L.M. Diamond's scientific contributions

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Although it is typically presumed that heterosexual individuals only fall in love with other-gender partners and gay-lesbian individuals only fall in love with same-gender partners, this is not always so. The author develops a biobehavioral model of love and desire to explain why. The model specifies that (a) the evolved processes underlying sexual...

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... Sexologists have largely studied romantic and sexual orientation under the assumption that they are in complete agreement, and this conflation extends to the associated identity labels. While sexual and romantic orientation may substantially overlap for some people, this is not true for many other individuals (Diamond, 2003; van Anders, 2015). As noted above, the Kinsey model of sexual orientation fostered enhanced understanding of sexuality by increasing the available choice of labels (Diamond, 2003;Kinsey et al., 1948). ...