Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jim McKnight, PhD Biography

Title:
Chair of Psychology Department at the University of Western Sydney
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he variability of sexual behaviour has always been seen as intuitive evidence for a constructivist view of sexuality but it may be argued that it reflects evolution just as well.”

Straight Science? Homosexuality, Evolution and Adaptation, 1997

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chair of Psychology Department, University of Western Sydney
  • Registered Psychologist, New South Wales Psychologists Registration Board
  • Member, Human Evolution and Behaviour Society
  • Editor, Sexuality, Evolution and Gender
  • Order of Australia Medal for Services to Education and Welfare, 1999
Education:
  • PhD, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • MA, University of Sydney, Australia
  • BA, University of New South Wales, Australia
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What is the Difference between Sexual Orientation and Sexual Preference?