This concept helps to explain the stressful effect of stigma. Meyer, I. Moral Values Inches Back Up. The direction of bias due to selection is unclear, but it is plausible that individuals who were more troubled by their sexuality would be overrepresented—especially as discussed above for youth—leading to bias in reported estimates of mental disorder. The included disorders are those that are most prevalent in population samples and that are most often the subject of psychiatric epidemiological studies. South End Press; Thousand Oaks, CA:
The power of conviction.
The multiplicity of personal identity. Newsletters OpenEdition Newsletter. Optimally, through this process they come to terms with their homosexuality and develop a healthy identity that incorporates their sexuality Cass,; Coleman, — ; Troiden, Psychological perspectives on human diversity in America.
The concept of social stress extends stress theory by suggesting that conditions in the social environment, not only personal events, are sources of stress that may lead to mental and physical ill effects.