ERIC Number: EJ798458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Reflections on Understanding and Ameliorating Internalized Heterosexism
Croteau, James M.
Counseling Psychologist, v36 n4 p645-653 2008
This Major Contribution of "The Counseling Psychologist" has the potential to be a keystone for those counseling psychologists who will place emphasis in their research, scholarship, practice, or advocacy work on heterosexism as well as for the wider profession in recognizing the destructive power of heterosexism. Brief critical ideas that add to, or expand on, discussion in this Major Contribution are offered in this response article. The restricted range of research samples and the potential for ethnocentric bias in the current conceptual and empirical approach to internalized heterosexism (IH) is discussed first. The need for "experience-near" information in IH scholarship is then discussed as an approach both to becoming less ethnocentric and to bringing about a deeper and more serious accounting for heterosexism within the profession. Finally, the importance of attention to the long-term effects of having "survived" the internalization of heterosexism is illustrated.
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