LISA DIAMOND portrait
  • Professor, Gender Studies (this is a joint appointment with my Psych position)
  • Professor, Gender Studies
  • Professor, Psychology Department
801-585-7491

Publications

  • Diamond, L.M., & Alley, J. (2019). Was it good for her? An alternative perspective on life history theory, female same-sex sexuality, and pleasure. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 1315-1320. Published, 01/2019.
  • Diamond, L. M. (in press). Gender fluidity and nonbinary gender identities among children and adolescents. Child Development Perspectives.. Accepted, 01/2019.
  • Everett, B. G., Mollborn, S., Jenkins, V., Limberg, A., & Diamond, L. M. (in press). Racial/ethnic differences in unwanted pregnancy: Moderation by sexual orientation. Journal of Marriage and the Family. Accepted, 01/2019.
  • Alley, J. C., Diamond, L. M., Dickenson, J. A., Blair, K. L. (in press). Women’s cortisol stress responsivity, sexual arousability, and sexual history. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Accepted, 01/2019.
  • Dickenson, J.A., Alley, J.C., & Diamond, L.M. (2019). Subjective and oxytocinergic responses to mindfulness are associated with subjective and oxytocinergic responses to sexual arousal. Frontiers in Psychology: Health Psychology, 10, 1-13. Published, 01/2019.
  • Alley, J., Diamond, L. M., Lipschitz, D. L., & Grewen, K. (2019). Associations between oxytocin and cortisol reactivity and recovery in response to psychological stress and sexual arousal. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 106, 47-56. Published, 01/2019.
  • Diamond, L. M., *Alley, J. C., Dickenson, J. A., Blair, K. L. (in press). Who counts as sexually fluid? Comparing four different types of sexual fluidity in women. Archives of Sexual Behavior.. Accepted, 01/2019.
  • Diamond, L. M., & Blair, K. M. (2018). The intimate relationships of sexual and gender minorities. In Vangelisti, A., & Perlman, D. (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships (pp. 199-212). New York: Cambridge University Press. Published, 01/2018.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2018). Physical separation in adult attachment relationships. Current Opinion in Psychology, 25, 144-147. Published, 01/2018.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2018). Love, desire, and sexual fluidity. In Sternberg, R. (Ed.), The new psychology of love, 2nd ed. (pp. 138-153). New York: Cambridge University Press. Published, 01/2018.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2018). The dynamic expression of sexual-minority and gender-minority experience during childhood and adolescence. In S. Lamb & D. Gilbert (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of sexuality: Childhood and adolescence (pp. 92-110). New York: Cambridge University Press. Published, 01/2018.
  • Spivey, L.A., Huebner, D.M., & Diamond, L.M. (2018). Parent responses to childhood gender nonconformity: Effects of parent and child characteristics. Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 5, 360-370. Published, 01/2018.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2018). Contemporary theory in the study of intimacy, desire, gender, and sexuality. In N. Dess, J. Marecek, D. Best, & L. Bell (Eds.), Gender, sex, and sexualities: Psychological perspectives (pp. 271-294). New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2018.
  • Conradt, E., Adkins, D.E., Crowell, S.E., Raby, K.L., Diamond, L.M., & Ellis, B. (2018). Incorporating epigenetic mechanisms to advance fetal programming theories. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 807-824. Published, 01/2018.
  • Diamond, L.M., Dickenson, J., & Blair, K. (2017). Stability of sexual attractions across different time scales: The roles of bisexuality and gender. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 193-204. Published, 01/2017.
  • Schudson, Z.C., Manley, M.H., Diamond, L.M., & VanAnders, S.M. (2017). Heterogeneity in gender/sex sexualities: An exploration of gendered physical and psychological traits in attractions to women and men. The Journal of Sex Research. Published, 01/2017.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2016). Sexual fluidity. In A. Goldberg (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of LGBTQ lives in context (pp. 1052-1055). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Published, 01/2016.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2016). Sexual fluidity in males and females. Current Sexual Health Reports, 8, 249-256. Published, 01/2016.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2016). Three critical questions for future research on lesbian relationships. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 21, 1-14. Published, 01/2016.
  • Diamond, L.M., & Rosky, C. (2016). Scrutinizing "immutability": Research on sexual orientation and its role in legal advoacacy for the rights of sexual minorities rights? Journal of Sex Research, 53, 363-391. Published, 01/2016.
  • Bailey, J.M., Vasey, P., Diamond, L.M., Breedlove, M., Vilain, E., & Epprecht, M. (2016). Sexual orientation, controversy, and science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 17, 45-101. Published, 01/2016.
  • Mansfield, C.D., & Diamond, L.M. (2016). Does stress-related growth really matter for adolescents' day-to-day adaptive functioning? Journal of Early Adolescence. Published, 01/2016.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2016). Female sexual orientation. In A. Goldberg (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of LGBTQ lives in context (pp. 551-556). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Published, 01/2016.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2016). Theories of sexual orientation. In A. Goldberg (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of LGBTQ lives in context (pp. 1167-1171). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Published, 01/2016.
  • McHugh, L., Diamond, L.M., & Curtin, A. (2016). Self and perspective taking for sexual minorities in a heteronormative world. In M. Skinta & A. Curtin (Eds.), Mindfulness and acceptance for gender and sexual minorities (pp. 49-68). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. Published, 01/2016.
  • Van Anders, S. M., Manley, M., & Diamond, L. M. (2015). Polyamory, monoamory, and sexual fluidity: A longitudinal study of identity and sexual trajectories. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2, 168-180. Published, 01/2015.
  • Diamond, L. M., Bonner, S., & Dickenson, J. (2015). The development of sexuality. In R. Lerner (Ed..), The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, 7th edition (pp. 888-931). New York: Wiley. Published, 01/2015.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2015). Stress and attachment. In J. A. Simpson & S. W. Rholes (Eds.), Attachment theory and research (pp. 97-123). New York: Guilford Press. Published, 01/2015.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2014). Sexuality and same-sex sexuality in relationships. In J. Simpson & J. Davidio (Eds.), Handbook of personality and social psychology (Vol. 3, pp. 523-553). Washington, DC: APA. Published, 01/2014.
  • Farr, R.H., Diamond, L.M., & Boker, S.M. (2014). Female same-sex sexuality from a dynamical systems perspective: Sexual desire, motivation, and behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 1477-1490. Published, 01/2014.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2014). The biobehavioral legacy of early attachment relationships for adult physiological, emotional, and interpersonal functioning. In V. Zayas & C. Hazan (Eds.), Bases of adult attachment: Linking brain, mind, and behavior (pp. 79-105). New York: Springer. Published, 01/2014.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2014). Expanding the scope of a dynamic perspective on positive adolescent sexual development. Human Development, 57, 292-304. Published, 01/2014.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2014). Romantic love. In M. Shiota, M. Tugade, & L. Kirby (Eds.), Handbook of positive emotions (pp. 311-328). New York: Guilford. Published, 01/2014.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2013). Where’s the sex in relationship research? In R.S. Stewart (Ed.), Let’s talk about sex: Multidisciplinary discussions (pp. 46-66). Sydney, Nova Scotia: Cape Breton University Press. Published, 01/2013.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2013). Links and distinctions between love and desire. In C. Hazan and M. Campa (Eds.), Human bonding: The science of affectional ties (pp. 226-250). New York: Guilford. Published, 01/2013.
  • Diamond, L.M., & Cribbet, M.R. (2013). Links between adolescent sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system functioning and interpersonal behavior over time. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 88, 339-348. Published, 01/2013.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2013). Gender and same-sex sexuality. In D. T. Tolman & L. M. Diamond (Eds.), APA handbook on sexuality and psychology (p. 629-652). Washington, D.C.: APA Press. Published, 01/2013.
  • Kleinplatz, P., & Diamond, L.M. (2013). Diversity in sexual practices. In D. T. Tolman & L. M. Diamond (Eds.), APA handbook on sexuality and psychology (pp. 245-267). Washington, D.C.: APA Press. Published, 01/2013.
  • Tolman, D.T., & Diamond, L.M. (2013). Sexuality theory: A review, a revision, and a recommendation. In D. T. Tolman & L. M. Diamond (Eds.), APA handbook on sexuality and psychology (pp. 3-27). Washington, D.C.: APA Press. Published, 01/2013.
  • Fagundes, C.P., & Diamond, L.M. (2013). Intimate relationships. In J. DeLamater & A. Ward (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (2nd ed., pp. 371-411). New York: Springer. Published, 01/2013.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2013). Sexual-minority, gender-nonconforming, and transgender youths. In D. Bromberg & W. O. Donohue (Eds.) Handbook of child and adolescent sexuality: Developmental and forensic psychology (pp. 275-300). Oxford: Elsevier Press. Published, 01/2013.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2013). Sexuality in relationships. In J. Simpson & L. Campell (Eds.), Handbook of close relationships (pp. 589-614). New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2013.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2013). Concepts of female sexual orientation. In C. Patterson & A. R. D’Augelli (Eds.), The psychology of sexual orientation (pp. 3-17). New York: Cambridge University Press. Published, 01/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2012). The desire disorder in research on sexual orientation in women: Contributions of dynamical systems theory. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 73-83. Published, 02/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M., Fagundes, C. P., Butterworth, M. B. (2102). Attachment style, vagal tone, and empathy during mother-adolescent interactions. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 165-184. Published, 01/2012.
  • Rith, K., & Diamond, L. M. (2012). Same-sex relationships. In M. Fine & F. Fincham (Eds.), Family theories: A contextual approach (pp. 125-148). New York: Routledge. Published, 01/2012.
  • Fagundes, C. P., Diamond, L. M., & Allen, K. (2012). Adolescent attachment insecurity and parasympathetic functioning predict future loss adjustment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 821-832.. Published, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L.M., Fagundes, C. P., & Cribbet, M. R. (2012). Individual differences in adolescent sympathetic and parasympathetic functioning moderate associations between family environment and psychosocial adjustment. Developmental Psychology, 48, 918-931. Published, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M., Butterworth, M. R., and Allen, K. (2012). Sexual-minority development in the family context. In P. K. Kerig, M. S. Schulz, & S. T. Hauser (Eds.), Adolescence and beyond: Family processes and development (pp. 249-267). New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Fagundes, C. P. (2012). Emotion regulation in close relationships: Implications for social threat and its effects on immunological functioning. In L. Campbell & T. J. Loving (Eds.), Close relationships: An interdisciplinary integration (pp. 83-106). Washington, DC: APA Press. Accepted, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Huebner, D. (2012). Is good sex good for you? Rethinking sexuality and health. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 54-69. Published, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L.M., Rith, K.A., & Butterworth, M.R. (2012). The family relationships of sexual minorities. In A. Vangelisti (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of family communication (2nd ed., pp. 176-189). New York: Routledge. Published, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L.M., & Cribbet, M.R. (2012). Links between adolescent sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system functioning and interpersonal behavior over time. International Journal of Psychophysiology. Published, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L.M., & Dickenson, J. (2012). The neuroimaging of love and desire: Review and future directions. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 9, 39-46. Published, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2011). Sexuality. In B. Brown and M. Prinstein (Eds.), Encyclopedia of adolescence. New York: Academic Press. Published, 01/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M., Pardo, S. T., & Butterworth, M. R. (2011). Border crossings: Transgender experience and identity. In S. Schwartz, K. Luyckx, & V. Vignoles (Eds.), Handbook of identity theory and research (pp. 629-648). New York: Springer. Published, 01/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Fagundes, C. P. (2011). Implications of parasympathetic nervous system functioning for affect regulation and romantic relationships in emerging adulthood. In F. Fincham (Ed.), Romantic relationships in emerging adulthood (pp. 252-274). New York: Cambridge University Press. Published, 01/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Savin-Williams, R. C. (in press). Same-sex activity in adolescence: Multiple meanings and implications. In R. F. Fassinger & S. L. Morrow (Eds.). Sex in the margins: Erotic experiences and behaviors of sexual minorities. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press. Accepted, 01/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Hicks, A. M. (2011). “It’s the economy, honey”: Couples' blame attributions moderate associations between financial stress and relationship satisfaction during the 2007-2009 economic crisis. Personal Relationships, 19, 586-600. Published, 01/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. (in press). Sexual fluidity. In P. Whelehan & A. Bolin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human sexuality. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. Accepted, 01/2011.
  • Hicks, A. M. & Diamond, L. M. (2011). Don’t go to bed angry! Attachment, conflict, and affective and physiological activity. Personal Relationships, 18, 266-284. Published, 01/2011.
  • Diamond, L.M., Hicks, A.M., & Otter-Henderson, K.D. (2011). Individual differences in vagal regulation moderate associations between daily affect and daily couple interactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 731-744. Published, 01/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M., Fagundes, C. P., & Butterworth, M. (2010). Intimate relationships across the lifespan. In M. E. Lamb, L. White & A. Freund (Eds.), Handbook of lifespan development, volume 2 (pp. 379-433). New York: Wiley. Published, 01/2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Fagundes, C. P. (2010). Psychobiological research on attachment. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 218-225. Published, 01/2010.
  • Diamond, L. M., Butterworth, M. R. & Savin-William, R. C. (2010). Working with sexual-minority individuals. D. H. Barlow (Ed.), Oxford handbook of clinical psychology (pp. 837-867). New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2010). Sexual desire. In I. B. Weiner & W. E. Craighead (Eds.), Encyclopedia of psychology (p. 1566). New York: John Wiley & Sons. Published, 01/2010.
  • Diamond, L.M. & Wallen, K. (2010). Sexual-minority women's sexual motivation around the time of ovulation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40. Published, 01/2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Savin-Williams, R. C. (2009). Adolescent sexuality. In R. M. Lerner and L. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of adolescent psychology, 3rd edition (pp. 479-523). New York: Wiley. Published, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2009). Emotion regulation in relationships. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (pp. 507-512). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Published, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Butterworth, M. (2008). The close relationships of sexual minorities: Partners, friends, and family. In M. C. Smith & T. G. Reio, Jr. (Eds.), Handbook of research on adult development and learning (pp. 348-375). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Published, 2008.
  • Hicks, A. M. & Diamond, L. M. (2008). How was your day? Couples’ affect when telling and hearing daily events. Personal Relationships, 15, 205-228. Published, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2008). Sexual fluidity: Understanding women’s love and desire. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Published, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. and Butterworth, M. R. (2008). Questioning gender and sexual identity: Dynamic links over time. Sex Roles, 59, 365-376. Published, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M., Hicks, A. M., and Otter-Henderson, K. D. (2008). Every time you go away: Changes in affect, behavior, and physiology associated with travel-related separations from romantic partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 385-403. Published, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Fagundes, C. P. (2008). Developmental perspectives on links between attachment and affect regulation over the lifespan. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 36, 83-134. Published, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2008). Female bisexuality from adolescence to adulthood: Results from a 10-year longitudinal study. Developmental Psychology, 44, 5-14. Published, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2007). A dynamical systems approach to female same-sex sexuality. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2, 142-161. Published, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Otter-Henderson, K. D. (2007). Physiological measures. In R. W. Robins, R. C. Fraley, & R. F. Krueger (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in personality psychology (pp. 370-388). New York: Guilford Press. Published, 2007.
  • Butner, J., Diamond, L. M., & Hicks, A. M. (2007). Attachment style and two forms of emotion coregulation between romantic partners. Personal Relationships, 14, 431-455. Published, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2007). Sex drive. In R. Baumeister and K. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Published, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2007). Sexual desire. In R. Baumeister and K. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Published, 2007.
  • Diamond, L.M. (2006). Rethinking positive adolescent female sexual development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Published, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2006). In search of “good” sexual-developmental pathways for adolescent girls. In L. M. Diamond, (Ed.), Rethinking positive adolescent female sexual development (pp. 1-7). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass. Published, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2006). How do I love thee? Implications of attachment theory for understanding same-sex love and desire. In M. Mikulincer and G. Goodman (Eds.), Dynamics of romantic love: Attachment, caregiving, and sex (pp. 275-292). New York: Guilford Press. Published, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2006). The evolution of plasticity in female-female desire. Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 18, 245-274. Published, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2006). Careful what you ask for: Reconsidering feminist epistemology and autobiographical narrative in research on sexual identity development. Signs: Journal of Women and Culture and Society, 31, 471-492. Published, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M., Hicks, A. M., Otter-Henderson, K. A. (2006). Physiological evidence for repressive coping among avoidantly attached adults. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23, 205-229. Published, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2006). The intimate same-sex relationships of sexual minorities. In D. Perlman and A. Vangelisti (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of personal relationships (pp. 293-312). New York: Cambridge University Press. Published, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2005). “I’m straight, but I kissed a girl”: The trouble with American media representations of female-female sexuality. Feminism and Psychology, 15, 104-110. Published, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2005). From the heart or the gut? Sexual-minority women’s experiences of desire for same-sex and other-sex partners. Feminism and Psychology, 15, 10-14. Published, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2005). A new view of lesbian subtypes: Stable vs. fluid identity trajectories over an 8-year period. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29, 119-128. Published, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Hicks, A.M. (2005). Attachment style, current relationship security, and negative emotions: The mediating role of physiological regulation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 22, 499-518. Published, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2005). What we got wrong about sexual identity development: Unexpected findings from a longitudinal study of young women. In A. Omoto & H. Kurtzman (Eds.), Sexual orientation and mental health: Examining identity and development in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people (pp. 73-94). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press. Published, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2005). Toward greater specificity in modeling the ecological context of desire. Human Development, 48, 291-297. Published, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Lucas, S. (2004). Sexual-minority and heterosexual youths' close relationships: Experiences, expectations, and implications for well-being. Journal for Research on Adolescence, 14, 313-340. Published, 2004.
  • Savin-Williams, R. C. and Diamond, L. M. (2004). Sex. In R. M. Lerner and L. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Psychology, 2nd edition (pp. 189-231). New York: Wiley. Published, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Hicks, A. M. (2004). Psychobiological perspectives on attachment: Implications for health over the lifespan. In S. W. Rholes & J. A. Simpson (Eds.), Adult attachment: Theory, research, and clinical implications (pp. 240-263). New York: Guilford Press. Published, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2004). Emerging perspectives on distinctions between romantic love and sexual desire. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13, 116-119. Published, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2003). Reconsidering sexual desire in the context of reparative therapy. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 31, 429-431. Reprinted in J. Drescher & K. Zucker (Eds.), (2006), Ex--gay research: Analyzing the Spitzer study and its relation to science, religion, politics, and culture (pp. 101-106). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. Published, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Aspinwall, L. G. (2003). Emotion regulation across the lifespan: An integrative approach emphasizing self-regulation, positive affect, and dyadic processes. Motivation and Emotion, 27, 125-156. Published, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2003). Love matters: Romantic relationships among sexual-minority adolescents. In P. Florsheim (Ed.), Adolescent romantic relations and sexual behavior: Theory, research, and practical implications (pp. 85-107). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Published, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2003). New paradigms for research on heterosexual and sexual-minority development. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 32, 490-498. Published, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2003). Was it a phase? Young women’s relinquishment of lesbian/bisexual identities over a 5-year period. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 352-364. Published, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Aspinwall, L. G. (2003). Integrating diverse developmental perspectives on emotion regulation. Motivation and Emotion, 27, 1-6. Published, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2003). What does sexual orientation orient? A biobehavioral model distinguishing romantic love and sexual desire. Psychological Review, 110, 173-192. Published, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Savin-Williams, R. C. (2003). The intimate relationships of sexual-minority youths. in G. R. Adams & M. Berzonsky (Eds.), The Blackwell handbook of adolescence (pp. 393-412). Malden, MA: Blackwell. Published, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M., & Dubé, E. M. (2002). Friendship and attachment among heterosexual and sexual-minority youths: Does the gender of your friend matter? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 31, 155-166. Published, 2002.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2002). Having a girlfriend without knowing it: Intimate friendships among young sexual-minority women. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 6, 5-16. Published, 2002.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Savin-Williams, R. C. (2002). Gender and sexual identity. In R. Lerner, F. Jacobs, & D. Wertlieb (Eds.), Handbook of applied developmental science: Promoting positive child, adolescent, and family development through research, policies, and programs (Vol. 1, pp. 101-121). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Published, 2002.
  • Tolman, D. L. & Diamond, L. M. (2001). Desegregating sexuality research: Combining cultural and biological perspectives on gender and desire. Annual Review of Sex Research, 12, 33-74. Published, 2001.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2001). Contributions of psychophysiology to research on adult attachment: Review and recommendations. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5, 276-295. Published, 2001.
  • Savin-Williams, R. C. & Diamond, L. M. (2001). Gay and lesbian youth. In P. B. Baltes & N. J. Smelser (Eds.-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (pp. 5892-5895). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. Published, 2001.
  • Tolman, D. L. & Diamond, L. M. (2001). Sexuality and sexual desire. In J. Worell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of gender, Volume 2 (pp. 1005-1021). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Published, 2001.
  • Dubé, E. M., Savin-Williams, R. C., & Diamond, L. M. (2001). Intimacy development, gender, and ethnicity among sexual-minority youths. In A. R. D'Augelli & C. J. Patterson (Eds.), Lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities and youth: Psychological perspectives (pp. 129-152). New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 2001.
  • Savin-Williams, R. C., & Diamond, L. M. (2000). Sexual identity trajectories among sexual-minority youths: Gender comparisons. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 29, 607-627. Published, 2000.
  • Hazan, C., & Diamond, L. M. (2000). The place of attachment in human mating. Review of General Psychology, 4, 186-204. Published, 2000.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2000). Sexual identity, attractions, and behavior among young sexual-minority women over a two-year period. Developmental Psychology, 36, 241-250. Published, 2000.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2000). Passionate friendships among lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 10, 191-209. Published, 2000.
  • Diamond, L. M., & Savin-Williams, R. C. (2000). Explaining diversity in the development of same-sex sexuality among young women. Journal of Social Issues, 56, 297-313. Reprinted in D. C. Kimmel & L. D. Garnets (Eds.) (in press), Psychological perspectives on lesbian, gay, and bisexual experiences (2nd ed.). New York: Columbia University Press. Published, 2000.
  • Diamond, L. M., Savin-Williams, R. C., & Dubé, E. M. (1999). Sex, dating, passionate friendships, and romance: Intimate peer relations among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents. In W. Furman, C. Feiring, & B. B. Brown (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives on adolescent romantic relationships (pp. 175-210). New York: Cambridge University Press. Published, 1999.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1998). Development of sexual orientation among adolescent and young adult women. Developmental Psychology, 34, 1085-1095. Published, 1998.
  • Savin-Williams, R. C., & Diamond, L. M. (1998). Sexual orientation. In W. K. Silverman & T. H. Ollendick, (Eds.), Developmental issues in the clinical treatment of children (pp. 241-258). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Published, 1998.
  • Savin-Williams, R. C., & Diamond, L. M. (1997). Sexual orientation as a developmental context for lesbians, gays, and bisexuals: Biological perspectives. In N.L. Segal, G.E. Weisfeld, & C.C. Weisfeld, (Eds.), Uniting psychology and biology: Integrative perspectives on human development (pp. 217-238). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press. Published, 1997.

Research Statement

My research focuses on two distinct but related areas -- the nature and development of affectional bonds and the nature and development of same-sex sexuality. The common thread uniting these lines of research is my interest in the psychological and biobehavioral processes underlying intimate relationships and their influence on emotional experience and functioning over the life course. My primary research questions are as follows: (1) what are the basic psychological and biobehavioral processes underlying the formation and functioning of affectional bonds; (2) how are these processes related to sexual desire and sexual orientation; (3) what are the implications of affectional bonding for mental and physical well-being at different stages of life? In addressing these questions, I use a diverse range of research methods, including in-depth qualitative interviews, controlled social-psychophysiological experiments, and assessment of naturalistic interpersonal behavior.

Presentations

  • Why “born that way” arguments fail to advance LGBT equality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental and Social Psychology, Toronto, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/19/2019.
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  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2019). Who counts as sexually fluid? Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October 2019). Who counts as sexually fluid? Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Diamond, L. M. (June, 2019). Getting what you want: Different types of sex have different benefits for heterosexual and sexual-minority women. Keynote address at the Positive Action in Relationships Conference, Carleton University, Ottowa, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2019.
  • Diamond, L.M. (October, 2018). Variability in sexual attractions -- Day to day, gender to gender – what does it mean for identity, relationships, and well-being? Invited address at the SESP Preconference on Attraction and Relationships, Seattle, WA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2018). Sexual fluidity, “born that way,” and the interface between LGBT psychology and politics. Dept. of Psychology, University of California, San Diego. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Diamond, L.M. (October, 2018). Bisexuality and sexual fluidity: Implications for research and practice. Address at the New York State Psychological Association’s LGBT Interest Group, New York, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Diamond, L.M. (September, 2018). Sexual fluidity, “born that way,” and the interface between LGBT psychology and politics. Dept. of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2018.
  • Diamond, L. M. (July 2018). Female sexual fluidity. Nonexclusive Sexualities Symposium, Roehampton, England. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2018.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2018). New perspectives on change in sexuality over the life course. Annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral Analysis International, San Diego, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2018.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2018). Dynamic change in sexuality. Annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2018.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2018). Sexual fluidity: Results from a 20-year longitudinal study. Annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, San Diego, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2018.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2017). Same-sex sexuality and sexual fluidity. Annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society, Philadelphia, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2017). New understandings of sexual orientation and sexual fluidity: Implications for advocacy. American College in Greece, Athens, Greece. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2017). Complexity and fluidity in gender and sexuality over the lifespan. Annual meeting of the National Association of Social Workers, Georgia chapter: Atlanta, GA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2017). Sexual fluidity in women and men. Annual meeting of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, New York, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2017). The trouble with “born that way” – The role of science in debates about LGBT rights. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2017). Working with sexual and gender diversity: Clinical implications of current research. Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2017). Sexual orientation, sexual fluidity, and the trouble with “born that way. Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2017). The new thinking on sexual orientation. Annual meeting of the California Association for Behavioral Analysis, Anaheim, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (January, 2017). Sexual orientation, sexual fluidity, and the trouble with “born that way.” University of Western Ontario, London, OT, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (January, 2017). Sexual fluidity, sexual choice, and sexual autonomy: New directions for sexual health. The American Association of Sexuality Counselors, Educators, and Therapists. Washington University, St. Louis. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Diamond, L. M. (June, 2016). Taking context seriously in the lifespan development of sexuality and sexual orientation. Annual meeting of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Seattle, WA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2016). Change in same-sex and other-sex sexuality from adolescence to young adulthood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2016). Psychological research on sexual minorities: Rethinking the population. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2016). Gender and sexual fluidity. Annual meeting of APA Division 39 (Women, Gender, & Psychoanalysis), Atlanta, GA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2015). Where does sexual orientation reside? A critical moment: Sex/gender at the intersection of culture, brain, and behavior. Conference held at UCLA by the Foundation for Psychocultural Research, Los Angeles, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Diamond, L. M. (August, 2015). Sexual fluidity and its social and scientific implications. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2015.
  • Diamond, L.M. (July 2015). Sexual fluidity in women and men: What is the relevant time scale? Minot Conference on the Puzzle of Sexual Orientation, Lethbridge, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2015.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2015). The new thinking on sexual orientation. Annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2015.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2015). Female sexual development. Annual Conferences of Agencies and Organizations Serving Troubled Youth, Snowbird, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2015.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2015). Sexual fluidity in women and men: What is the relevant time scale? Diversity, Plasticity, and the Science of Sexualiity: Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science. Boston, MA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2015). The use of research on sexual orientation in legal debates over same-sex marriage: A critique and reappraisal. The Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Diamond, L. M. (December, 2014). Just how different are male and female sexual orientation? Department of Psychology, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2014.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2014). The new thinking on sexual orientation and its expression over the life course. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2014). The psychology of love. Young President’s Association, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2014.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2014). Sexual fluidity: Implications for working with troubled youth. Annual Conferences of Agencies and Organizations Serving Troubled Youth, Snowbird, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2014.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2014). The social and political implications of sexual fluidity. Idaho State University Gender and Sexuality Conference, Pocatello, ID. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2014.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2014). I was wrong! Men are pretty darn sexually fluid, too. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Preconference on Sexuality, Austin, TX. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Diamond, L.M. (January, 2014). The new thinking on sexual orientation: What do clinicians need to know? LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists’ Guild, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2014.
  • Diamond, L. M. (January, 2014). Sexual fluidity: prevalence and implications. Changing Sex/Changing Sexuality: Reimagining the Mutability of Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in Science and Law. S. J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2014.
  • Diamond, L. M., Dickenson, J., & Blair, K. (November, 2013). Convergence and divergence among different measures of same-sex and other-sex sexuality in gay/lesbian/bisexual-identified and heterosexual-identified men and women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (November, 2013). The emerging science of sexuality in relationships. University of Victoria at Wellington Interdisciplinary Conference on the Science of Intimate Relationships, Wellington, New Zealand. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (November, 2013). What is psychophysiology good for in the study of intimate relationships? University of Victoria at Wellington Interdisciplinary Conference on the Science of Intimate Relationships, Wellington, New Zealand. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2013). Just how different are female and male sexual orientation? Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2013). Trickiness in transgender. Grand Rounds, Primary Children’s Behavioral Health Services, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (September, 2013). LGBT Health in Salt Lake City. Utah Pride Center’s Q-Health Initiative, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (September, 2013). Health implications of satisfying sexual activity among lesbian and bisexual women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Denver, CO. Poster, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (August, 2013). New directions in research on same-sex sexuality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (August, 2013). Teaching about sexuality and sexual orientation. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (June, 2013). Surprising links between estrogen and same-sex sexual motivation in heterosexual women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2013.
  • Diamond, L.M. (June, 2013). The desire disorder in research on female sexual orientation. Annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2013). Rethinking differences between same-sex and other-sex couples: Gender, emotion regulation, and interpersonal processes. Department of Psychology, California State University, San Bernadino, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2013). Mind-body perspectives on differences between same-sex and other-sex couples: Gender, emotion regulation, and interpersonal processes. Annual meeting of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research, Park City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Diamond, L.M. (April, 2013). The desire disorder in research on female sexual orientation. Contributions of dynamical systems theory. Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2013). The next generation of LGBT youth: What we know and what we need to learn. Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Diamond, L.M. (April, 2013). Sexual fluidity and its legal and policy implications for sexual minorities. The Williams Institute, University of California at Los Angeles. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2013). Just how different are female and male sexual orientation? And why does it matter? Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2013). Just how different are female and male sexual orientation? Department of Psychology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2013). Emerging perspectives on female sexual desire and orientation: Implications for health and well-being. University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2013). What’s so healthy about sex? Program for Health, Society, and Policy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M., & Bonner, S. (February, 2013). Individual differences in autonomic nervous system functioning moderate associations between family environment and adolescent sexual activity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2013). The (hidden?) dynamics of female sexual desire and orientation. School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2013.
  • Diamond, L. M. (September, 2012). Sexuality, diversity, faith, and nature. Invited address at the 2012 conference of Secular Humanism, Inquiry and Freethought (SHIFT), Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (June, 2012). Sexual fluidity and dynamical systems. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Honolulu, Hawaii. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. and Dickenson, J. (May 2012). Day-to-day variability in same-sex and other-sex attractions: Associations with daily estrogen and testosterone levels. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April 2012). What is healthy bisexual identity development? Annual Bisexual Empowerment Conference, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April 2012). Implications of sexual identity development for eating disorders and body image. The Emily Program, Minneapolis, MN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April 2012). Empowerment through community. Keynote address, Annual Bisexual Empowerment Conference, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April 2012). New perspectives on female sexual desire and orientation. Minnesota Psychological Association and the Annual Educational Conference and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 04/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March 2012). Biobehavioral dynamics in same-sex and other-sex couples:Implications for mental and physical health. Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (January, 2012). Different is good: Re-examining the distinctive features of same-sex couples. Personal Relationships Pre-Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. and Dickenson, J. (January 2012). Differential associations among daily estrogen, testosterone, and sexual desire among lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (January 2012). Different is good: Re-examining the distinctive features of same-sex couples. Personal Relationships Pre-Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Diamond, L. M. (December, 2011). The (hidden?) dynamics of female sexual desire and orientation. Department of Psychology, University of Virginia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. (November, 2011). Sexual fluidity and female sexuality. National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M.and Huebner, D. M. (September, 2011). Gender nonconformity in childhood. Invited address at Biological Basis of Children’s Health: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality, sponsored by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. (August, 2011). Can love make you gay? Current and future research on same-sex love and desire. Plenary address, annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. (July 2011). Biology, body, and meaning in sex research. Annual meeting at the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Salt Lake City. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2011). The (hidden?) dynamics of female sexual desire and orientation. Department of Psychology, California State University at Fullerton. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2011). Who fares worst in single-parent homes? The role of individual differences in adolescent autonomic reactivity. Department of Psychology, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2011). Sexual fluidity and the epistomology of desire. Department of Psychology, Northwestern University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2011). How do I love thee? Emerging perspectives on female sexual desire and orientation. Department of Psychology, Princeton University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Diamond, L. M. and Dickenson, J. (January, 2011). Differential associations among daily estrogen, testosterone, and sexual desire among lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2011.
  • Diamond, L.M. (January 2011). Where’s the sex in relationship research? Where are the relationships in sex research? Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2011.
  • Diamond, L.M. (November 2010). The (hidden?) dynamics of female sexual desire and orientation. Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Diamond, L.M. (November 2010). Toward greater integration of sex research with relationship research: Do we have the right teams, methods, and questions? Plenary address, annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Las Vegas, NV. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April 2010). New perspectives on female sexual fluidity. Keynote address for annual conference on GLBT Studies, Institute of Women’s Studies and Services, Metropolitan State College of Denver. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (July, 2010). More than one gender: Reconsidering intersectionality through the lens of transgender experience. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Prague, Czech Republic. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L.M. (May 2010). Is female sexual orientation a dynamical system? Minot Conference on Sex Differences, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity, Lethbridge, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April 2010). Women’s desire and arousal: Complexities and new directions. Invited address at the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Western Region, Palm Springs, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L.M. (April 2010). How do I love thee? Emerging perspectives on women’s same-sex sexuality over the life course. University of California at San Francisco. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March 2010). How do I love thee? Emerging biobehavioral perspectives on sex love, and relationships over the life course. Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March 2010). Sexual fluidity: New perspectives on female sexuality. Women’s Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L.M. (March, 2010). New perspectives on female sexual fluidity. Alliant International University, Los Angeles. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February 2010). Sexual fluidity: New perspectives on female sexuality. Keynote address at Idaho State University Annual Conference, The Art of Gender in Everyday Life. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2010). Childhood gender nonconformity: Parental attitudes and control. Annual Conference of the Tanner Foundation, Controlling sexuality through violence, shame, and cultural oppression: Implications for Human Rights. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (January, 2010). Who’s regulating who? And what? And when? Biobehavioral processes of emotion regulation in adolescent and adult attachment relationships. Emotion Preconference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L.M. (July 2010). Where’s the sex in relationship research? Where are the relationships in sex research? Keynote address, Biennial meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research, Herzliya, Israel. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Diamond, L. M. (November, 2009). Diverse biobehavioral mechanisms underlying sexual and romantic relationships. Mini-conference of the International Association of Relationship Research, Lawrence, KS. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2009). Dynamic variability in same-sex sexuality: Social and biological influences. Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2009). Romantic relationship experiences, emotion regulation, and individual differences in parasympathetic nervous system functioning. Invited Conference on Romantic relationships in Emerging Adulthood, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2009). Female sexual fluidity: Evidence from a 13-year longitudinal study. Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (September, 2009). Sexual fluidity and the misuse of scientific research on sexuality. Annual Conference of Affirmations: Gay and Lesbian Mormons, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (June, 2009). Emerging perspectives on the development of female same-sex sexuality. European Association for Research on Adolescence/Society for Research on Adolescence (EARA/SRA) Summer School for Advanced Graduate Students in Adolescent Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (June, 2009). One, both, neither: Revisiting the “integration” of multiple identities. National Sexuality Research Center Summer Training Institute on Race, Gender, and Sexuality. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (July, 2009). Development in context: Dynamical systems theory and sexual selfhood over the lifespan. National Sexuality Research Center Summer Training Institute on Race, Gender, and Sexuality. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (July, 2009). Female sexual fluidity: Evidence from a 13-year longitudinal study. Department of Health Sciences, University of California at San Francisco. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2009). Dynamic variability in same-sex sexuality: Social and biological influences. Institute of Personality and Social Research, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2009). Dynamic variability in same-sex sexuality: Social and biological influences. Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2008). Individual differences in early adolescent romantic involvement. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2008). Women’s sexual fluidity: Evidence from a 13-year longitudinal study. Department of Women’s Studies, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2008). A dynamical systems approach to same-sex sexuality. Invited address at the fourth annual conference on Gender and Development, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2008). Implications of attachment for affect, behavior, physiology, and well-being over the life course. Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2008). How do I love thee? Rethinking the nature and development of same-sex love and desire. Department of Psychology, University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2008). Biosocial perspectives on attachment over the life course: What’s healthy about love? Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (August, 2008). Female sexual fluidity: Evidence from a 12-year longitudinal study. University of Michigan Summer Institute for LGBT Research, Ann Arbor, MI. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (September, 2008). What makes a healthy relationship? Affect, behavior, physiology, and well-being over the life course. Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2008). How do I love thee? Emerging perspectives on women’s same-sex sexuality over the life course. Department of Psychology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Diamond, L. M., Hicks, A. M., and Otter-Henderson, K. (October, 2007). Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system reactivity and regulation among anxiously and avoidantly attached adults. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Savannah, GA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. (January, 2007). A dynamical systems perspective on the links between attachment and sexuality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. (August, 2007). Implications of attachment for affect, behavior, and physiology over the life course. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. (January, 2007). The romantic attachment system in action: Affect, behavior, and physiology. Annual Social Psychology Winter Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2007). What develops in sexual identity development? Surprising findings from a 10-year longitudinal study. Department of Psychology, San Diego State University. San Diego, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2007). The nearness of you: Multiple modes of linkage between couples. Annual meeting of the International Society for Sex Therapy and Research. Atlanta, GA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. (July 2007). Sampling and measurement in research on lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: Practical and theoretical issues. Annual meeting of the Joint Statistical Meetings, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2007.
  • Diamond, L. M. (July, 2006). Is it different when you’re in love? Influences of the attachment system own experiences of sexual desire. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Relationship Research, Crete, Greece. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2006). Effects of adolescents’ sexual storytelling on identity and development. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. and Butterworth, M. (March, 2006). Differences between heterosexual and sexual-minority adolescents’ attitudes toward conflict in their romantic relationships. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (January, 2006). What’s sexual identity good for? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. and Otter-Henderson, K. (January, 2006). HPA functioning and attachment dynamics in couples undergoing physical separation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2006). Teaching gender and development: Theory, pedagogy, and practice. Paper presented at the second annual Gender and Development Conference, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (July, 2006). The end of gender? Transformations in female bisexuality over a 10-year period. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (November, 2006). What's love got to do with it? The development and expression of women's same-sex sexuality over a 10-year period. The Graduate Center, City University of New York. New York, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2006). What's love got to do with it? Rethinking the nature and development of same-sex love and desire. Department of Psychology, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2006). How do I love thee? Attachment, gender, and same-sex sexuality. Invited address at the second annual conference on Gender and Development, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (September, 2006). What's love got to do with it? Rethinking the nature and development of same-sex love and desire. Institute for Children, Youth and Familes, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2005). The future of "lesbian sexuality." Annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. Las Vegas, Nevada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2005). New conceptual and methodological perspectives on emotion coregulation in romantic couples. Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (May, 2005). Rethinking the nature and development of same-sex love and desire: Results from an 8-year longitudinal study. Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2005). How do I love thee? Gender, attachment, and same-sex sexuality from adolescence to adulthood. Department of Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (August, 2005). Love, sex, emotion, cognition: An interdisciplinary perspective on the development of relationships and sexuality over the life course. Invited address at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2005). Does love know no gender? Insights from research on same-sex desire and affection. Annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. Las Vegas, Nevada . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2004). Boundary issues: Sexual-minority and heterosexual youth negotiating sexual feelings and behaviors with friends. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2004). An attachment perspective on sex, love, and sexual orientation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2004). Everything you've ever wanted to know about bisexuality, "phases," and gender differences, but were afraid to ask. Annual meeting of the National Association of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (February, 2004). Rethinking emotion co-regulation in adult attachment relationships. Personal Relationships Pre-Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin TX. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2004). Will the real lesbians please stand up? Diversity in sexual-minority women's desires and relationships over an 8 year period. Conference on Queer Youth, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (March, 2004). Adult attachment and the dyadic regulation of emotion: New conceptual and methodological approaches. Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2004). Female sexual identity development from adolescence to adulthood: Results from a longitudinal study. Psychology Research Colloquium, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (April, 2004). What does sexual orientation orient? An evolutionary perspective on distinctions between love and desire. Annual meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, Washington D.C. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (June 2004). Social-environmental influences on same-sex sexuality. NICHD Network on Psychosexual Differentiation, Chicago, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (June 2004). The development of adolescent sexuality and romantic relationships. NICHD Network on Psychosexual Differentiation, Chicago, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (September, 2004). How do I love thee? Implications of attachment theory for understanding same-sex love and desire. Dynamics of romantic love: Attachment, caregiving, and sex. Davis, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October 2004). Female sexual orientation and its discontents: Result from an 8-year longitudinal study. Gender and Sexuality Colloquium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Diamond, L. M. (November, 2003). Contexts and motives for sexual behavior: Implications for sexual identity development from adolescence to adulthood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (August, 2003). Contexts and motives for sexual behavior: Implications for sexual identity development from adolescence to adulthood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (November, 2003). "I'm straight, but I kissed a girl!" The trouble with media representations of female same-sex sexuality. Paper presented at the Women's Sexualities Conference: Historical, Interdisciplinary, and International Perspectives, sponsored by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Bloomington, ID. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (November, 2003). An attachment perspective on female sexual fluidity. Paper presented at the Women's Sexualities Conference: Historical, Interdisciplinary, and International Perspectives, sponsored by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Bloomington, ID. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2003). The development of “normal” same-sex sexuality from adolescence to adulthood: Results from a longitudinal study. Annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (October, 2003). Female sexual orientation and its discontents: Results from an 8-year longitudinal study. Sexuality Colloquium, University of California at Los Angeles. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2003.
  • Diamond, L. M. (August, 2002). New paradigms for research on sexual-minority and heterosexual youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2002.
  • Diamond, L. M. and Lucas, S. (2002, April). Close relationships and well-being among sexual-minority and heterosexual youths. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2002.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2002, April). Who, when, and why: The relevance of sexual behavior for sexual identity between adolescence and young adulthood. Paper presented at the biennial Conference on Human Development, Charlotte, NC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2002.
  • Diamond, L. M. (June, 2002). Will the real lesbians please stand up? Diversity in sexual-minority women's desires and relationships over time. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Hamburg, Germany. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2002.
  • Diamond, L. M. & Hicks, A. M. (July, 2002). Effects of separation on romantic attachment. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Personal Relationships, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2002.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2002, November). Attachment and emotion regulation: Interpersonal and biological processes, Close Relationships Interest Group, University of California at Los Angeles. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2002.
  • Diamond, L. M. and Lucas, S. (2001, July). Support, commitment, and loss in the friendships and romantic relationships of sexual-minority youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Network on Personal Relationships, Prescott, AZ. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2001.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2001, March). The ethics of sexual orientation research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2001.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2000, August). Sexual-minority women’s friendships and romantic relationships from adolescence to young adulthood: Results from a longitudinal study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2000.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2000, March). Explaining multiple changes in sexual identity: Results from a prospective study of young sexual-minority women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2000.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2000, March). Passion and commitment in the friendships of young sexual-minority women. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2000.
  • Diamond, L. M. (2000, March). Evidence for, and evolutionary explanations of, female sexual fluidity. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2000.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1999, August). Attachment bonds and cardiac reactivity: Comparing same-sex friendships to cross-sex romantic relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 1999.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1999, April). Lesbian, bisexual, and questioning youth. Workshop for school personnel and secondary school students at the Ellis School, Pittsburgh, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 1999.
  • Diamond, L. M., & Savin-Williams, R. C. (1998, October). Critical transitions in the developmental trajectories of sexual-minority women. Paper presented at the Adolescent Health and Sexuality Conference, Tucson, AZ. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 1998.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1998, March). Positive sexual development. Co-chair of special session at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 1998.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1998, March). Female sexual-minority youth: Discontinuities in developmental trajectories. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 1998.
  • Diamond, L. M., & Dubé, E. M. (1998, May). What’s sexual orientation got to do with it? Intimacy and attachment in the relationships of sexual-minority and heterosexual youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Network on Personal Relationships, Norman, OK. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 1998.
  • Dubé, E. M., & Diamond, L. M. (1998, June). The effects of relationship partner’s gender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships, Sarasota Springs, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 1998.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1998, October). Understanding sexual identity among young women. Understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths: A workshop for school personnel and mental health professionals, University Park, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 1998.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1997, August). Sexual questioning and young women’s development. Paper presented at the 1997 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 1997.
  • Savin-Williams, R. C., Diamond, L. M., & Dubé, E. M. (1997, April). Intimate peer relations among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents: Sex, dating, passionate friendships, and romance. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Washington, D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 1997.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1997, June). The role of affiliative intimacy in the sexual questioning of young lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Network on Personal Relationships, Oxford, OH. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 1997.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1997, May). Passionate friendships during adolescence. Department of Women's Studies, Elmira College, Elmira, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 1997.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1997, March). Passionate friendships among young lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women. Annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Pittsburgh, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 1997.
  • Diamond, L. M. (1996, June). Sexual and emotional fluidity among young lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 1996.