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

Trayce L. Hansen Biography

Title:
Psychologist and cultural commentator
Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“All of the aforementioned research studies from four different countries, each utilizing large, countrywide samples, reveal that homosexual behavior is not genetically determined. Rather, the data find that human sexuality is malleable, and environmental experiences and influences can and do shape its expression. Moreover, these findings are supported by decades of anthropological and sociological evidence that reveal that rates of homosexual behavior fluctuate – sometimes greatly – with changes in the social, cultural, and legal climate. The more an environment affirms or encourages same-sex sexuality – whether an urban center or a university campus – the more homosexuality there will be in that setting.”

“Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Will Increase Prevalence of Homosexuality: Research Provides Significant Evidence,” drtraycehansen.com (accessed June 12, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • California Licensed Psychologist, Private Clinical and Forensic Practice
  • Cultural commentator on issues related to male-female differences, same-sex marriage, traditional marriage, homosexuality, parenting, feminism, rape, and child molestation
  • Member, Psychiatric Centers at San Diego (PCSD), 2008-present
  • Guest, The Mancow Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and USA Radio Network
Education:
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, 1997
  • BA, Behavioral Science, National University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Children Who Are Raised by Gay Parents More Likely to Be Gay Themselves?