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Vernon L. Quinsey, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Head of the Department of Psychology at Queen's University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“The determinants of sexual interest, in the sense of preferences for the same or opposite sex … appear to be caused by the neural organizational effects of the intrauterine hormonal events.”

“Etiology of Anomalous Sexual Preference in Men,” 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Head of Psychology Department, Queen’s University
  • Fellow, member, or associate of nine professional organizations, including the International Academy of Sex Research, Canadian Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Served on editorial board of 15 publications, including Annals of Sex Research and International Journal of Forensic Psychology
  • Career Contribution Award, Canadian Psychological Association, 2005
  • Ontario Mental Health Foundation Senior Research Fellowship, 1997-2003
  • Gray Lecturer, Canadian Psychiatric Association, 1994
  • Significant Achievement Award, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, 1994
Education:
  • PhD, Biopsychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1970
  • MA, Biopsychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1969
Other:
  • None found