David L. "Dave" Riegel (1931 - )

In my eighty plus years I have worn many hats, - one with scrambled eggs on the brim - having been, among other diversions, an electrical contractor, airline pilot, amateur archeologist, real estate broker, and intermittent professional student. I was drawn into research and writing in the behavioral sciences when I was approached in 1999 by an editor of the McGraw Hill textbook Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Human Sexuality for an essay on the controversy that was then swirling around the 1998 Rind-Bauserman-Tromovitch publication of "A meta-analytic examination of assumed properties of child sexual abuse using college samples" in Psychological Bulletin, 124, 22-53. The essay was accepted by this editor, but the McGraw Hill management refused to publish it until some five years later, as described in The Odyssey of an Essay.

Since then, I have been involved in primarily Internet based research into the psychosexual development of boys, a field that unfortunately for some time had been dominated by "victimology" and "child sexual abuse" paradigms. I have been published in various journals, in the above mentioned textbook, and am the author of paperback books on these issues. To provide a better foundation for my endeavors, in 2005 I finally completed an earned undergraduate degree in Psychology from a fully accredited state college.

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