The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM), Division 51 of the American Psychological Association (APA), advances knowledge in the psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy, and improved clinical practice.

For more on our Governance, such as our mission statement, bylaws, and a list of current officers, click here. You’ll also find a brief history of SPSMM written by our 10th president, Dr. Fred Rabinowitz.

For information on Membership, click here. You’ll learn about the benefits of membership, our special interest groups (SIGs), and training opportunities. We’ll tell you how to become a member too. To learn more about some of our members, check out our member spotlight.

You can also learn more about SPSMM’s awards and student scholarships, as well as a list of the division’s Fellows, as well as the nomination process.


From the desk of Dr. Jonathon Schwartz (president, 2014):

Welcome to the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPMM), Division 51 of the American Psychological Association. I am very excited to be President of the Division for 2014. I am a longstanding member of the division and have continued to be both intellectual and personally fulfilled by my involvement. By the focus of this division, we are able to explore important issues in society. In fact, many of our members have been featured in the press.

If you are not a current member of the division, I hope you will explore joining. We have an excellent and impactful divisional journal, The Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, as well as many ways for involvement as a student and professional. We are starting our first mentorship academy and have an active student group.

As President for 2014, I am excited for the opportunity to create opportunities for interactions regarding important issues in Men and Masculinity. My goals are the following:

  1. Enhance recruitment and retention of new members.
  2. Increase inter-divisional collaborations
  3. Increasing diverse perspectives and multicultural research on men and masculinity.
  4. Bring attention and research to men’s role in human sex trafficking.

If you are interested in being part of the division or if you would like to become more involved please contact me.


Jonathan Schwartz, Ph.D.
President, Division 51
Associate Dean of Research
College of Education
Research and Budgeting Office
MSC 3R PO Box 30001
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003
O: 575-646-4098
F: 575-646-7710

Who We Are
Overview and purpose of Division 51

Mission Statement
Mission of Division 51

History of Division 51
History of the division taken from a presidential address in 2005 celebrating Division 51’s 10-year anniversary

Presidential Welcome
Welcome statement from the current Division 51 President

List of officer positions, names, and photos

Link to a PDF file with the latest bylaws

Special Interest Groups
List of special interest groups for the division

Division Awards
Description of the annual awards and list of previous recipients

Description of the Fellows nomination process and list of previous recipients

Student Scholarships
Reports from recent student scholarship recipients who attended Division 51 conference events