We talked about measurement of ethnic/racial identity and related constructs, including Phinney’s Multiethnic group Identity Measure, The MIBI-Teen, and measures of implicit racism/bias, such as the IAT.
We discussed some great data from Calzo and colleagues on milestones of same-sex sexual experiences and coming out. One thing I appreciated about these data is that they included adults of a wide age range, not only LGBTQ youth. Thus, the average ages are substantially higher, but when you look specifically at the average ages of these milestones among the youngest in the sample, they look very similar to the data we regularly see with youth.
A student gave a great presentation on being a sexual minority adolescent in 2015. He had some excellent graphics and figures from Pew Research Center, including this map of acceptance of homosexuality worldwide:
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