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Gentlemen’s Disagreement – Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men - Chicago Scholarship Online
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Gentlemen’s Disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men

Peter Hegarty


What is the relationship between intelligence and sex? In recent decades, studies of the controversial histories of both intelligence testing and human sexuality in the United States have been increasingly common—and hotly debated—but rarely have the intersections of these histories been examined. This book enters this historical dispute by recalling the debate between Lewis Terman—the intellect who championed the testing of intelligence—and pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, and shows how intelligence and sexuality have interacted in American psychology. Through a discussion of intellec ... More

Keywords: intelligence and sex, intelligence testing, human sexuality, Lewis Terman, sex researcher, Alfred Kinsey, american psychology, foucault, sexology, religious ascetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226024448
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226024615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Hegarty, author