THE FOLLOWING RESEARCH IS CURRENTLY BEING CONDUCTED IN THE INSTITUTE:


I. HUMAN SEXUAL ORIENTATION: PSYCHOLOGICAL-EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH


The project coordinator:  Jerzy Adam Kowalski, M.A., Ph.D. Cand.


Main Topics:

(1) The history of the theoretical reflection on sexual orientation (completed).

(2) Sexual orientation in the perspective of comparative psychology.

(3) Sex-partner roles in homoerotic relations: A classification (completed and published, see: The Journal of Homosexuality, 2016, vol. 1)

(4) Inverted sex-partner roles in heteroerotic relations: A new approach to the Blanchard autogynephilia theory (completed).

(5) Sex-partner roles as an analitic construct.

(6) The history of homosexuality (partially done; see: Amazon Kindle booklet).

(7) Elements of a new theory of human sexual orientation.




II. CIRCUMCISION OF BOYS AND GIRLS: THE CULTURAL SENSE OF PUBERTASL RITES


 The project coordinator:  Jerzy Adam Kowalski, M.A., Ph.D. Cand.


 In the framework of a PH.D. dissertation at The SWPS University of Humanities and Social Science, Warsaw, Poland.

Supervisor: Full Prof. Wojciech J. Burszta, Ph.D., The Chief of Cultural Anthropology Division, The SWPS University, Warsaw.


 Main Topics:

(1) The ethnography of pubertal rites.

(2) The anthropological reflection on pubertal rites.

(3) The sense of pubertal rites according to the psychoanalytic theory.

(4) Methogological problems of the theory of pubertal rites.

(5) The genesis of tribal circumcision and pubertal rites.

(6) A content analisys of male and female pubertal rituals.

(7) The cultural and social sense of pubertal rites.

(8) Modern implications of maintaining boys and girls' puberrty rituals.


 The work is completed in about 80%. Now, funds are collected to end them, see: