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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
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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‐hour men’s group. Thi
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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 group can be a power
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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 that had a suite of
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Man up . . . Whatever that means.

Dr. Andrew Smiler discusses what it means to use “man up” as an insult, and how masculine norms operate and shift for men across age, ethnicity, and national origin. Telling a guy to “man up” o
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The Magic of Masculinity

Dr. William Reese, Jr., explains how exploring five principles can help men discover and maximize their masculinity. A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the great
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2016 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’s Annual Con
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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”? For the past century,
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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 affecting 1 in 6 coupl
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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 play “Kinky Boots”