Posts by Andrew Smiler

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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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Tuesday,
14 Jun 2016
5:14 PM
PMM Impact Factor Increases to 2.947
The Psychology of Men and Masculinity (PMM), SPSMM’s journal, has a new impact factor for 2015. At 2.947, this impact factor means that PMM is now ranked 8th out of 62 journals in soci

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Tuesday,
14 Jun 2016
1:43 PM
Statement regarding the Orlando Pulse shooting
The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association (APA), joins APA and the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian

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Monday,
13 Jun 2016
2:40 PM
Statement on Violence, Mental Health, and Masculinity (2014)
Statement on Violence, Mental Health, and Masculinity Background and Overview The mission of The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM) is to promote the critical

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Monday,
13 Jun 2016
10:41 AM
Do Television’s Dads Make a Difference for New Fathers?
  Expectant fathers learn about fatherhood from television, moreso than expectant mothers learn about motherhood, says Dr. Patty Kuo.   Dimwit Homer Simpson, goofy Phil Murphy of M

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Monday,
13 Jun 2016
10:21 AM
The Loneliness of Fatherhood
Our culture often provides a romantic image of fathers enjoying time with their children, but many men say it makes them lonely.   Being a father is a complicated human experience. Fath

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Sunday,
12 Jun 2016
6:17 PM
Measuring Father Involvement with Portuguese Men
For each new edition of the Psychology of Men and Masculinity, we interview authors from a selected publication to highlight some of the exciting research published in the journal. This int

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Sunday,
12 Jun 2016
3:17 PM
Young Men’s Expectations of First-Time Fatherhood
In each new edition of the Psychology of Men and Masculinity, we interview authors from a selected publication to highlight some of the exciting research published in the journal. This feat

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Sunday,
12 Jun 2016
2:59 PM
Dadding Up: The Nuts and Bolts of the Fatherhood Role
Dr. Daniel Singley explains how having a consistent, attuned, and involved dad is good for the whole family system.   What it means to be a man has shown considerable change over the pa

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Thursday,
28 Apr 2016
2:03 PM
A Gathering of Men: Designing and Running Groups for Men (Teleconference)
Division 51’s Clinical Practice-Special Interest Group (CP-SIG) invites you to participate in a one-hour tele-class entitled “A Gathering of Men: Designing and Running Groups for Men.”
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