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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 policing of masculinity
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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 masculinities-related concerns
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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 sons learn about “ma
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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 discrimination. Men bel
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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 consider the methods i
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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 and Masculinity, host
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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. Shawna Lee.  
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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 titles have closed.
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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 enforcement officers
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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 police. Trayvon Martin, M