over a 2 years time. Convenience sampling was used to select respondents. The methodology and approach of the research paper seemed logical as the respondents and sample population belonged to lesbians and bi-sexual groups that could answer and respond to the interview questions more deeply and with greater insight than others being a part of that very group under review (Cochran & Mays, 1989). In addition, there is also a drawback that the sample taken is too small to generalize the results or findings to the larger population. The results derived from smaller populations may be applicable and true for a specific area, region or group but not to the wider population across geographical boundaries (Diamond, 2000).The article under review further seems to have a weak analysis when discussing changes in sexual orientation, attraction and attitude. It gives a rather elastic gist to sexal orientation by stating tha leasbian may build relationship or show sexual behaviors toward men to attain societal acceptance. Regardless of the act, the lesbian remains in that very sexual orientation until the underlying belief, desire and sexual priorities do not change. Hence, a homosexual person would look for opportunities to have that physical contact and sexual activity with the desired partner group as and when it becomes possible. With this argument the claim of a change in sexual orientation is highly overstated
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  • Pages: 6 (1500 words)
  • Document Type: Essay
  • Subject: Psychology
  • Level: Undergraduate
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