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Official Response to the Hoffman Report

  The release of the Hoffman Report sparked great concern, confusion, regret, and anger among the members and leaders of Division 51 (Society of the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity). Like our co
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Yes, Men’s Studies.

Dr. Andrew Smiler explains why Men’s Studies programs are necessary and how they would compliment existing Gender and Sexuality Studies programs. A few weeks ago, the New York Times asked “A Master’
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What Does American Culture Say about Fatherhood?: A Reflection

Dr. Mitchell Hicks reflects on the media presentations of fathers and finds them mostly lacking. Fatherhood has been on my mind a lot recently. This past month has brought us Father’s Day with the usual barra
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Man to My Therapist: Things Men Say in Therapy

Todd Fisher lists some of the things he hears regularly from his male clients. “There are some important things you need to know… “ “I really don’t want to be here. I would rather be doing anything el
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When a Men’s Group Cracks: Beneficial Divergent Spontaneity in Group Leadership

Dr. Dan Quinn discusses the benefits of those times when a therapist does something that surprises himself and his clients. “Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s whe
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Discovering and Maintaining Passion in My Life

Dr. Mark Stevens talks about the role passion can play in daily life. After saying my thanks to the division and expressing the honor it has been for me to serve as the president of Division 51, I casually ask
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APA 2015 Annual Convention

The convention is coming! The convention is coming!…to Toronto, Ontario (Canada), specifically. The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, division 51 of the American Psychological As
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Men, Depression, and the Medical Model

Dr. Michael Addis discusses the complexities of the medical model in relation to men’s mental health. Public and professional interest in issues related to men’s mental health has risen dramatically in
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Using Traditional and Contemporary Masculinity to Enhance Men’s Health

Dr. Gough talks about the complex relationship between masculinity and men’s health It is well known that, on average, men die younger than women and that they are more likely to die from most major diseases
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Men as Victims of Sexual Violence

Dr. Bryana French describes the prevalence and devastating impact of male sexual victimization. Prevalence Sexual violence continues to be a pervasive problem, but the victimization of men is rarely explor