The Psychological World of the Gay Teenager : Social Change , Narrative , and “ Normality ”

@inproceedings{Cohler2015ThePW,
  title={The Psychological World of the Gay Teenager : Social Change , Narrative , and “ Normality ”},
  author={Bertram J. Cohler and Phillip L Hammack},
  year={2015}
}
This paper examines the application of concepts of normal adolescence pioneered by Offer and colleagues to the study of gay and lesbian youth. Adolescent development among this population demonstrates remarkable historical variability along the lines of generation-cohort, revealing the utility of a life-course approach to the study of normal adolescence. Concepts of normal adolescence appear to shift with changing narratives of identity for sexual minority youth. We contrast two narratives of… CONTINUE READING

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