Kevin Hsu, Ph.D.

Kevin Hsu
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Psychological & Social Sciences
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Woodland, 236E
Biography

Education and Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Northwestern University, 2019
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Northwestern University, 2015
B.A., Psychology and Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, 2012

Before joining Penn State Abington, Dr. Hsu completed his clinical psychology internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Research Interests

Dr. Hsu’s research has focused broadly on understanding sexual orientation using a variety of psychophysiological, behavioral, and self-report methods. He is interested in examining whether sexual orientation is more diverse and dimensional than is conventionally understood, and whether sexual orientation is more than just someone being sexually attracted to males or females (i.e., heterosexual or gay). For example, Dr. Hsu has conducted research supporting the idea that sexual orientation is also about how much someone is sexually attracted to children versus adults, and how much someone is sexually attracted to other individuals versus the fantasy of themselves as one of those individuals. Most recently, his research is looking at differences between “mostly heterosexual” and “exclusively heterosexual” women and men, and the influence of race on sexual attraction.

Research Areas

Sexual Orientation; Sexual Arousal; Paraphilias; Human Sexuality; Gender; Race and Ethnicity.

Courses and Teaching

PSYCH 270: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
PSYCH 497: Scientific Controversies in Clinical Psychology

Publications

Morandini, J. S., Veldre, A., Holcombe, A. O., Hsu, K. J., Lykins, A., Bailey, J. M., & Dar-Nimrod, I. (2019). Visual attention to sexual stimuli in mostly heterosexuals. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 1371–1385.

Hsu, K. J., & Bailey, J. M. (2019). The “furry” phenomenon: Characterizing sexual orientation, sexual motivation, and erotic target identity inversions in male furries. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 1349–1369.

Hsu, K. J., Rosenthal, A. M., & Bailey, J. M. (2019). General autogynephilia scale. In R. R. Milhausen, J. K. Sakaluk, T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, & W. L. Yarber (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (pp. 411– 414). New York: Routledge.

Hsu, K. J., & Bailey, J. M. (2017). Autopedophilia: Erotic-target identity inversions in men sexually attracted to children. Psychological Science, 28, 115–123.

Rosenthal, A. M., Hsu, K. J., & Bailey, J. M. (2017). Who are gynandromorphophilic men? An Internet survey of men with sexual interest in transgender women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 255–264.

Hsu, K. J., Rosenthal, A. M., Miller, D. I., & Bailey, J. M. (2017). Sexual arousal patterns of autogynephilic male cross-dressers. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 247–253.

Semon, T. L., Hsu, K. J., Rosenthal, A. M., & Bailey, J. M. (2017). Bisexual phenomena among gay-identified men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 237–245.

Bailey, J. M., & Hsu, K. J. (2017). Orienting basic research on chronophilias. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 23–26.

Bailey, J. M., Bernhard, P. A.**, & Hsu, K. J. (2016). An Internet study of men sexually attracted to children: Correlates of sexual offending against children. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 989–1000.

Bailey, J. M., Hsu, K. J., & Bernhard, P. A.** (2016). An Internet study of men sexually attracted to children: Sexual attraction patterns. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 976–988.

Hsu, K. J., Rosenthal, A. M., Miller, D. I., & Bailey, J. M. (2016). Who are gynandromorphophilic men? Characterizing men with sexual interest in transgender women. Psychological Medicine, 46, 819–827.

Hsu, K. J., Rosenthal, A. M., & Bailey, J. M. (2015). Ethical criticism starts with reading carefully: Reply to Veale (2015). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1747–1748.

Hsu, K. J., Rosenthal, A. M., & Bailey, J. M. (2015). The psychometric structure of items assessing autogynephilia. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1301–1312.

Hsu, K. J. (2014). The “auto” (self) in autogynephilic transsexualism. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 234–236.

**indicates mentored student co-author

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