Gregory Gorelik

Gregory Gorelik

Gregory Gorelik has a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Psychology and is currently working in behavioral research and data science.

The Ironies of Sex

The Ironies of Sex

In “The Problem with Being Cool About Sex,” the Atlantic’s Helen Lewis meditates on the many contradictions inherent in the sexual experience. Among others, Lewis contrasts the victories of women’s sexual liberation to the costs of being objectified and oversexualized, the ongoing friction between our societal condemnation of

Gregory Gorelik
Gregory Gorelik
Sex
Alternative, Scientifically-Literate Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men

Alternative, Scientifically-Literate Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men

#The American Psychological Association’s “Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men” have received much criticism from journalists and professional psychologists. Much of the opposition has centered on the guideline’s attack on “traditional masculinity” and the privileging of activism over evidence-based treatment. One of the few redeeming features

Gregory Gorelik
Gregory Gorelik
gender
Traditionalists and Activists are Both Wrong About Sex and Gender

Traditionalists and Activists are Both Wrong About Sex and Gender

Note: I had almost completed writing this essay when I became aware of President Donald Trump’s action to bar transgender individuals from serving in the United States military. This is blatant discrimination against the transgender community. As Sen. John McCain wrote following Trump’s announcement, “Any American who meets

Gregory Gorelik
Gregory Gorelik
Art and Culture
What Sadomasochism Can Teach Us About Human Sexuality

What Sadomasochism Can Teach Us About Human Sexuality

Like all good husbands, I took my wife to see the latest instalment of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie series—Fifty Shades Darker­­—on Valentine’s Day weekend. Admittedly, this romantic gesture was not entirely altruistic. As it happens, I am currently doing research on the role of dominance

Gregory Gorelik
Gregory Gorelik
Hypothesis
Totalitarianism Rising

Totalitarianism Rising

She walked up the subway stairwell, smiling. Atop the Fifth Avenue sidewalk landing, a crowd had already gathered. Cheers broke out as the first glimpses of her were caught by the impatiently awaiting audience. Once on the sidewalk, she gracefully and confidently approached the prepared lectern and waived to the

Gregory Gorelik
Gregory Gorelik
Art and Culture
How Sexual Dominance Influences Politics

How Sexual Dominance Influences Politics

The link between sex and dominance is age-old and pervasive. From the works of the Marquis de Sade to Vladimir Nabokov, literature is suffused with its ecstasies and tortures. Its depictions in popular cinema and print, from 9½ Weeks to Fifty Shades of Grey, suggest that this inseparable link is

Gregory Gorelik
Gregory Gorelik
The Regressive Left and Its Word Games

The Regressive Left and Its Word Games

Last month, US Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill) shamelessly admitted to calling for a revision of up to 900 pages of the FBI’s counter-terrorism training manuals so as to make them more palatable to Islamic interest groups. One of the results, as reported by PJ Media, was an official FBI

Gregory Gorelik
Gregory Gorelik
Security
To Defeat Jihadism, the Battle Over Sacred Values Must Be Won

To Defeat Jihadism, the Battle Over Sacred Values Must Be Won

The war against Islamic terror will not be won in the trenches. Political Islam’s most insidious weapon is its ideology. In this respect, defeating it will take more than just guns or bombs. This is not to say that there will be no use for guns, bombs, or drones,

Gregory Gorelik
Gregory Gorelik
Human Rights