Last updated on: 6/15/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Paul D. Cameron, PhD Biography

Title:
Chairman of the Family Research Institute
Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Perhaps those who commit adultery, molest children or practice homosexuality are ‘born with’ unusual biological influences. But there is no hard evidence of this. In fact, it appears that participation in these activities, like drug abuse or any other chosen behavior, is a combination of will and opportunity.”

“Born What Way?,” www.FamilyResearchInst.org, Feb. 2009

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:
  • Chairman, Family Research Institute
  • Publisher, Family Research Report
  • Chief witness, Virginia Anti-Gay Adoption Bill, 2005
  • Founder, Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality, 1980-1987
  • Professor, University of Nebraska, 1979-1980
  • Professor, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1976-1979
  • Professor, University of Louisville, 1970-1973
Education:
  • PhD, University of Colorado, 1966
  • MA, California State University, 1962
  • BA, Los Angeles Pacific College, 1961
Other:
  • Formally disassociated by the Canadian Psychological Association in 1996
  • Condemned by the American Sociology Association in 1985 as “consistently misinterpreted and misrepresented sociological research on sexuality, homosexuality, and lesbianism.”
  • Expelled as a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1983 due to the APA finding Cameron in “violation of the Preamble to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists”; Cameron states that he had previously resigned from the APA in 1982
Quoted in:
  1. Are Children Who Are Raised by Gay Parents More Likely to Be Gay Themselves?