HELP with a mock research proposal; standard tests.

Luke Roan roanfranzese at
Wed Mar 8 09:30:07 EST 2000


Look for the Kinsey reports, Masters and Johnson, and Sandra Bem's
androgyny scale might be helpful as well.

Luke Roan

For the perception tests, you might want to look under
neuropsychological testing and assessment and pair it wth "tactile",
"aural", "visual", etc.  Some subtests of the Luria-Nebraska or hte
Halstead-Reitan may serve your needs.

Luke Roan

Dylan David Wagner wrote:

> Hallo,
>        I'm writing up a mock research proposal for my Behavioral
> Endocrinology class. The aim of the proposal is to look at the
> differences in cognitive ability and sensory perception in the sexes
> and the male intersexes (ie: Heterosexual Males and Females;
> Homosexual men, Homosexual Transsexual Male to Female men, and
> Heterosexual Transsexual Male to Female men). The idea being that
> their results will allow one to place them along a continuum from true
> "Maleness" to "Femaleness", this has been done before for homosexual
> men and to some extent for Homosexual MF Transsexuals but to my
> knowledge there is not study looking at all the male intersexes.
> Though this is a mock proposal I believe the results would help back
> up the organizational model of sex steroid driven  sexual
> differentiation as well as support Diamon's 4 stage theory of male
> sexual differentiation of the brain.
>     However I know little of psychological testing and here is where I
> need help. Can anyone suggest which standard tests I should use to
> determine the following:
>    * Homosexuality (perhaps with some differentiation between the
>      types, but not  necessary)
>    * Homosexual Male to Female transsexual (preferable early onset
>      Transsexuals)
>    * Heterosexual Male to Female transsexual (again preferably early
>      onset Transsexuals
> As well as tests for determining
>    * Tactile sensitivity
>    * Aural sensitivity
>    * Visual peripheral acuity???
>     Also if you can suggest any other sensory or cognitive tests which
> might be useful in determining the differences between male and female
> nervous systems. I already have verbal memory and spatial ability
> covered for cognitive, any others?
>             Thanks for any and all help, it's much appreciated.
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