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Peter S. Theodore PhD Receives Prestigious Grant in Support of LGBT Related Research

Dr. Peter Theodore was awarded one of two 2010 Wayne F. Placek Grants funded by APA’s American Psychological Foundation. Placek Grants are awarded annually to support LGBT-related research. This specific grant will support Dr. Theodore’s research addressing efforts to better understand and reduce anti-LGBT bullying in school systems. The research study is a collaborative effort between Dr. Theodore, Robert-Jay Green, PhD, executive director of Alliant's Rockway Institute and Judy Chiasson, PhD an administer from the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD). The objective is to evaluate the impact of a new LGBT curriculum taught within LAUSD’s health science classes on high school student’s attitudes, knowledge about and behaviors towards those who self-identify and/or are perceived by others as LGBT.