Genetic, hormonal, neurological, and other biological factors need to be taken into account to fully understand sexual orientation. This work represents the latest research and theory on causes of variation in sexual orientation. It looks at sexual orientation as a cross-species phenomenon with numerous determining factors.
This work is a collection of chapters by some of the leading researchers in the scientific study of sexual orientation. The theory that many genetic, hormonal, neurological, and other biological factors need to be taken into account to fully understand sexual orientation is espoused in this book. It presents much of the latest research on the causes of variation in sexual orientation and related phenomena. It views sexual orientation as a cross-species phenomenon with both biological and environmental determinants.
About the Author:
LEE ELLIS is Professor, Department of Sociology at Minot State University. He has conducted research on biological influences on sexual orientation since the mid-1980s. His major interests are in the areas of the effects of genes, sex hormones, and brain functioning on all aspects of behavior, particularly behavior having to do with aggression, criminality, social stratification, and sexual orientation. Ellis is editor of several books, including Male/Female Differences in Behavior (Praeger, forthcoming), Social Stratification and Socioeconomic Inequality, Volume I (Praeger, 1993) and Volume II (Praeger, 1994), and (with Harry Hoffman) Crime in Biological, Social, and Moral Contexts (Praeger, 1990).
LINDA EBERTZ helped organize the 1995 International Behavioral Development Symposium (along with Lee Ellis). She is a graduate of Minot State University.