Posts by Andrew Smiler

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Sunday,
09 Jul 2017
4:25 PM
State of Black Boys and Men: Policy and Mental Health Recommendations
Effectively facilitating the development and mental health of Black boys and men requires changes by many systems and individuals, according to a new report by SPSMM’s Racial Ethnic Mi

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Monday,
03 Jul 2017
8:08 PM
Congratulations to Andrew Smiler for “Dating and Sex”!
Congratulations to SPSMM member Andrew Smiler. Dr. Smiler’s book “Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy” (Magination Press, 2016) was named the 2016 Forewor

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Monday,
03 Jul 2017
7:35 PM
2017 APA Convention: Hospitality Suite
The convention is almost here! The D51 Hospitality Suite will be in the Marriott Marquis, Room 15-112. The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, division 51 of the Amer

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Monday,
03 Jul 2017
7:32 PM
2017 APA Convention: Main Program
The convention is almost here! The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, division 51 of the American Psychological Association, is pleased to participate in this year

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Monday,
03 Jul 2017
7:31 PM
2017 APA Convention
The convention is almost here! The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, division 51 of the American Psychological Association, is pleased to participate in this year

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Wednesday,
14 Jun 2017
3:51 PM
Understanding the Oppression Faced by Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People: Tips for Therapists
Joshua Parmenter identifies several components of everyday life in which Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons may experience discrimination and oppression. Transgender and gender no

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Wednesday,
14 Jun 2017
3:41 PM
Incorporating Masculinities into the Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Individuals
When working with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming clients, it’s vital to remember there are many ways to be a man or be masculine, writes Josh Parmenter. Masculine gender role id

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Tuesday,
06 Jun 2017
9:46 AM
Racial Bias in Policing: An APA Interdivisional Grant Report
What is the current status of police training and police departments’ relationships with communities of color? What might police departments need? An APA committee summarizes their fin

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Monday,
29 May 2017
7:02 PM
Men’s Perceptions of their Pornography Consumption
Is viewing pornography a problem? In a new study, men who watch porn say it’s more beneficial than problematic. This paper addresses an important area of research. What was your inspir

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Thursday,
13 Apr 2017
1:59 PM
Societal Pressures to “Man Up” for Adolescent Boys: It’s Not That Simple
Dr. Christopher Reigeluth reviews recent research that finds boys can be highly emotionally expressive within the context of close male friendship. From commonly uttered and popularized poli

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Saturday,
18 Mar 2017
3:50 PM
Recommendations for Integrating Masculinities into Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (TGNC)
In 2017, a work group of the Sexual and Gender Minorities Special Interest Group of APA Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity) wrote a summary of masculinit

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Saturday,
18 Mar 2017
2:53 PM
Masculinity and Fathers’ Expectations
Zach Gerdes and Dr. Ronald F. Levant describe some of the hazards when men try to raise macho sons. It’s not revolutionary to say that fathers influence their sons when it comes to what so

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Saturday,
18 Mar 2017
2:39 PM
When Men Perceive Anti-Male Bias
Men who perceive bias against men may compensate by discriminating again women, according to new research by Dr. Clara L. Wilkins Men in the US increasingly identify as victims of gender dis

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Saturday,
18 Mar 2017
2:28 PM
Using Craigslist to Recruit Men of Color and Produce More Diverse and Representative Samples
Does Craigslist provide a more diverse group of research participants than are typically used? Yes says researchers Kathleen Alto, Keiko McCullough, and Dr. Ronald Levant. Scientists must co

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Saturday,
15 Oct 2016
5:27 PM
Men and Masculinity in a Changing World Conference
AS A MAN: Are you sometimes confused about what it takes to be manly, successful, and loving in today’s turbulent world? AS A PARENT OR EDUCATOR: Are you concerned about how current

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Saturday,
15 Oct 2016
5:10 PM
Masculinity, Identity, & Health: A Twitter Chat
On Tuesday October 18, 2016, from 2-3pm US-EDT, APA’s Public Interest Directorate, in collaboration with BlackDoctor.Org, Movember, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Men a

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Saturday,
15 Oct 2016
4:56 PM
APA Releases “Boys Don’t Cry” Video
Growing up, boys often hear “Boys Don’t Cry” as a stereotypical test of manhood. However, this stigmatizes normal human emotions, negatively affecting boys and men. In this short film,

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Saturday,
15 Oct 2016
4:41 PM
Caring is Masculine: Stay-at-home Fathers and Masculine Identity
  When men become stay-at-home-fathers (SAHFs), they develop new masculine identities that best support their caregiving role and experiences, according to new research by Joyce Lee and Dr

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Saturday,
15 Oct 2016
4:24 PM
Not Even Lads Like ‘Lad Mags’ These Days
Dr. Peter Hegarty discusses the ways in which ‘Lad Mags’ have influence young men’s perceptions of sexual violence and rape. In recent years, many once-popular lads’ mags

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Wednesday,
21 Sep 2016
1:45 PM
Police Officers or Peace Officers?: The Limitations of Traditional Masculinity for Law Enforcement
Retired Police Officer and current Clinical Psychologist Ive Eicken describes how old notions of masculinity may prevent police officers from being peace officers. Most of us depend on law e

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Wednesday,
21 Sep 2016
1:45 PM
Understanding and Addressing Structural Problems to Move Toward Justice for our Family
Dr. Chris Liang talks about how conceptions of a larger conception of family might guide changes in law enforcement in order to reduce the number of shootings of Black boys and men by polic

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Friday,
16 Sep 2016
1:43 PM
Andrew Smiler publishes book for teen boys: “Dating and Sex”
Congratulations to D51 member Andrew P. Smiler on the publication of his new book, “Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy.” Written for teen boys, Dating and Sex

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Wednesday,
14 Sep 2016
2:56 PM
A Sampling of the Issues Brought to a Men’s Group
Dr. Fred Rabinowitz provides examples of the ways men open themselves up and offer help during a men’s group. The following is a short sample from an early session our weekly two‐hou

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Wednesday,
14 Sep 2016
2:39 PM
The Benefits of Men’s Groups
Dr. Fred Rabinowitz discusses four benefits of male-only groups: trusting men, dealing with interpersonal conflict, safe expression of strong emotion, and self-confidence. A men’s therapy

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Sunday,
31 Jul 2016
11:23 AM
My Office is As Comfortable As My Living Room
Robert Heasley, PhD, discusses the impression his office makes on his work.   When I started my training as a therapist, I did my internship hours at a community counseling center, one

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Monday,
18 Jul 2016
8:59 PM
Divisional election results (2016)
As Chair of the Nomination and Election Committee, I am pleased to announce the results of the 2016 election for new Board members who will assume their positions as ofJanuary 1, 2017. It wa

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Friday,
15 Jul 2016
9:31 PM
Joseph Simons-Rudolph and Andrew Smiler discuss masculinity & violence on Coastline
SPSMM members Joseph Simons-Rudolph and Andrew Smiler joined host Rachel Lewis Hilburn for a discussion of the links between masculinity and violence a week after the shootings at the Pulse

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Wednesday,
15 Jun 2016
12:15 PM
Change in Stereotypes of Fathers, 1950-2050
In the future, parents will be more similar than today and still maintain distinct, gender-typical attributes finds researcher Sarah Banchefsky.   What does it mean to “be a man”? F

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Wednesday,
15 Jun 2016
12:02 PM
Online Forums: Helping Men Cope with the Challenges of Infertility
Infertility feels like a rollercoaster you can’t get off, increases anxiety, and decreases joy, according to research by Drs. Esmée Hanna and Brendan Gough.   With infertility af

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Wednesday,
15 Jun 2016
12:01 PM
Fathers and Sons: New Light on an Unexamined Relationship
Fathers who raise sons to adhere to narrow definitions of masculinity produce children with lower self-esteem and higher levels of alcohol use, says Dr. Ron Levant.   In the Broadway pl
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