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- Call for Papers: Examining Men and Boys, Masculinity, and Physical Health
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Psychology of Men & Masculinity ® is devoted to the dissemination of research, theory, and clinical scholarship that advances the psychology of men and masculinity. This discipline is defined broadly as the study of how boys' and men's psychology is influenced and shaped by both gender and sex, and encompasses the study of the social construction of gender, sex differences and similarities, and biological processes.
We are interested in work that arises from applied specialties (clinical, counseling, school, and I/O psychology), foundational areas (social, developmental, cognition, emotion, and biopsychology), and integrative fields (neuroscience, behavioral medicine, and behavioral neuroendocrinology).
We welcome research using diverse methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
Scholarship advancing our understanding of men's psychology across the life span; across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity groups; across national boundaries; and across historical time is welcome.
Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- the processes and consequences of male gender role socialization, including its impact on men's health, behavior, interpersonal relationships, emotional development, violence, and well-being
- biological factors influencing male development
- gender role strain, stress, and conflict
- masculinity ideology and norms
- men's utilization of psychological and physical health services
- assessment and measurement issues
- conceptualization and assessment of interventions addressing men's understanding of masculinity
- body image and muscularity
- sexual development, health, and dysfunction
- addictive behaviors
- the victimization of male children and adults
- boys' and men's relationships with girls and women and with each other
William Ming Liu
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
Stephen R. Wester
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Y. Joel Wong
Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Assistant Managing Editor
Clark University, Worcester, MA
Aaron J. Blashill
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
Private Practice, Washington, DC
Richard O. de Visser
University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
Amanda B. Diekman
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Joshua M. Feinberg
Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ
New York State Office of Mental Health, Newburgh, NY
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Anthony J. Isacco
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Maryland–College Park, College Park, MD
Private Practice, Seattle, WA
Lisa K. Kearney
VA Center for Integrated Healthcare, San Antonio TX
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Suzanne H. Lease
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Debbiesiu L. Lee
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
James E. Leone
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
Christopher T. H. Liang
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Abigail K. Mansfield
Private Practice, Providence, RI
Ryon C. McDermott
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Thomas J. McMahon
Yale University School of Medicine, Shelton, CT
Todd G. Morrison
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK, Canada
Sarah K. Murnen
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Roberta L. Nutt
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Mike C. Parent
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Wizdom Allava Powell
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC
University of Westminster, London, UK
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Francisco J. Sánchez
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Andrew P. Smiler
Evaluation and Education Services LLC, Winston–Salem, NC
Jesse A. Steinfeldt
Indiana University–Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Private Practice, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Joseph D. Wellman
California State University – San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
Brian L.B. Willoughby
University of Massachusetts, Boston, Boston, MA
Paul J. Wright
Indiana University Bloomington, the Media School, Bloomington, IN
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College of Education
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Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1529
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Rochlen, A. B., McKelley, R. A., & Whittaker, T. W. (2010). Stay-at-home fathers' reasons for entering the role and stigma experiences: A preliminary report. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 11(4), 7–14. doi.org/10.1037/a0017774
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Kiselica, M.S., Englar-Carlson, M., & Horne, A.M. (Eds.) (2008). Counseling troubled boys: A guidebook for professionals. New York: Routledge
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Wong, Y. J. & Horn, A. J. (2016). Enhancing and diversifying research methods in the psychology of men and masculinities. Y. J. Wong & S. R. Wester (Eds.). APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities (pp. 231–256). Washington DC: APA.
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