The Sexuality Forum

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Curriculum Vitae

Education:

Doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology: concentration in Social Psychology & Sexology (PhD)
Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, U.S.A.

Post Graduate Diploma: Sex Therapy Institute Diploma.
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Post Graduate Certification: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Brock University, Ontario, Canada.

Master of Education: Educational Psychology (Teaching and Learning Behaviour). MeD
Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
Bachelor of Arts. Honours: Psychology (Cum Laude)
Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
Bachelor of Arts.
Brock University, Ontario, Canada.

Courses Developed:

  • Psychology of Global Prejudice and Conflict
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Cultural Psychology
  • Psychology of Sexuality and Modernity
  • Evolutionary Psychology of Human Mating
  • Psychology of Human Sexuality.

Research Interests:

  • Social cognition and group attitude formation.
  • Fundamental attribution error and attitude formation.
  • Sexual Behaviour and sexual functioning.
  • Alternative lifestyles and sexual behaviours.
  • Consensual non-monogamies
  • Mating strategies and relationship development.
  • Inter-racial issues and inter-group relationships.
  • Stereotypes and prejudice.
  • languages and multiculturalism.
  • Personality disorders and stress among police officers.
  • Self-Determination in the social context.
  • Social community psychology

Research, Presentations & Publications:

Fernandes, E. (2016). The Swinging Lifestyle: Research and Community findings
for future Psychological Theory and Practice. In “Critical & Experiential: Dimensions in Gender and Sexual Diversity”, Karian, P.,ed.: Resonance Publishing Ltd, October, 2016
Fernandes, E.(2016). The Aesthetics of Eroticism, Fantasy, & Kink. Keynote address and presentation at the 17th Congresso Portugues de Arte-Terapia. Lisbon, Portugal, October 2016.
Fernandes, E., Gaither, G., & Tobin, E. (2016). The Development of a Swinging Jealousy Scale. Paper presented at the Annual AASECT Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2016.
Fernandes. E. (2015). We Do It Our Way! The Swinging Paradigm: Evaluating a Paradigm Shift in Marital Relationships. Paper presented at the 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2015.
Fernandes, E., & Gaither, G. (2015). Exploring Safe Sex practices and STI rates in a Sample of Swingers: Implications of the findings. Paper presented at the 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2015.
Fernandes, E., & Wood, J. (2015). I do it My way: Self Determination as related to Swinging Satisfaction. Paper presented at the 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2015.
Gaither, G.A., & Fernandes, E.M. (July, 2015). Safer sex practices and STI rates in sample of swingers. Poster accepted for presentation at the National Sexual Health Conference, Keystone, CO
Fernandes, E., Wood, J., & Schechinger, H. (2014). Emotionally but not Sexually Monogamous: Insights and New Directions. Paper presented at a Symposium of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, November, 2014.
Fernandes, E., Wood, J. (2014). I do it my way: The relationship between self-determination and swinging satisfaction. Paper presented at the Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, Guelph, Ontario, June 19
th, 2014.
Fernandes, E. (2013). A Paradigm Shift: Swinging and the new consensual non-monogamous morality of Couples. Paper presented at the 6
th annual Alternative Sexualities conference (CARAS), San Franscisco, September 2013.
Fernandes, e. (2013). Swinging and Polyamory. Paper presented at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Conference, Washington, D.C., September, 2013.
Fernandes, E. (2012). Understanding Swingers and the Swinging Lifestyle. Workshop presented at the AASECTt 44
th annual conference, Austin, Texas, June 2012.
Fernandes, E. (2012) .The Swinging Paradigm: Socio/Sexual Paradigm Shift. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Charlotte, NC, June 2012.
Fernandes, E. (2012). Sexuality and Post-modernism. Seminar presented at the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (by invitation).
Fernandes, E. (2011). The Swinging Paradigm: The Shift in the Modern Concepts of Monogamy and Marital Fidelity. Paper presented at the Canadian Sex Research Forum Annual Meeting Vancouver, British Columbia, September 2011.
Fernandes, E., Maars-Flundung, K., & Scott, J. (2010). An Evaluation of the Self- Determination Scores of Swingers and their Relationship with Swinging Satisfaction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 2010.
Fernandes, E. & Gaither, G. (2010). STIs Prevalence in a Sample of Swingers. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, New Orleans, June 2010.
Fernandes, E & Gaither, G (2009). An evaluation of the STD profile and safe sex practices of a sample of swingers. Paper presented at the International Congress of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, November 2009.
Fernandes, E. (2009). The Commercialization of Swinging. Paper presented at the regional meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, St Petersburg, Florida, June, 2009.
Fernandes, E. (2008). The Swinging Paradigm: An evaluation of the Marital and Sexual Satisfaction of swingers. The Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. Vol. 12, 2009. (WWW document) http://www.ejhs.org/Volume12/Swinging.htm.
Fernandes, E. (2008). Who are Swingers and Why do they swing? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November, 2008.
Vietor, N. A., & Fernandes, E. (2005).  Self-determination Theory and the willingness to engage in Lesbian behaviour. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
Fernandes, E. (1995). Adolescent Sexuality: Survey of Secondary School Students of the Niagara Region . Master Thesis: Brock University (unpublished).
Fernandes, E. (1995). A Comparative Evaluation of Sexual Education Curricula in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden with Curricula from Secondary Schools of the Niagara Regional School Board . Graduate Independent Study: Brock University. (unpublished).
Fernandes, E. (1992). A Comparative Analysis of the Personal and Positional Constructs of Soccer and Hockey Goalkeepers. Honor Thesis: Brock University (unpublished)


Articles in Non-Academic Publications and Popular Press:

(2014) Fernandes, E. The Swinging Paradigm: Blog: Psychology Today

(2014) Fernandes, E. An Evaluation of the Self- Determination Scores of Swingers and its Relationship with Swinging Satisfaction. What Does it all mean?

(2012) Fernandes, E. Swingers and swinging behaviors: a demographic evaluation of today’s swingers.

(2013) Fernandes, E. The Swinging Paradigm: Sex, Lust, and relationships in the modern Era (book in preparation).

(2013) Fernandes, E. The History of the Vibrator (Life on the Swingset).

(2012) Fernandes, E. The Swinging Paradigm: Are Swingers Freaky, Deviant Sex Predators? (Life on the Swingset).

(2012) Fernandes, E. Double Occupancy: Sex and other Menageries (Life on the Swingset).

(2011) Fernandes, E. If it Feels Good, Do It. (Life on the Swingset)

(2011) Fernandes, E. Women, Swinging, and Seduction (Life on the Swingset)

Professional Affiliations:
International association for cross-cultural psychology (iaccp)
American Psychological Society (APS)
American psychological association (APa)
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
The Sex Information Council of Canada (SIECCAN)
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF)