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The Kinsey Institute has the vision to be the premier research institute on human sexuality and relationships.  Their mission is to foster and promote a greater understanding of human sexuality and relationships through research, outreach, education, and historical preservation

History of the institute

On April 8, 1947, Dr. Alfred Kinsey and his research team incorporated as the Institute for Sex Research. ISR had two primary goals: to continue the team’s research on human sexual behaviour; and to administer research resources, including research materials, a library, case histories, and other related materials.

In 1981, 25 years after Dr. Kinsey’s death, the Institute for Sex Research was renamed The Kinsey Institute for Sex Research.

Making new discoveries

Today, just as in 1947, research at the Kinsey Institute seeks to illuminate the most intimate and formative aspects of our lives.

Developments in fields ranging from neuroscience and psychology to biology and gender studies inform questions asked by the institute’s scientists.

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Oxytocin, vasopressin and mother nature

Dr Sue Carter, The Kinsey Institute, discusses the critical role of oxytocin in birth, lactation and maternal behaviour and in tuning the baby’s developing endocrine and nervous system.

The biology of “love”: Lessons from prairie voles

Sue Carter, Director of The Kinsey Institute, discusses the fascinating nature of prairie voles and explains how they can teach us about the biology of “love”.
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Love as healing power

Dr Sue Carter, Director of the Kinsey Institute provides an expert insight into the role of oxytocin, a hormone that helps to explain the healing power of love
The Kinsey Institute - Exploring love, sexuality, and well-being

The Kinsey Institute – Exploring love, sexuality, and well-being

Dr. Sue Carter and the Kinsey Institute: investigating the science of love, its connection to sexuality, and their collective impact on our humanity.

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