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John DeLamater

John DeLamater

[Note: Professor John DeLamater died at home on December 13, 2017. Social Psychology Network is maintaining this profile for visitors who wish to learn more about Professor DeLamater's work.]

John DeLamater received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 1969, before moving to Madison, where he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 48 years as a professor, becoming the Conway-Bascom Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology. His professional interests included social psychology, human sexuality, gender, life course, and deviance, law and social control, and his research focused on sexuality across the life course, intimate relationships, health promotion, and survey research methodology.

Professor DeLamater was elected a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, won distinguished service and teaching awards, and was awarded the Alfred E. Kinsey Award for Distinguished Contributions to the field of sex research. A former Editor of the Journal of Sex Research, he authored numerous textbooks and articles.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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