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Malgorzata Lamacz

Małgorzata Anna Łamacz (born 1949) is an American researcher specializing in sexuality and behavioural genetics. As Margaret Lamacz, she is the co-author of the 1989 book Vandalized Lovemaps with John Money.[1] She also participated in extensive research of schizophrenia.



Malgorzata Has Lived In Baltimore, MD, Princeton, NJ, Baltimore, MD, and Pikesville, MD. Died 2 November 2017.[2]


She holds a master's degree and a P.H.D. from Johns Hopkins University (School of Medicine), a private research university based in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. She is in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


While earning her master's degree and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, Lamacz worked with Money doing clinical psychology and pediatric sexology. There, she worked with transsexual clients,[3] as well as children and adolescents referred for developmental or behavioral issues related to sex and sexuality. Her work with Money on paraphilia led to the concept of "vandalized lovemaps."[4][5] Their book profiles seven young people based on Money's neurodevelopmental theory of paraphilia development, based on observations in non-human animals. Money and Lamacz the make observations about each outcome once the seven are adults. Because they advocated intervention in the lives of sexually different children, some colleagues criticized their approach.[6][7][8] She and Money proposed the term gynemimetophilia as part of a paraphilic model of attraction to transwomen.[9]

Lamacz has since gone on to work on evidence of genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia.[10] Also tied to this is a study of velo-cardio-facial syndrome (or VCS) conducted by Lamacz and a host of other researchers. Along with a link to schizophrenia with this aberration of a small piece of chromosome 22, Lamacz and others found links to various nervous compulsions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder.[11]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Money J, Lamacz M (1984). Gynemimesis and gynemimetophilia: individual and cross-cultural manifestations of a gender-coping strategy hitherto unnamed. Comparative Psychiatry. 1984 Jul-Aug;25(4):392-403. 10.1016/0010-440X(84)90074-9
  • Money J, Lamacz M (1987). Genital examination and exposure experienced as nosocomial sexual abuse in childhood. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 1987 Dec;175(12):713-21.
  • Money J, Lamacz M (1989). Vandalized Lovemaps. Prometheus Books, ISBN 978-0-87975-513-3
  • Pulver AE, Nestadt G, Goldberg R, Shprintzen RJ, Lamacz M, Wolyniec PS, Morrow B, Karayiorgou M, Antonarakis SE, Housman D, et al. (1994). Psychotic illness in patients diagnosed with velo-cardio-facial syndrome and their relatives. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 1994, Volume 182, Issue 8, pp. 476–477.
  • Blouin JL, Dombroski BA, Nath SK, Lasseter VK, Wolyniec PS, Nestadt G, Thornquist M, Ullrich G, McGrath J, Kasch L, Lamacz M, Thomas MG, Gehrig C, Radhakrishna U, Snyder SE, Balk KG, Neufeld K, Swartz KL, DeMarchi N, Papadimitriou GN, Dikeos DG, Stefanis CN, Chakravarti A, Childs B, Housman DE, Kazazian HH, Antonarakis SE, Pulver AE (1998). Schizophrenia susceptibility loci on chromosomes 13q32 and 8p21. Nature Genetics 20, 70 - 73 (1998) doi:10.1038/1734
  • Karayiorgou M, Kasch L, Lasseter VK, Hwang J, Elango R, Bernardini DJ, Kimberland M, Babb R, Francomano CA, Wolyniec PS, et al. (2005). Report from the Maryland Epidemiology Schizophrenia Linkage Study: no evidence for linkage between schizophrenia and a number of candidate and other genomic regions using a complex dominant model. American Journal of Medical Genetics Volume 54 Issue 4, Pages 345 - 353.
  • Pulver AE, Karayiorgou M, Wolyniec PS, Lasseter VK, Kasch L, Nestadt G, Antonarakis S, Housman D, Kazazian HH, Meyers D, et al. (2005). Sequential strategy to identify a susceptibility gene for schizophrenia: report of potential linkage on chromosome 22q12-q13.1: Part 1. American Journal of Medical Genetics Volume 54 Issue 1, Pages 36 – 43.


  1. ^ Hurtig AL, Stephen B. Levine SB, Weinrich JD. Vandalized Lovemaps [Review]. Archives of Sexual Behavior, Volume 20, Number 3 / June, 1991 319-329.
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  3. ^ Johnson, John (Jul 25, 1988). Transsexualism: A Journey Across Lines of Gender. Los Angeles Times
  4. ^ Staff report (January 25, 1990). How do I love thee? Washington Times
  5. ^ Brody, Jane (January 23, 1990). Scientists Trace Aberrant Sexuality. New York Times
  6. ^ V Goldner (2003). Ironic Gender/Authentic Sex. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 4:113-139.
  7. ^ Francoeur RT, Taverner WJ (2004). Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Human Sexuality. McGraw-Hill College, ISBN 978-0-07-237131-4
  8. ^ Millon T, Blaney PH, Davis RD (1999). Oxford textbook of psychopathology. Oxford University Press, USA, ASIN B000OKSETU
  9. ^ Money J, Lamacz M (1984). Gynemimesis and gynemimetophilia: individual and cross-cultural manifestations of a gender-coping strategy hitherto unnamed. Compr Psychiatry. 1984 Jul-Aug;25(4):392-403.
  10. ^ Associated Press (September 3, 1998). New clues to schizophrenia. Rocky Mountain News
  11. ^ Pulver, A. E. and Nestadt, G. and Goldberg, R. and Shprintzen, R. J. and Lamacz, M. and Wolyniec, P. S. and Morrow, B. and Karayiorgou, M. and Antonarakis, S. E. and Housman, D. (1994) Psychotic Illness in Patients Diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome and Their Relatives. "The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease" 477-478