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