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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp

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Change of the model of homosexuality in psychodynamic approach (review of foreign literature references) 1885

Strokova S.S.
Psychologist, Psychological center “Schastlivyi chelovek”, Ramenskoe, Russia
e-mail: strokovass@gmail.com

Abstract
At present homosexuality is not regarded as a mental disorder in contrast to a long period in the past when it was treated as a disease. The majority of psychodynamic approach representatives adhered to the estimation of nontraditional sexual orientation as a psychopathic state. Homosexuality was often viewed as a symptom of a major psychic impairment like confused self-identity, but with time the authors came to a conclusion that homosexuality is an alternative, yet possible type of psychosexual self-identity. The article discloses the evolution of a homosexual model in psychodynamic approach and describes the current view on the issue. It also specifies the questions brought up by the modern researchers of homosexuality.

Keywords: mental disorder, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic approach, sexual orientation, homosexuality

Column: Developmental psychology

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