John Money

1921 - 2006

John Money

John William Money (8 July 1921 – 7 July 2006) was a New Zealand American psychologist, sexologist and author specializing in research into sexual identity and biology of gender. He was one of the first researchers to publish theories on the influence of societal constructs of "gender" on individual formation of gender identity. Money introduced the terms gender identity, gender role and sexual orientation and popularised the term paraphilia.Recent academic studies have criticized Money's work in many respects, particularly in regard to his involvement with the involuntary sex-reassignment of the child David Reimer, his forcing this child and his brother to simulate sex acts which Money photographed and the adult suicides of both brothers.Money's writing has been translated into many languages and includes around 2,000 articles, books, chapters and reviews. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Money has received more than 1,115,779 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 134th most popular psychologist.

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  • 2.88

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Among psychologists, John Money ranks 134 out of 169Before him are Robert Sternberg, Arthur Janov, Fritz Heider, Nise da Silveira, Thomas Gordon, and James J. Gibson. After him are Alexander Bain, Edvard Moser, Amos Tversky, Charlotte Bühler, J. P. Guilford, and Louis Leon Thurstone.

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Among people born in 1921, John Money ranks 146Before him are Angelo Dundee, Tadeusz Różewicz, Vasco Gonçalves, Georges Mathieu, Lidia Gueiler Tejada, and Arno Babajanian. After him are Georgy Beregovoy, Darío Moreno, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs, Hans Albert, Joseph A. Walker, and Elizabeth Wilson. Among people deceased in 2006, John Money ranks 116Before him are Jurij Brězan, Johannes Willebrands, Galina Ustvolskaya, Pietro Rava, Shoshana Damari, and Shigeru Kayano. After him are Tina Aumont, Red Buttons, Mickey Hargitay, María Capovilla, Alexander Zinoviev, and Yuval Ne'eman.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, John Money ranks 18 out of 145Before him are Martin Campbell (1943), Lucy Lawless (1968), Alan Dale (1947), Bruce Spence (1945), Chris Amon (1943), and Nancy Wake (1912). After him are Jane Campion (1954), Marton Csokas (1966), Helen Clark (1950), Manu Bennett (1969), Roy Kerr (1934), and Karl Urban (1972).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In New Zealand

Among psychologists born in New Zealand, John Money ranks 1

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