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Anne Peplau

Anne Peplau

Anne Peplau has research interests in close relationships, gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation. She is the Director of an NSF-sponsored interdisciplinary graduate training program in Relationship Science at UCLA.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Self and Identity
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Journal Articles:

  • Beals, K. P., & Peplau, L. A. (2005). Identity support, identity devaluation and well-being among lesbians. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29, 140-145.
  • Fingerhut, A. W., & Peplau, L. A. (2006). The impact of social roles on stereotypes of gay men. Sex Roles, 55, 273-278.
  • Fingerhut, A. W., Peplau, L. A., & Ghavami, N. (2005). A dual-identity framework for understanding lesbian experience. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29, 129-139.
  • Frederick, D., Lever, J., & Peplau, L. A. (2008). The Barbie mystique: Satisfaction with breast size and shape across the lifespan. International Journal of Sexual Health, 20, 200-211.
  • Impett, E. A., Gable, S., & Peplau, L. A. (2005). Giving up and giving in: The costs and benefits of daily sacrifice in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 327-344.
  • Impett, E. A., Peplau, L. A., & Gable, S. (2005). Approach and avoidance sexual motives: Implications for personal and interpersonal well-being. Personal Relationships, 12, 465-482.
  • Peplau, L. A. (2003). Human sexuality: How do men and women differ? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12(2), 37-40.
  • Peplau, L. A. (2001). Rethinking women’s sexual orientation: An interdisciplinary, relationship-focused approach. Personal Relationships, 8, 1-19.
  • Peplau, L. A., & Fingerhut, A. (2004). The paradox of the lesbian worker. Journal of Social Issues, 60(4), 719-735.
  • Peplau, L. A., & Fingerhut, A. W. (2007). The close relationships of lesbians and gay men. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 405-424.
  • Peplau, L. A., Frederick, D. A., Yee, C., Maisel, N., Lever, J., & Ghavami, N. (2009). Body image satisfaction among heterosexual, gay and lesbian adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38(5), 713-725.
  • Peplau, L. A., & Garnets, L. D. (2000). A new paradigm for understanding women's sexuality and sexual orientation. Journal of Social Issues, 56(2), 329-350.

Other Publications:

  • Impett, E. A., & Peplau, L. A. (2006). "His" and "her" relationships: A review of the empirical evidence. In A. Vangelisti & D. Perlman (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of personal relationships (pp. 884-904). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Peplau, L. A., Fingerhut, A., & Beals, K. P. (2004). Sexuality in the relationships of lesbians and gay men. In J. Harvey, A. Wenzel, & S Sprecher (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality in close relationships (pp. 350-369). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Peplau, L. A., Spalding, L. R., Conley, T., & Veniegas, R. (1999). The development of sexual orientation in women. Annual Review of Sex Research, 10, 70-99.

Anne Peplau
Department of Psychology
4441B Franz Hall, UCLA
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90095-1563
United States

  • Phone: (310) 825-1187
  • Fax: (310) 206-5895

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