Doreen Kimura

Psychology

Behavioural Psychologist World expert on sex differences in the brain. Wrote the book Sex & Cognition, which argues that there truly is a difference between male and female brains.

"Don’t take too seriously the advice of people who supposedly know better than you do. As long as you are finding out things we didn’t know before, you are doing something right. "

Birthdate
February 15, 1933

Birthplace
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Residence
Vancouver, BC

Family Members
  • Mother : Sophia N. Hogg
  • Father: William J. Hogg
  • Daughter : Charlotte

Personality
Independent, non-conformist, self-assured

Favorite Music
Blue Rodeo, R & B, Rolling Stones, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart

Other Interests
Political Activism

Title
Visiting Professor

Office
Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

Status
Semi-retired

Degrees
  • BA (psychology), McGill University, 1956
  • MA (experimental psychology), McGill, 1957
  • PhD (physiological psychology), McGill, 1961

Awards
  • Canadian Psychology Association award for Distinguished Contributions to Canadian Psychology as a Science, 1985
  • Canadian Association for Women in Science award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, 1986
  • Fellow, American Psychological Society
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
  • John Dewan Award, The Ontario Mental Health Foundation, 1992
  • Honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University, 1993
  • Sterling Prize in support of controversy, Simon Fraser University, 2000
  • Furedy Academic Freedom Award, Society for Academic Freedom & Scholarship, 2002
  • Distinguished Researcher, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, 2005
  • Kisler Prize, 2006

Mentor

Donald O. Hebb and Brenda Milner, McGill psychology professors who taught her to think of behaviour in terms of the nervous system.


Last Updated
March 28, 2011

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