Recipients of Wayne F. Placek Small Grants

2007 Dr. Eve M. Adams, New Mexico State University. Experiences of Religious People Who Are LGBT Affirmative ($4,615)

Dr. Timothy J. Biblarz, University of Southern California. Sexual Orientation and Social Mobility ($5,000)

Dr. Debra A. Hope, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Social Anxiety in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals ($5,000)

Dr. William A. Jellison, Quinnippiac University. The Effects of Various Types of Gay Community Involvement on the Psychological Well-Being of Gay and Bisexual Men ($4,950)

Dr. Andrea Carnaghi (University of Trieste) & Dr. Anne Maass, (University of Padova). Heterosexuals vs. "Homosexuals" or Heterosexuals vs. "Fags"? How Derogatory Group Labels Addressing Homosexuals May Alter the Self-Perception of Heterosexuals ($4,804)


2006 Dr. Jamie Barden, Howard University. Ambivalence as a Path to Reducing Prejudice Against Gays Within the African American Community ($4,500)

Dr. James M. Graham, Argosy University. Protective Factors and Resilience from Stress in Gay and Lesbian Relationships ($4,999)

Dr. Lori Patton, Iowa State University. From Margin to Center: An Exploratory Study of the Developmental Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities ($5,000)

Dr. Sharon Scales Rostosky, University of Kentucky. Experiences Related to the Debate over Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples ($5,000)

Dr. Meifan Wei, Iowa State University. An Online Support Group Intervention for Asian American Lesbians ($5,000)

Dr. James L. Werth, Jr., University of Akron. End-of-Life Issues for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals ($5,000)



Placek Awards 2006 Retrospective. In 2005, the American Psychological Foundation celebrated the Placek Awards program by publishing a retrospective report on the projects and investigators funded in the program's first decade. Download the retrospective report.


2005 No applications were funded.


2004 Dr. Jessica Fields, San Francisco State University. Peer Sexuality Education and Same-Sex Attracted and Queer Youth ($4,996)

Dr. Thomas M. Lampinen, University of British Columbia. A Prospective Cohort Study of Queer Bashing in Vancouver, British Columbia ($4,300)

Dr. Sharon Scales Rostosky, University of Kentucky. Interracial Same-sex Couples: Negotiating the Role of Race in Relationships ($1,600)

Dr. Esther D. Rothblum, University of Vermont. Three-year Follow-up of Lesbian and Gay Male Couples in Civil Unions, Their Same-sex Friends Without Civil Unions, and Married Heterosexual Siblings ($5,000)

Dr. Leo Wilton, Binghamton University. Aging, Sociocultural Factors, and Mental Health in Black Gay Men and Lesbians ($5,000)


2003 Dr. Ed De St. Aubin, Marquette University. Lesbian Lives: The Effect of Sociohistorical Context on the Self ($5,000)


2002 Dr. Brian D. Carpenter, Washington University. Family Dynamics Among In-Laws: Integration, Expectations, and Well-being ($899)

Dr. Ramona Faith Oswald, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Korean American Lesbians in the Context of Immigrant Families ($4399)

Dr. Nella Van Dyke, Ohio State University. Factors Influencing the Impact of the Gay and Lesbian Movement on American Culture, 1950-2000 ($5000)


2001 Dr. Kory Floyd, Arizona State University. Affectionate Communication Between Fathers and Their Adult Sons: Effects of Sons' Sexual Orientations ($5,000)

Drs. Monika E. Kolodziej and Roger D. Weiss, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA. Alcohol Use and Conflict Resolution Strategies Among Lesbian Couples ($5,000)

Dr. Stephen C. Wright, University of California, Santa Cruz. "Contradictory Identity": A Further Examination of Gay Republican Identity ($4,650)


2000 Dr. J. Michael Bailey, Northwestern University. Sexual Arousal: Is Female Sexual Arousal Target Specific? ($5,000)

Dr. Lisa M. Diamond, University of Utah. Effects of Relationship Participation and Relationship Loss on the Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Adolescents ($5,000)

Dr. Diane L. Gill, University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Increasing Understanding and Promoting Inclusive Professional Practice in Exercise and Sport and Sport Science ($5,000)

Dr. William Norris, Oberlin College. Negotiating Collective Action Among Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgendered People in Three Cities ($1,000)


1999 Dr. Curtis D. Hardin, University of California, Los Angeles. Social Relationships and the Maintenance of a Positive Gay Identity ($5,000)

Dr. Kelly L. Hazel, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Alaskan Gay Rights Advocacy Study ($645.50)

Dr. Michelle Hebl, Rice University. To Acknowledge or Not To Acknowledge: Dilemma in the Workplace ($ 5,000)

Drs. Ronald E. Hellman and Lori K. Sudderth, South Beach Psychiatric Center, Brooklyn, NY. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Persons with Chronic Mental Illness ($5,000)

Drs. Brandon Hunt and Connie Matthews, Pennsylvania State University. The Life Experiences of Lesbians With Disabilities ($2,688)

Drs. Robin J. Lewis and Valerian J. Derlega, Old Dominion University. Stressors for Gay Men, Lesbians, and Bisexuals: Minority Stress, Life Events, Daily Hassles, and Psychological Well-Being ($5,000)

Drs. Verta Taylor, Ohio State University; and Joshua Gamson, Yale University. Drag Performances and Social Protest ($5,000)

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