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Vernon L. Quinsey, PhD Biography

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

“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
  • PhD, Biopsychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1970
  • MA, Biopsychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1969
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