Ten fun facts about Alfred Kinsey
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Alfred Kinsey was born on June 23, 1894 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Kinsey graduated in 1912 as valedictorian of his high school class. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology in 1916 from Bowdoin College.
In 1920 Kinsey received a doctorate degree in biology from Harvard University. He accepted a job as an assistant zoology professor at the University of Indiana in Bloomfield.
From 1926 to 1929 Kinsey took field trips all over the country with his students.Fact 5
Kinsey decided to apply the principles of scientific research towards the topic of sexual behaviors and launched a sex studies program in 1938.Fact 6
In 1937 he was listed as a starred scientist by ‘American Men of Science'. In the early 1940’s Kinsey procured funding from the National Research Council and the Rockefeller Foundations’ Medical Division.Fact 7
In 1947, Kinsey and his research assistants became incorporated under the name the Institute for Sex Research, Inc.Fact 8
Kinsey published his first book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948.Fact 9
The book sold close to 500,000 copies. He used the royalties to conduct more research and came out with a sequel called Sexual Behavior in the Human Female in 1953.Fact 10
Kinsey died at the age of 62 on August 25, 1956 in Bloomington. Go to more people facts ❯
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