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Tony Bogaert
Professor, Ph.D. (Western)
(cross appointed with Dept. of Community Health Sciences)

Office: AS321
Phone: (905)688-5550 ext.4085


Personality, Social Psychology
- human sexuality
- interpersonal behaviour
- applications to health psychology
- traits and individual differences
Abnormal behaviour
- sex offenders/sexual coercion
- delinquency/antisocial behaviour

I was trained as a personality/social psychologist, but I have primarily used this expertise to study human sexuality. Some of my recent work has included the study of the origins of sexual orientation. For example, I have investigated birth order effects on sexual orientation development in men and women. Related work includes the study of asexuality. I also study the origins of sexual offending (e.g., pedophiles). Other recent work concerns methodological issues in sex research, the effects of the sexual media on behaviour, and the antecedents of high risk sexual behaviour (e.g., high number of sexual partners, low condom usage).


Bogaert, A.F. (2012). Understanding Asexuality. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Inc.
(link to book)

Bogaert, A.F., & Skorska, M. (2011). Sexual orientation, fraternal birth order, and the maternal immune hypothesis: A review. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 32, 247-234.

Bogaert, A.F., & Hafer, C. (2009). Predicting the timing of coming out in gay and bisexual men from world beliefs, physical attractiveness, and childhood gender identity/role. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 1991-2019.

Bogaert, A.F. (2006). Toward a conceptual understanding of asexuality. Review of General Psychology, 10, 241-250.

Bogaert, A.F. (2006). Biological versus nonbiological older brothers and sexual orientation in men. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 103, 10771-10774.

Hafer, C.L., Bogaert, A.F., & McMullen, S. (2001). Belief in a just world and high risk sexual behaviour in gay men. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31, 1892-1910.

Bogaert, A.F. (2001). Personality, individual differences, preferences for the sexual media. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 30, 29-53.

Bogaert, A.F. (2001). Handedness, Criminality, and sexual offending. Neuropsychologia, 39, 465-469.





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