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Masculinity and Fathers’ Expectations

Zach Gerdes and Dr. Ronald F. Levant describe some of the hazards when men try to raise macho sons. It’s not revolutionary to say that fathers influence their sons when it comes to what sons learn about “ma
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Caring is Masculine: Stay-at-home Fathers and Masculine Identity

  When men become stay-at-home-fathers (SAHFs), they develop new masculine identities that best support their caregiving role and experiences, according to new research by Joyce Lee and Dr. Shawna Lee.  
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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 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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Change in Stereotypes of Fathers, 1950-2050

In the future, parents will be more similar than today and still maintain distinct, gender-typical attributes finds researcher Sarah Banchefsky.   What does it mean to “be a man”? For the past century,
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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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Fathers and Sons: New Light on an Unexamined Relationship

Fathers who raise sons to adhere to narrow definitions of masculinity produce children with lower self-esteem and higher levels of alcohol use, says Dr. Ron Levant.   In the Broadway play “Kinky Boots”
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Do Television’s Dads Make a Difference for New Fathers?

  Expectant fathers learn about fatherhood from television, moreso than expectant mothers learn about motherhood, says Dr. Patty Kuo.   Dimwit Homer Simpson, goofy Phil Murphy of Modern Family, and me
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The Loneliness of Fatherhood

Our culture often provides a romantic image of fathers enjoying time with their children, but many men say it makes them lonely.   Being a father is a complicated human experience. Father’s Day celebrate
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Measuring Father Involvement with Portuguese Men

For each new edition of the Psychology of Men and Masculinity, we interview authors from a selected publication to highlight some of the exciting research published in the journal. This interview is with João