Department:School of Psychology and Sport Science
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Homoprejudice in Everyday Interactions among Men: Developing a Practical Intervention to Empower Sexual Minority Youth.
Dr Russell Luyt
Dr Daragh McDermott
Sam is a member of the Gender and Sexualities and Identity and Social Issues Research Areas which form part of the Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group.
Homoprejudice, gender and sexuality are (co)constructed, contextual and (co)exist in hierarchical power relationships as situated language practices. Discursive resources can be utilised to highlight how these ideological systems operate in everyday interactions. My research draws upon, and merges, existing work concerning subtle prejudice and ‘microaggressions’ and the analysis of language use, Discursive Psychology to explore how sexual minority male youth (SMMY) negotiate prejudice in everyday interactions among men and how their accounts orient to gender and sexuality. It will seek to co-develop, along with participants, a practical prejudice management intervention on the basis of findings and implement and evaluate the impact of the intervention longitudinally.
Martin, S. (2015). ‘How can you be strong all the time?’ Discourses of stoicism in the first counselling session of young male clients. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/capr.12062 Read full text