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Lisa M. Diamond, PhD Biography

Associate Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Utah
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“[T]hough women – like men – appear to be born with distinct sexual orientations, these orientations do not provide the last word on their sexual attractions and experiences. Instead, women of all orientations may experience variation in their erotic and affectional feelings as they encounter different situations, relationships, and life stages.”

Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, University of Utah, 2005-present
  • Editor, Rethinking Positive Adolescent Female Sexual Development
  • Consulting Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, International Journal of Sexual Health, and Journal of Counseling Psychology
  • Recipient, Independent Publishers Book Award, 2008
  • Former Program Chair, International Association for Relationship Research, 2006-2008
  • Recipient, Ira and Harriet Reiss Award for the Best Theoretical Article on Human Sexuality, 2007
  • Recipient, Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Div. 44 of the American Psychological Association, 2006
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, University of Utah, 1999-2005
  • Recipient, Boyd McCandless Award for Distinguished Contribution to Developmental Psychology, Division 7 of the American Psychological Association, 2004
  • Recipient, Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars, American Association of University Women, 2004
  • PhD, Human Development, Cornell University, 1999
  • MA, Human Development, Cornell University, 1996
  • BA, Psychology, University of Chicago, 1993
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Same-Sex Attraction a Passing Phase Some Young People Go Through?