2020 was an extraordinary year for the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium (KI-TSRC). Led by Kinsey Institute researchers Dr. Stephen Porges and Dr. Jacek Kolacz, membership in the consortium grew to over 900 clinicians and therapists from more than 40 countries. The consortium continued ongoing studies in trauma and its survey of trauma professionals… Read more »
This winter, the Kinsey Institute partnered with Hearst magazines Cosmopolitan and Esquire to investigate how Americans are coping with the pandemic in their sex lives, and what they think post-pandemic sex will look like. The survey, designed by the Kinsey Institute’s Dr. Amanda Gesselman, asked a national demographically-representative sample of 2000 Americans a variety of… Read more »
Dr. Amanda Gesselman has been awarded an SSRC Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grant. These grants provide funding for projects from across the social sciences and related fields that address the social, economic, cultural, psychological, and political impact of Covid-19 in the United States and globally, as well as responses to the pandemic’s wide-ranging effects.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our social and intimate relationships. Quarantine and stay-at-home measures instituted to combat the spread of the virus have forced many families and couples to live in much closer and continual contact than we normally experience.