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Letitia Anne Peplau
University of California, Los Angeles
Monette-Horwitz Trust - Previous Awardees
Letitia Anne Peplau, Ph.D , is professor of psychology, UCLA.
She has written and edited numerous volumes, including Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity (Mayfield Publishing, 1999).
She is one of the world’s premier researchers into lesbian relationships and sexuality.
Her work on close personal relationships investigates the homophobia and sexual prejudice aimed not only at individuals but also at their loving relationships.
She lives in Sherman Oaks, California. [back]
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Also, reviews by Peplau and her colleagues have found that partners from same-sex couples and partners from heterosexual couples score comparably on measures of relationship quality, such as satisfaction and commitment.
The final working group members--Cerbone, Hancock, Beverly Greene, PhD, Lawrence Kurdek, PhD, Candace McCullogh, PhD, Charlotte Patterson, PhD, and Anne Peplau, PhD--met from April 30 to May 2 to review previous APA policies related to same-sex relationships, marriage and families, as well as relevant research.
The group took pains to stay within the bounds of psychologists' expertise, says Peplau, a professor of social psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has studied gay and lesbian relationships for nearly 30 years.
"One of the challenges for the working group was to sort out what we can say as professional psychologists and what topics are not our province," she
Also, reviews by Peplau
colleagues have found that partners from same-sex couples and partners from heterosexual couples score comparably on measures of relationship quality, such as satisfaction and commitment.
5 Myths About Gay People Debunked | Homosexuality & Sexual Orientation Science
Long-term studies of gay couples indicate that their relationships are just as stable as straight pairings. "There is considerable evidence that both lesbians and gay men want to be in strong, committed relationships [and] are successful in creating these partnerships, despite difficulties created by social prejudice, stigma, and the lack of legal recognition for same-sex relationships in most parts of the U.S.," said UCLA psychologist Anne Peplau, co-author of a book chapter on the subject published in the 2007 Annual Review of Psychology. For example, John Gottman, a University of Washington emeritus professor of psychology, and his colleagues collected data from homosexual couples across 12 years, and found that about 20 percent had broken up over that time.
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Anne Peplau, University of California, Los Angeles