In drawing a conclusion about whether LGB groups have higher prevalences of mental disorders one should proceed with caution. The anatomy of positive mental health. For example, in a study of Black participants Branscombe, Schmitt, and Harvey found that attributions of prejudice were directly related to negative well-being and hostility toward Whites but also, through the mediating role of enhanced in-group identity, to positive well-being. Empirical evidence supports these contentions. This means that only differences of high magnitude would be detected as statistically significant, which might explain the inconsistencies in the research evidence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. This conceptual framework is the basis for the review of research evidence, suggestions for future research directions, and exploration of public policy implications.
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Siegel K, Epstein JA. Social identity and self-categorization theories extend psychological understanding of intergroup relations and their impact on the self. San Diego suicide study: Journal of Clinical Psychology. In contrast, the more proximal stress processes are more subjective and are therefore related to self-identity as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Social theorists have been concerned with the alienation from social structures, norms, and institutions.
These studies have identified minority stress processes and often demonstrated that the greater the level of such stress, the greater the impact on mental health problems. Vilification is defined as any public act that could encourage hatred, serious contempt, or severe ridicule towards people who are gay or lesbian, or who are thought to be gay or lesbian. Cooper H, Hedges LV, editors. Such a study would assess both the differences in prevalences of disorders and the causal role of stress processes in explaining excess risk for disorder in the LGB group. This shift in discourse is also reflected in the gay-affirmative popular media.