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Alfred Charles Kinsey (/ˈkɪnzi/; June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956) was an American sexologist, biologist, and professor of entomology and zoology who, in 1947, founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University,[1] 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 for the Kinsey scale. Kinsey's research on human sexuality, foundational to the field of sexology, provoked controversy in the 1940s and 1950s, and has continued to provoke controversy decades after his death.[2][3][4] His work has influenced social and cultural values in the United States as well as internationally.

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Alfred Charles Kinsey

(1894-06-23)June 23, 1894
DiedAugust 25, 1956(1956-08-25) (aged 62)
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(m. 1921)
Scientific career
InstitutionsIndiana University Bloomington