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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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Recommendations for Integrating Masculinities into Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (TGNC)

In 2017, a work group of the Sexual and Gender Minorities Special Interest Group of APA Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity) wrote a summary of masculinities-related concerns
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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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When Men Perceive Anti-Male Bias

Men who perceive bias against men may compensate by discriminating again women, according to new research by Dr. Clara L. Wilkins Men in the US increasingly identify as victims of gender discrimination. Men bel
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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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Andrew Smiler publishes book for teen boys: “Dating and Sex”

Congratulations to D51 member Andrew P. Smiler on the publication of his new book, “Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy.” Written for teen boys, Dating and Sex provides them with
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Joseph Simons-Rudolph and Andrew Smiler discuss masculinity & violence on Coastline

SPSMM members Joseph Simons-Rudolph and Andrew Smiler joined host Rachel Lewis Hilburn for a discussion of the links between masculinity and violence a week after the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando
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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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Statement on Violence, Mental Health, and Masculinity (2014)

Statement on Violence, Mental Health, and Masculinity Background and Overview The mission of The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM) is to promote the critical study of how gender