Alfred Kinsey Research Paper

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Dayen Abellanosa
Psychology
1/28/16

Alfred Kinsey Alfred Kinsey was an American Biologist, Journalist, Educator, Zoology, and Sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University that is now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Kindsey published his first book, ‘Sexual Behavior in the Human Male’ in 1948 and another sequel called ‘Sexual Behavior in the Human Female’ in 1953, also best known as the “Kinsey Reports”. Kinsey’s work rapidly changed social and cultural values in the United States, also internationally.
Alfred Charles Kinsey was born in June 23, 1894, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to an engineering professor Alfred Seguine Kinsey and his wife, Sarah (Charles)
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He was able to hire other researches to help him with his research project. In 1941, hired Clyde Martin and in 1943 he also hired Wardell Pomeroy. Martin had a field of degree in economics; he carefully managed the statics analaysis for the team. Other than that Pomeroy was a psychologist newcomer graduated from Indiana University. In 1948, they released a book called Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. The contributed work of the team from different backgrounds made their successful project phenomenom.
After the succesful of the book called Sexual Bavior in the Human Male. In 1947, Kinsey’s team was able to hired another researcher Paul Gebhard a Harvard-trained anthropologist. The Institute for Sex Research is a non-profit corporation with the support of Herman B Wells, president of Indiana University. Dr. Kinsey and his Research team interviewed approximately over 17,000 people between the years 1938-1956. Kinsey became famous around the country after the published of the Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Many well known famouse people made the visit to Bloomington to the
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Kinsey designed was the “Heterosexual/Homosexual Rating Scale” that now is been reprinted in the numbers of publications since its orginal appearance in Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Ever since a subsequent printing of books already published in a wide area in college textbooks on the subject of human sexuality. Kinsey also developed a technique an “Interview Code Sheet”. There are 350 that are need to be asked from the clients and Kensy’s code are the placement answers. These codes are confidentialy unreadable. Dr. Kinsey lectured to a lot of places around the country, many times speaking to very large groups of people with no admission fee, preffered to collect more sex histories in attribute for his lectures. He was especially more interested in getting all the histories from the various ages groups. All the participants who completed the are unidentified in the study. Dr. Kinsey believed that face-to-face interview is very efficient to get honest answers from his participants. According to Wardell Pomeroy, “People were always trying to get information from us about those who they knew had contributed histories... All kinds of requests were made, but the answer was invariably a firm ‘No” (Dr. Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research,1972).
Kinsey book was nicknamed “The Kinsey Reports” from many people upon the volume, Sexual Behavior in the Human male and tremendously became popular. In 1953, five years later after the launch of “The Kinsey Reports”.

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