Last updated on: 10/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Warren Throckmorton, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Psychology at Grove City College
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“There are many psychologists and scientists who have theories about why some people feel affection and sexual attraction for their own sex. However, many of the theories are contradictory and the truth is, it is very hard to be sure why any given person feels same sex attraction…. Science or psychology has not proven any of these theories completely true or completely false. No gay gene has been discovered nor are there certain kinds of families that are always responsible for same sex attractions. For different people with same sex attraction, there may be some truth in each of these theories.”

“I Think I’m Gay” www.drthrockmorton.com (accessed Oct. 10, 2008)

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:
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Grove City College
  • Chair, Ethics Committee, American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Member, Magellan Behavioral Healthcare’s National Provider Advisory Board
  • Former Principle Investigator, Factor analytic study of the Index of
  • Homophobia, Grove City College, 1998-2003
  • Former Consultant, US Navy Bureau of Personnel, May 1995 – June 2002
  • Former Principle Investigator, Pre-therapy change research project, Grove City College, 1998 – 2001
  • Recipient, George E. Hill Distinguished Alumni Award, 1998
  • Former President, American Mental Health Counselors Association, 1996-1998
  • Former Member, American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), Mediation Team. Organizational Mediation with American Counseling Association, Jan. – Mar. 1996
  • Recipient, Donald A. Green Memorial Award, Outstanding Graduate Student,
  • Counselor Education Program, Ohio University, May 1992
  • Recipient, Professional Service Award, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Mar. 1992
Education:
  • PhD, Counselor Education, Ohio University
  • MA, Central Michigan University
  • BA, Cedarville College
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Reparative or Conversion Therapy?