Last updated on: 2/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Paul Vasey, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Why individuals in some animal species exhibit same-sex sexual partner preference remains the object of debate… Understanding why same-sex sexual partner preference evolves in some species may involve abandoning a strictly functional perspective and, instead, approaching the issue from the perspective of each species’ unique evolutionary history”

“Same-Sex Sexual Partner Preference in Hormonally and Neurologically Unmanipulated Animals,” Annual Review of Sex Research, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Associate Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Education:
  • PhD, University of Montreal
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is It Relevant to Look at the Animal Kingdom to Determine if Human Same-Sex Behavior is "Natural"?