Gentlemen's Disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men (Hardcover)

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What is the relationship between intelligence and sex? In recent decades, studies of the controversial histories of both intelligence testing and of human sexuality in the United States have been increasingly common—and hotly debated. But rarely h...

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Peter Hegarty is Reader and Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey.
What is the relationship between intelligence and sex? In recent decades, studies of the controversial histories of both intelligence testing and of human sexuality in the United States have been increasingly common—and hotly debated. But rarely have the intersections of these histories been examined. In Gentlemen’s Disagreement, Peter Hegarty enters this historical debate by recalling the debate between Lewis Terman—the intellect who championed the testing of intelligence— and pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, and shows how intelligence and sexuality have interacted in American psychology.

Through a fluent discussion of intellectually gifted onanists, unhappily married men, queer geniuses, lonely frontiersmen, religious ascetics, and the two scholars themselves, Hegarty traces the origins of Terman’s complaints about Kinsey’s work to show how the intelligence testing movement was much more concerned with sexuality than we might remember. And, drawing on Foucault, Hegarty reconciles these legendary figures by showing how intelligence and sexuality in early American psychology and sexology were intertwined then and remain so to this day.

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ISBN 9780226024448
Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Format Hardcover
Pages 225
Publisher Date 2013-07-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men
Audience College/higher education
Authors Hegarty, Peter

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