Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

2013


Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J. (2013).Coparenting among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples: Associations with adopted children’s outcomes. Child Development.

Patterson, C. J. (2013). Sexual Orientation and Family Lives. In G. W. Peterson and K. R. Bush (Eds.), The Handbook of Marriage and the Family. New York: Springer.

Farr, R.H., Patterson, C.J. (2013). Lesbian and gay adoptive parents and their children. In A. E. Goldberg & K. R. Allen (Eds.), LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice. New York: Springer.

Lick, D. J., Patterson, C. J., & Schmidt, K. M. (2013).Recalled social experiences and current psychological adjustment among adults reared by lesbian and gay parents. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 9, 230 - 253.

2012


Tornello, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2012).Gay fathers in mixed-orientation relationships: Experiences of those who stay in their marriages and those who leave. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 8, 85 – 98.

Lick, D. J., Tornello, S. L., Riskind, R. G., Schmidt. K. M., & Patterson, C. J. (2012). Social climate for sexual minorities predicts well-being among heterosexual offspring of lesbian and gay parents. Sexuality research and social policy, 9, 99 - 112.

2011


Lick, D. J., Schmidt, K. M., & Patterson, C. J. (2011).The Rainbow Families Scale (RFS): A measure of experiences among individuals with lesbian and gay parents. Journal of Applied Measurement, 12 (3), 222 - 241.

Tornello, S. L., Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J. (2011). Predictors of parenting stress among gay fathers. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 591 – 600.

Patterson, C.J. & Farr, R.H. (2011).Coparenting among lesbian and gay couples. In J. McHale & K. Lindahl (Eds.), Coparenting: A Conceptual and Clinical Examination of Family Systems. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Patterson, C.J. & Riskind, R.G. (2011).Adolescents with lesbian or gay parents. In M. Fisher, E. Alderman, R. Kreipe, & W. Rosenfeld (Eds.), Textbook of adolescent health care. Chicago: American Academy of Pediatrics.

2010


Patterson, C. J. & Riskind, R. G. (2010). To be a parent: Issues in family formation among gay and lesbian adults. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 6, 326 - 340.

Patterson, C. J. & Tornello, S. L. (2010). Gay fathers' pathways to parenthood: International perspectives. Zeitschrift fur Familienforschung (Journal of Family Psychology), Sonderheft, 5, 103 - 116.

Farr, R. H., Forssell, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2010). Parenting and child development in adoptive families: Does parental sexual orientation matter? Applied Developmental Science, 10, 164 - 178.

Farr, R. H., Forssell, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2010). Lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents: Couple and relationship issues. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 6, 199 - 213.

Riskind, R. G., & Patterson, C. J. (2010). Parenting intentions and desires among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual individuals. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 78 - 81.

2009


Patterson, C. J. (2009). Children of lesbian and gay parents: Psychology, law, and policy. American Psychologist, 64, 727 - 736.

Farr, R. H. & Patterson, C. J. (2009). Transracial adoption by lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples: Who completes transracial adoptions, and with what results? Adoption Quarterly, 12, 187 - 204.

Patterson, C. J. (2009). Lesbian and gay parents and their children: A social science perspective. In D. A. Hope (Ed.), Contemporary Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities: The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Volume 54 (pages 141 - 182). New York: Springer.

2008


Telingator, C., & Patterson, C. J. (2008). Children and adolescents of lesbian and gay parents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Fulcher, M., Sutfin, E. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2008). Individual differences in gender development: Associations with parental sexual orientation, attitudes, and division of labor. Sex Roles, 58, 330 - 341.

Sutfin, E. L., Fulcher, M., Bowles, R. P., & Patterson, C. J. (2008). How lesbian and heterosexual parents convey attitudes about gender to their children: The role of gendered environments. Sex Roles, 58, 501 - 513.

Wainright, J. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2008). Peer relations among adolescents with female same-sex parents. Developmental Psychology, 44, 117 - 126.

Patterson, C. J. (2008). Sexual Orientation Across the Lifespan: Introduction to the Special Section. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1 - 4.

2007


Tasker, F., and Patterson, C. J. (2007). Research on gay and lesbian parenting: Retrospect and prospect. Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Family Issues, 3, 9 - 34.

Patterson, C. J. (2007). Lesbian and gay family issues in the context of changing legal and social policy environments. In K. J. Bieschke, R. M. Perez & K. A. DeBord & (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clients (2 Edition). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

2006


Patterson, C. J. (2006). Children of lesbian and gay parents. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 241 - 244.

Wainright, J. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2006). Delinquency, victimization, and substance use among adolescents with female same-sex parents. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 526 - 530.

2005


Patterson, C. J. (2005). Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children: Summary of Research Findings. In Lesbian and Gay Parenting: A Resource for Psychologists (2 Edition). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Fulcher, M., Sutfin, E. L., Chan, R. W., Scheib, J. E., and Patterson, C.. J. (2005). Lesbian mothers and their children: Findings from the Contemporary Families Study. In A. Omoto & H. Kurtzman (Eds.), Recent Research on Sexual Orientation, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (pp. 281 - 299). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

2004


Wainright, J. L., Russell, S. T., & Patterson, C. J. (2004). Psychosocial adjustment and school outcomes of adolescents with same-sex parents. Child Development, 75, 1886 - 1898.

Patterson, C. J., Sutfin, E. L., and Fulcher, M. (2004). Division of labor among lesbian and heterosexual parenting couples: Correlates of specialized versus shared patterns. Journal of Adult Development, 11, 179 - 189.

Patterson, C. J. (2004). What difference does a civil union make? Changing public policies and the experiences of same-sex couples: Commentary on Solomon, Rothblum and Balsam (2004). Journal of Family Psychology, 18, 287 - 289.

Patterson, C. J. (2004). Gay fathers. In M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The role of the father in child development (4 Edition) (pp. 397 - 416). New York: Wiley.

2002


Brodzinsky, D. M., Patterson, C. J., & Vaziri, M. (2002). Adoption agency perspectives on lesbian and gay prospective parents: A national study. Adoption Quarterly, 5, 5 - 23.

Patterson, C. J., Fulcher, M., & Wainright, J. (2002). Children of lesbian and gay parents: Research, law, and policy. In B. L. Bottoms, M. B. Kovera, and B. D. McAuliff (Eds.), Children, Social Science and the Law (pp, 176 - 199). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fulcher, M., Chan, R. W., Raboy, B., & Patterson, C. J. (2002). Contact with grandparents among children conceived via donor insemination by lesbian and heterosexual mothers. Parenting: Science and Practice, 2, 61 - 76.

2001


Bolger, K. E., & Patterson, C. J. (2001). Children’s internalizing problems and perceptions of control as functions of multiple types of maltreatment. Development and Psychopathology, 13, 913 - 940.

Bolger, K. E., & Patterson, C. J. (2001). Developmental pathways from child maltreatment to peer rejection. Child Development, 72, 549 - 568.

Patterson, C. J. (2001). Families of the lesbian baby boom: Maternal mental health and child adjustment. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 4, 91 - 107.

2000


Patterson, C. J., and Friel, L. V. (2000). Sexual orientation and fertility. In G. Bentley & N. Mascie-Taylor (Eds.), Infertility in the modern world: Biosocial perspectives (pp. 238 - 260). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Patterson, C. J. (2000). Sexual orientation and family life: A decade review. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 62, 1052 - 1069.

1998


Patterson, C. J. (1998). Family lives of lesbians and gay men. In A. Bellack & M. Hersen (Eds.), Comprehensive clinical psychology, Volume 9: Applications in diverse populations, N. N. Singh (Volume Ed.) (pp. 253 - 273). Oxford, England: Elsevier.

Bolger, K. E., Patterson, C. J., and Kupersmidt, J. B. (1998). Peer relations and self-esteem among children who have been maltreated. Child Development, 69, 1171 - 1197.

Chan, R. W., Brooks, R. C., Raboy, B., & Patterson, C. J. (1998). Division of labor among lesbian and heterosexual parents: Associations with children's adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 12, 402 - 419.

Chan, R. W., Raboy, B., & Patterson, C. J. (1998). Psychosocial adjustment among children conceived via donor insemination by lesbian and heterosexual mothers. Child Development, 69, 443 - 457.

Patterson, C. J., Hurt, S., & Mason, C. D. (1998). Families of the lesbian baby boom: Children's contacts with grandparents and other adults. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68, 390 - 399.

1997


Patterson, C. J. (1997). Children of lesbian and gay parents. In T. Ollendick & R. Prinz (Eds.), Advances in Clinical Child Psychology, Volume 19 (pp. 235 - 282). New York: Plenum Press.

1996


Patterson, C. J., & Redding, R. (1996). Lesbian and gay families with children: Public policy implications of social science research. Journal of Social Issues, 52, 29 - 50.

Patterson, C. J. (1996). Lesbian mothers and their children: Findings from the Bay Area Families Study. In J. Laird & R. J. Green (Eds.), Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families: A Handbook for Therapists (pp. 420 - 437). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

1995


Bolger, K. E., Patterson, C. J., Thompson, W. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (1995). Psychosocial adjustment among children experiencing persistent and intermittent family economic hardship. Child Development, 66, 1107 - 1129.

Patterson, C. J. (1995). Families of the lesbian baby boom: Parents' division of labor and children's adjustment. Developmental Psychology, 31, 115 - 123.

Patterson, C. J. (1995). Sexual orientation and human development: An overview. Developmental Psychology, 31, 3 - 11.