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Men’s Mental Health and Gender Role Conflict: A Call to Action

Dr. Jim O’Neil explains the negative effects of trying to live out cultural notions of masculinity and what we can do about it. My approach to understanding men’s mental health has been to do research o
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Energy Drinks + Traditional Masculinity = Sleep problems?

Drs. Ron Levant and Mike Parent discuss the negative effects of energy drinks and the traditionally masculine men who drink them. Energy drinks are growing in popularity. In 2011, sales of energy drink beverage
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How to Help Men Feel Good about Couples Therapy

Drs. David Shepard and Michele Harway identify 5 strategies designed to help men feel comfortable in couples therapy. Couples therapy is the treatment of choice for distressed couples, but success rates are les
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Men’s Body Image and the Muscular Ideal

Dr. Don McCreary provides an overview of research on men’s drive for muscularity.  Prior to the year 2000, men were largely absent from both social and clinical discussions about body image concerns. The
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Reflections on the 9-11 Firehouse Project

Dr. Warren Spielberg discusses death, grief, mourning, and coping among firefighters who responded to the WTC attack on September 11, 2001. This paper describes my year as a consulting psychologist attached to
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Loneliness, Emotional Vulnerability, and Connection: One Man’s Therapy Story

Dr. Larry Beer describes one man’s struggle to overcome his longstanding feelings of loneliness.  The pain of loneliness. The fear of being vulnerable. These are common feelings that many of the men who
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The Healing Power of Compassion

Dr. Edward Adams describes how therapists and other professionals can use compassion and self-compassion to help their clients. Ben was a wounded man. His wife divorced him to marry her lover and moved far awa
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Cross-Cultural and Gender Perspectives on War and Conflict in the Middle East

Taleb Khairallah discusses how misunderstandings between cultural groups can escalate conflict. Much of the conflict in the Middle East is sustained by historical and cultural factors that are confusing and dif
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But, Aren’t You a Woman?

Stefanie T. Greenberg explains why women should be active participants in Men’s Studies. “You’re a woman, but you study men’s issues?!” Ironic, yes, I am a woman and I study men’s issues. Why so
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Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty By Helping Teen Fathers

Teens who become parents usually spend most of their adulthood in or near poverty. So do their kids, of course. We know that growing up in or near poverty makes it harder for kids to reach their own potential.