Joana Calvillo

Major: 
Psychology
Mentor: 
Dr. Chiachih "DC" Wang
Current Research Topic: 
The Moderation Effect of Social Support on Adult Attachment and Internalized Homophobia of LGB Young Adults
Abstract: 
Current research on LGB populations seems to be growing, however, very little research work has focused on how social support from peers may affect internalized homophobia. With peer relationships being on the most important things for LGB individuals (Sherry, 2007), there should be a bigger focus on how perceived social support could possibly affect internalized homophobia. To address this research gap, this study will be examining the possible moderation effects of perceived social support of close heterosexual friends and LGB friends on the adult attachment and internalized homophobia link of LGB university students.