Alfred Kinsey

1894 - 1956

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Alfred Charles Kinsey (; June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956) was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who, in 1947, founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is best known for writing Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), also known as the Kinsey Reports, as well as the Kinsey scale. Kinsey's research on human sexuality, foundational to the field of sexology, provoked controversy in the 1940s and 1950s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Kinsey has received more than 2,078,346 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Alfred Kinsey is the 43rd most popular psychologist (down from 35th in 2019), the 567th most popular biography from United States (down from 433rd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Psychologist.

Alfred Kinsey is most famous for his research on human sexuality. He was a biologist and professor of entomology and zoology at Indiana University. Kinsey's research focused on human sexuality, specifically the frequency of sexual behavior among both males and females, including homosexual activity, and sexual responses, among others.

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Among psychologists, Alfred Kinsey ranks 43 out of 183Before him are John Bowlby, Hermann Rorschach, Eric Berne, Albert Ellis, Aaron T. Beck, and Donald Winnicott. After him are Elton Mayo, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Philip Zimbardo, Max Wertheimer, Stanley Milgram, and Geert Hofstede.

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Among people born in 1894, Alfred Kinsey ranks 20Before him are Joseph Roth, Harold Macmillan, Fritz Sauckel, Dietrich von Choltitz, Gala Dalí, and Benjamin Graham. After him are Isaac Babel, Moshe Sharett, Martha Graham, Hermann Oberth, Pyotr Kapitsa, and Dashiell Hammett. Among people deceased in 1956, Alfred Kinsey ranks 16Before him are Robert Walser, Emil Nolde, Lucien Febvre, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, A. A. Milne, and Alexander Rodchenko. After him are Kenji Mizoguchi, Konstantin Päts, Bela Lugosi, Risto Ryti, H. L. Mencken, and Émile Borel.

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Among people born in United States, Alfred Kinsey ranks 567 out of 18,182Before him are Doris Day (1922), Boris Johnson (1964), Gene Kelly (1912), Gary Becker (1930), Martin Landau (1928), and Harold Lloyd (1893). After him are Gwen Stefani (1969), William P. Murphy (1892), Henry Mancini (1924), Walter Matthau (1920), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), and D. B. Cooper (1931).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Alfred Kinsey ranks 17Before him are Paul Ekman (1934), Howard Gardner (1943), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Gordon Allport (1897), Albert Ellis (1913), and Aaron T. Beck (1921). After him are Philip Zimbardo (1933), Stanley Milgram (1933), Martin Seligman (1942), Leon Festinger (1919), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), and Edward C. Tolman (1886).