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Societal Pressures to “Man Up” for Adolescent Boys: It’s Not That Simple

Dr. Christopher Reigeluth reviews recent research that finds boys can be highly emotionally expressive within the context of close male friendship. From commonly uttered and popularized policing of masculinity
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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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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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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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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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Sports Talk Is Small Talk

Andrew P. Smiler, Ph.D., says talking sports keeps guys connected. Fall is a great time to be an American sports fan. Football is back. In a few weeks, the MLB playoffs will start with all the drama of the Worl
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Unmasking Masculinity: Helping Boys Become Connected Men (Video)

Dr. Ryan McKelley, licensed psychologist and associate professor of psychology, discusses how the emotional masks that some boys and men wear can negatively impact their physical and psychology health. The talk
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Crimes Against Nature (video)

Dr. Chris Kilmartin, a professor of Psychology at the University of Mary Washington (UMW), presents his one-man show, Crimes Against Nature. This 80-minute solo performance piece that takes a humorous and compe
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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