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KI Researchers Receive Reiss Theory Award

A team of Kinsey Institute researchers was awarded the 2009 Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award from the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality at the 2009 SSSS national conference for their publication, "Women's Scores on the Sexual Inhibition / Sexual Excitation Scales: Gender Similarities and Differences." First author is Deanna Carpenter and co-authors are Erick Janssen and Cynthia Graham of The Kinsey Institute, and Harrie Vorst and Jelte Wicherts of the University of Amsterdam.

Erick Janssen and award plaque
Dr. Erick Janssen with the award plaque.

The Sexual Inhibition / Sexual Excitation scales utilize the dual control model of sexual response developed at The Kinsey Institute. The original research was conducted with regard to men's sexual responses, and this publication reports on research considering the effectiveness of applying the model to women's sexual responses.

Carpenter, D., Janssen, E., Graham, C., Vorst, H, & Wicherts, J. (2008). Womenıs scores on the Sexual Excitation/Sexual Inhibition Scales (SIS/SES): Gender similarities and differences. Journal of Sex Research, 45, 36-48.

About the Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award

The Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award is jointly sponsored by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. The purpose of this award is to highlight and support theoretical advances in social science theories concerning human sexuality. It is given annually to the author(s) of the best social science article, chapter, or book published in the previous year in which theoretical explanations of human sexual attitudes and behaviors are developed. In addition to careful theoretical development, stress is placed on the use of relevant empirical evidence to examine the validity of the theoretical explanations. (Adapted from the SSSS website.)

 

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