John Money, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John Money

psychologist, sexologist and author

Date of Birth: 08-Jul-1921

Place of Birth: Morrinsville, Waikato Region, New Zealand

Date of Death: 07-Jul-2006

Profession: psychologist, author, university teacher, researcher, art collector

Nationality: United States, New Zealand

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About John Money

  • John William Money (8 July 1921 – 7 July 2006) was a New Zealand American psychologist, sexologist and author specializing in research into sexual identity and biology of gender.
  • He was one of the first researchers to publish theories on the influence of societal constructs of "gender" on individual formation of gender identity.
  • Money introduced the terms gender identity, gender role and sexual orientation and popularised the term paraphilia.Recent academic studies have criticized Money's work in many respects, particularly in regard to his involvement with the involuntary sex-reassignment of the child David Reimer, his forcing this child and his brother to simulate sex acts which Money photographed and the adult suicides of both brothers.Money's writing has been translated into many languages and includes around 2,000 articles, books, chapters and reviews.
  • He received around 65 honors, awards and degrees in his lifetime.
  • He was also a patron of many famous New Zealand artists, such as Rita Angus and Theo Schoon.

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