Andrew Mattison

Psychologist, Deceased Person

1948 – 2005

71 Views

Who was Andrew Mattison?

Andrew Michael Mattison was a medical psychologist and researcher. He performed influential research in both clinical and social aspects of sexology, as well as drug use. He spent the majority of his career as a professor, practicing psychotherapist, and research scientist at the University of California, San Diego.

Mattison received his Ph.D. from United States International University in 1975, with the dissertation Onset of Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic Males. His best-known book was The Male Couple: How Relationships Develop, coauthored with his partner David McWhirter. The book argued that gay male relationships have particular tendencies distinct from other categories of sexual relationships, an innovative thesis that encouraged the growth of a new field, homosexuality studies. However, the book was also used by anti-gay marriage activists in legal arguments, because it does not use heterosexuality as a model for understanding homosexuality.

Mattison later began studying the use of party drugs by gay men, a controversial subject, which eventually led to a more thorough investigation of drug use in general.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Aug 5, 1948
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Dec 29, 2005

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Andrew Mattison." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 24 Jan. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/andrew_mattison>.

Discuss this Andrew Mattison biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net