The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association advances knowledge in the psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy, and improved clinical practice.
SPSMM provides a forum for members to discuss critical issues faced by men of all races, ethnicities, classes, sexual orientations, and ability/disability statuses. To this end, SPSMM publishes its APA journal, the Psychology of Men & Masculinity, and a Division 51 Newsletter quarterly. SPSMM also advances the psychology of men and masculinity by providing extensive programming at the APA annual convention, offering several listserves supporting information distribution and networking by members, and providing a web site offering information and resources. Further, SPSMM sponsors Task Forces on a variety of topics, such as Boys & Adolescents, Men & Depression, Sexual Harassment, Men & Careers, and Men & Health.
SPSMM members also have the opportunity to get together at the annual APA Convention and at the annual “Midwinter” convention. These meetings are characterized by warm fellowship and intensive interaction. A rich interplay of ideas and feelings ranges across personal, clinical, and research issues. Participant comments include: “I have benefited as a clinician, a researcher, and a person,” “I have gained greater insight into the perspectives of men,” and “This has been a wonderfully enriching experience, both personally and professionally.”
SPSMM Members receive the following benefits:
- A subscription to the Division 51 journal, Psychology of Men & Masculinity.
- The opportunity to subscribe to the SPSMM listserv. This listserv is an internet resource through which SPSMM members exchange information and ideas, discuss research and practice, and make connections with their colleagues.
- Personal and professional connections with people who share similar interests.
- The opportunity to influence the direction of one of APA’s newest divisions.
- Join SPSMM today!