7 edition of The Nature and causes of homosexuality found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographies and index.
|Statement||compiled and edited by Noretta Koertge.|
|Series||Journal of homosexuality ;, v. 6, no. 4, Research on homosexuality ;, v. 3|
|LC Classifications||HQ76.3.U5 N37|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||100 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||100|
|LC Control Number||81006960|
A reader asks author and sex writer Jesse Bering: To what extent do you feel homosexuality is nature or nurture? Sexual Orientation More Evidence Regarding the Causes of Homosexuality "Genetically determined" and "choice" are not the only two options. Posted
Go to Chapter One Section • Go to Book World's Review. Queer Science The Use and Abuse of Research into Homosexuality and the development of ideas about the nature and causes of. To Western science, homosexuality (both animal and human) is an anomaly, an unexpected behavior that above all requires some sort of “explanation” or “cause” or “rationale.” In contrast, to many indigenous cultures around the world, homosexuality and transgender are a routine and expected occurrence in both the human and animal.
Biological theories for explaining the causes of sexual orientation are favored by scientists. These factors, which may be related to the development of a sexual orientation, include genes, the early uterine environment (such as prenatal hormones), and brain structure. While there is still much debate on the exact causes of homosexuality and a “gay gene” remains elusive, biological scientists agree that there is a strong genetic influence to gayness.
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The subject of homosexuality, and especially male homosexuality, has received a great deal of publicity in England and America. The furor began with Kinsey's famous reports on sexual behavior Homosexuality: Its Nature and Causes: Donald J.
West: : Books4/5(1). The author's main purpose is to summarize as clearly as possible what is known, to draw what practical conclusions may be possible, and to point out where we are still groping and book deals mainly with male homosexuality because in men the condition causes more clear cut social problems and has been studied more intensely by by: 1.
This book deals mainly with male homosexuality because in men the condition causes more clear cut social problems and has been studied more intensely by psychiatrists. Unfortunately, though strongly held opinions abound, hard facts about homosexuality and Cited by: 1. This book deals mainly with male homosexuality because in men the condition causes more clear cut social problems and has been studied more intensely by psychiatrists.
Unfortunately, though strongly held opinions abound, hard facts about homosexuality and. The Nature and Causes of Homosexuality: A Philosophic and Scientific Inquiry. For a balanced discussion of the main social, medical, and philosophical aspects of homosexuality, here is the ideal book.
Written by philosophers of science, each comprehensive chapter takes a critical look at research on the etiology of homosexuality.1/5(1). Buy Homosexuality: Its Nature and Causes 1 by West, Donald J. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(1).
Many different theories can be found regarding the root of homosexuality, as far back historically as Ancient Greece. The current debate is whether or not homosexuality is a result of nature: a person’s environment and surroundings, or of his biology and genetics. There have been numerous studies designed to determine whether or not homosexuality has a genetic cause.
Among the most notable were a series of studies Pillard and J. Michael Bailey, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University, conducted in the early s that found that homosexuality is largely biologically determined, not. One of the most consistent environmental explanations for homosexuality is called the fraternal birth order effect.
Essentially, the more older brothers a man has, the more likely he is to be gay. The effect doesn't hold for older or younger sisters. Homosexuality - 'being sexually attracted only by members of one's own sex' according to the Oxford Dictionary.
Unfortunately, behavioural scientists tell us that this definition is too simplistic. Sexuality is a complex matter: many people are not exclusive in their sexual inclinations.
Summary: Dissects the myths and paranoia surrounding homosexuality by examining its nature and roots. This book deals mainly with male homosexuality because in men the condition causes more clear cut social problems and has been studied more intensely by psychiatrists.
The authors never address the inherent nature of homosexuality, which is key to those who then wish to understand what scriptures really say about human sexuality. There is the all to common confusion of sex, gender, and sexual orientation which is queer theory What Causes Homosexuality.
This is the first and perhaps the most basic question about homosexuality. In order to understand the phenomenon of same-sex sexual relations, we must. first explore what the research shows about the origins of such attractions. There are two main theories as to what causes homosexual attractions.
One. Pillard, the authors of one of the most important genetic inquiries into homosexuality, have observed, decades of psychiatric research into possible environmental causes of homosexuality—that is to say, social and cultural causes—show "small effect size and are causally ambiguous." 1File Size: KB.
But they cannot determine the causes of homosexuality based on their analysis. Birds may engage in homosexual behaviour to practice courtship displays, reduce social tension or solidify dominance. Animal studies have discovered clues to the nature of homosexuality, and proposed theories that include the existence of a “gay gene” that actually causes homosexuality and the possibility of hormone influencing brain development and sexual orientation during the gestation of a fetus (Moalem, ).
Is sexual orientation the result of nature or nurture. To many, the question is irrelevant. Rather than arguing about the causes of homosexuality, they say we should simply accept it and move on. They argue that to identify a cause is to suggest the possibility of a cure, and that detracts from the dignity of the homosexual person.
Nature or nurture. The question of whether homosexuality is something a person is born with, or is due to factors such as upbringing and environment, is frequently debated worldwide, especially in countries (like the United States) where same-sex marriage is a key political issue.
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Get this from a library. Nature and causes of homosexuality: a philosophic and scientific inquiry.
[Noretta Koertge;]. Almost 40 years since homosexuality was removed from the list of recognised mental disorders, scientists persist in searching for a "cause", refusing to consider whether sexuality and sexual desire could be social constructs, not biological or genetically .Homosexuality: The Untold Story Known causes of same-sex attraction Part 2 of 6.
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