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 1,814,246 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Kinsey is the 35th most popular psychologist (down from 33rd in 2019), the 433rd most popular biography from United States (down from 410th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American 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 35 out of 182Before him are Alfred Binet, Hans Eysenck, Paul Ekman, Karen Horney, Gordon Allport, and Jerome Bruner. After him are Princess Marie Bonaparte, Milton H. Erickson, John Bowlby, Hermann Rorschach, Eric Berne, and Howard Gardner.

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Among people born in 1894, Alfred Kinsey ranks 17Before him are Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Norbert Wiener, John Ford, Joseph Roth, Harold Macmillan, and Fritz Sauckel. After him are Gala Dalí, Moshe Sharett, Dietrich von Choltitz, Isaac Babel, Martha Graham, and Benjamin Graham. Among people deceased in 1956, Alfred Kinsey ranks 11Before him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Jules Rimet, Pietro Badoglio, Emil Nolde, B. R. Ambedkar, and Frederick Soddy. After him are Alexander Rodchenko, Robert Walser, Lucien Febvre, Bela Lugosi, Konstantin Päts, and Juho Kusti Paasikivi.

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Among people born in United States, Alfred Kinsey ranks 433 out of 15,968Before him are Ernest Borgnine (1917), Bryan Cranston (1956), Jack Lemmon (1925), Glen Campbell (1936), Black Dahlia (1924), and Crazy Horse (1840). After him are Lauren Bacall (1924), Terry Gilliam (1940), Sylvia Plath (1932), Jennifer Aniston (1969), Stanley Cohen (1922), and Frank Abagnale (1948).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Alfred Kinsey ranks 13Before him are B. F. Skinner (1904), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Paul Ekman (1934), Gordon Allport (1897), and Jerome Bruner (1915). After him are Milton H. Erickson (1901), Howard Gardner (1943), Albert Ellis (1913), Leon Festinger (1919), Aaron T. Beck (1921), and Philip Zimbardo (1933).