The Male Psychology Network wishes you a Happy New Year!

2016 has been a fantastic year for us so we thought we would take a moment to look back at some of the highlights and then look ahead.

  • May 2016. Lots of media interest in our publication on sex differences in toy preference in children as young as 9 months old
  • June 2016. UK premiere of the film Welcome to the Men’s Group
  • June 2016. 3rd Annual Male Psychology Conference at UCL with a range of fantastic speakers (videos here).
  • We launched the new and improved Male Psychology website. Well done to Rico Fischer for all his incredible work on this.
  • October 2016. Enough of you voted for the Male Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society that the BPS are going to have a final ballot on this in 2017. Watch your letterbox for a letter from the BPS around March.
  • December 2016. Christmas day saw the publication of a special issue of the journal New Male Studies, dedicated to papers based on the Male Psychology conference in June.
  • Throughout the year we have held various presentations and events, gaining many members in the process.

Looking ahead for 2017 a lot is coming up – follow us on Twitter to stay informed. We will become more active on Facebook and our own website with weekly blog entries. Also:

  • January 17-19. The Male Psychology Network will present current research findings and talking to the press at the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference.
  • Feb 23. Lecture at UCL on therapists views of sex differences in needs in therapy
  • March 16. BPS Psychology in the Pub event: John Barry talks in Plymouth about male psychology.
  • March 23. Lecture at UCL on differences in what men and women say they want from therapy
  • March – April. Watch your letterbox for a letter from the BPS asking you to vote for the creation a Male Psychology Section of the BPS. All of who you are BPS members please remember to vote!
  • June 23-24. The 4th Annual Male Psychology Conference will take place at UCL. We will have an extremely interesting range of excellent speakers. The feedback for this event is always excellent, Tickets are on sale now – book early for the early bird rate and to avoid disappointment.
  • Oct 25. BPS Psychology in the Pub event: John Barry talks in Exeter about male psychology.
  • Nov 19. International Men’s Day. We will have several events around this time – follow us on Twitter to be updated.
  • These are just a few of the things ahead. By the end of the year we should be a Section of the BPS, in which case the first issue of Male Psychology, a quarterly journal, will be launched.


We would like to thank you all for being part of this network and keeping up with, and contributing to, developments in Male Psychology. Remember that we have many other events coming up all over Britain. If you have anything to share for our blog please get in touch – we would love to help you.


Best wishes for a landmark 2017!


The Male Psychology Network

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