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State of Black Boys and Men: Policy and Mental Health Recommendations

Effectively facilitating the development and mental health of Black boys and men requires changes by many systems and individuals, according to a new report by SPSMM’s Racial Ethnic Minority Special Inter
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2017 APA Convention: Main Program

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 Convention
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Incorporating Masculinities into the Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Individuals

When working with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming clients, it’s vital to remember there are many ways to be a man or be masculine, writes Josh Parmenter. Masculine gender role ideals have the potent
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Men and Masculinity in a Changing World Conference

AS A MAN: Are you sometimes confused about what it takes to be manly, successful, and loving in today’s turbulent world? AS A PARENT OR EDUCATOR: Are you concerned about how current models of masculinit
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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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APA Releases “Boys Don’t Cry” Video

Growing up, boys often hear “Boys Don’t Cry” as a stereotypical test of manhood. However, this stigmatizes normal human emotions, negatively affecting boys and men. In this short film, we want to change t
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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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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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Life as a Mexican Man: Conceptions of Masculinity

  Dr. Lizette Ojeda discusses findings from interviews with Mexican men on their conceptions of masculinity. My interest in understanding Mexican masculinity was due in part by not understanding the men in