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The psychology of men and masculinities / edited by Ronald F. Levant, Department of Psychology, the University of Akron, Y. Joel Wong, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Indiana University

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Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2017.

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"The psychology of men and masculinities is a thriving, growing field dedicated to the study of how men's lives shape--and are shaped by--sex and gender. This volume shows how far the field has advanced and what directions it is taking. It explains and evaluates major theories, research, and applications, with an emphasis on the gender role strain paradigm and related theories. In addition, it synthesizes research on men's mental and physical health, as well as therapeutic interventions and prevention programs. Special attention is given to ethnic, racial, and sexual minority men. With such broad and inclusive coverage, this volume will be a standard reference for researchers and practitioners in this field and an essential part of university courses on men and masculinities."-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Foreword : a brief history of the psychology of men and masculinities / Joseph H. Pleck -- Introduction : maturation of the psychology of men and masculinities / Ronald F. Levant and Y. Joel Wong -- I. Gender role strain paradigm and related theories. The gender role strain paradigm / Ronald F. Levant and Wizdom A. Powell -- Masculinity ideologies / Edward H. Thompson, Jr. and Kate M. Bennett -- Masculinity as a heuristic : gender role conflict theory, superorganisms, and system-level thinking / James M. O'Neil, Stephen R. Wester, Martin Heesacker, and Steven J. Snowden -- A critical discursive approach to studying masculinities / Sarah Seymour-Smith -- A review of selected theoretical perspectives and research in the psychology of men and masculinities / Anthony J. Isacco and Jay C. Wade -- II. Men's mental and physical health. Men's depression and help-seeking through the lenses of gender / Michael E. Addis and Ethan Hoffman -- A review of research on men's physical health / Brendan Gough and Steve Robertson -- A review of research on men's body image and drive for muscularity / Sarah K. Murnen and Bryan T. Karazsia -- III. Ethnic, racial, and sexual minority men. The intersection of race, ethnicity, and masculinities : progress, problems, and prospects / Y. Joel Wong, Tao Liu, and Elyssa M. Klann -- Gay, bisexual, and transgender masculinities / Mike C. Parent and Tyler C. Bradstreet -- IV. Implications for practice. Counseling, psychotherapy, and psychological interventions for boys and men / Gary R. Brooks -- Dysfunction strain and intervention programs aimed at men's violence, substance use, and help-seeking behaviors / Christopher T.H. Liang, Carin Molenaar, Christina Hermann, and Louis A. Rivera -- V. Conclusion. Conclusion : addressing controversies and unresolved questions in the psychology of men and masculinities / Y. Joel Wong and Ronald F. Levant.
I. Gender role strain paradigm and related theories -- II. Men's mental and physical health -- III. Ethnic, racial, and sexual minority men -- IV. Implications for practice -- V. Conclusion.
Summary
"Decades ago, the emergence of feminist psychology upended the old order by redefining sex and gender. Soon thereafter, scholars such as Ron Levant recognized the importance of doing a similar critical analysis of men. Now, years later, the psychology of men and masculinities is a thriving, growing field illuminating the impact of sex and gender on the lives of men. This highly anticipated volume shows how far the field has advanced and what directions it is taking. It explains and evaluates major theories, research, and applications, with an emphasis on the gender role strain paradigm, which is an empirical, feminist, and social constructionist approach that is based primarily in psychology and that relies largely on quantitative research. The chapters also synthesize research on men's mental and physical health, including depression, help-seeking, stigma, body image, and the physical health effects of masculinity. Special attention is given to ethnic, racial, and sexual minority men. Finally, the book surveys the growing body of work on therapeutic and preventive interventions for men, as well as programs aimed at men's violence, substance use, and lack of self-care. With such broad and inclusive coverage, this volume will be a standard reference for researchers and practitioners in this field and an essential part of university courses on men and masculinities"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).
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Subject
Men -- Psychology.
Masculinity.
Sex role.
Gender identity.
Men -- psychology
Masculinity
Gender Identity
Hommes -- Psychologie.
Masculinité.
Rôle selon le sexe.
Identité sexuelle.
sex role.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- Lifespan Development.
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Gender identity. (OCoLC)fst00939593
Masculinity. (OCoLC)fst01011027
Men -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01016021
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Genre/Form
Electronic books.
Added Author
Levant, Ronald F., editor.
Wong, Y. Joel, editor.
Other Form:
Print version: Psychology of men and masculinities. First edition. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2017] 9781433826900 (DLC) 2016036545 (OCoLC)966184374
ISBN
9781433826917 (electronic bk.)
1433826917 (electronic bk.)
9781433826900 (print ed.)
1433826909 (print ed.)