Tony Bogaert

Professor, Ph.D. (Western), (cross appointed to Dept. of Health Sciences)

Tony Bogaert, Psychology, Brock University

Office: AS321
905 688 5550 x4085

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 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), and a new model of women’s arousal and desire.

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

Skorska, M. N., & Bogaert, A. F. (in press). Sexual orientation, objective height, and self-reported height. Journal of Sex Research.

Skorska, M., Blanchard, R., Zucker, K., VanderLaan, D. & Bogaert, A. F. (in press). Gay Male Only-Children: Evidence for Low Birth Weight and High Maternal Miscarriages.  Archives of Sexual Behaviour.

Bogaert, A. F., Visser, B. A., & Pozzebon, J. A. (2015). Gender differences in object of desire self-consciousness sexual fantasies. Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 44, 2299-2310.

Skorska, M. N., Geniole, S. N., Vrysen, T., McCormick, C.M., & Bogaert, A. F. (2015).  Face structure predicts sexual orientation in men and women. Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 44, 1377-1394.

Bogaert, A. F. (2015).  Asexuality: What is it, and why it matters. Annual Review of Sex Research, 52, 362-379.  

Bogaert, A. F., & Brotto, L.  (2014). Object of desire self-consciousness theory. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy40, 323-338.

Rubel, A.N., & Bogaert, A.F. (2014). Consensual non-monogamy: Psychological well-being and relationship quality correlates. Journal of Sex Research, 4, 1-22

Bogaert, A. F., & Liu, J.  (2013).   Physical size and sexual orientation:  Analysis of the Chinese Health and Family Life Survey.  Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 42, 1555–1559.

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 Behaviour, 30, 29-53.

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