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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
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?