Peter Hegarty (born 1969 in Ireland) is a social psychologist who has contributed a lot of research papers and books on various facades of psychology and completed his PhD in 1999 and is a psychology professor, visiting fellow and research guide by profession. His works have a focus on theories of sexual orientation, heterosexual behaviour, gender conformity in childhood, Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) psychology etc.
Hegarty has extensively worked in the area of interaction between human intelligence and their sexual behaviour. His detailed analysis about this so called sexual politics of smart men was published in form of a book where he has discussed the issues along with the observations of the other eminent psychologists (Alfred Kinsey and Lewis Terman) in the matter. He has also very much involved in the area of 'Women's and Gender Studies' and has connected it to the feminist principles. To illustrate his points Hegarty used the methodology of graphing the order of the sexes in gender difference graphs by constructing, recalling and interpreting them to arrive and understand the social constructionist aspect of psychology as well as the feminist perspectives. As he used new techniques and methods to explain the human sexuality and its manifestations in presence of the human intelligence, those who are interested to learn these techniques in greater details are suggested to go through his original work and books to take the clues and now use them in some studies or research work.
There are a large number of papers to the credit of Hegarty on various issues in psychology and one of he most talked about among them is - Graphing the order of the sexes: Constructing, recalling, interpreting, and putting the self in gender difference graphs. by Hegarty, P., Lemieux, A., & McQueen, G. (2010), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 375-391. Then, there is the book which talks of sexual politics of men and the title of the book is - Gentlemen's disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the sexual politics of smart men.
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