Alfred Kinsey biography

Alfred Kinsey

Biologist, Academic

1894 – 1956

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Who was Alfred Kinsey?

Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is best known for writing Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, also known as the Kinsey Reports, as well as the Kinsey scale. Kinsey's research on human sexuality, foundational to the field of sexology, provoked controversy in the 1940s and 1950s. His work has influenced social and cultural values in the United States, as well as internationally.

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Born
Jun 23, 1894
Hoboken
Also known as
  • 阿尔弗雷德·金赛
  • Кинси, Альфред
Spouses
Religion
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Bowdoin College
Employment
  • Indiana University
Lived in
  • United States of America
  • Hoboken
Died
Aug 25, 1956
Bloomington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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