We all want to do the best for our clients and most people believe in gender equality, but what if I told you that the motivation to see men and women as the same might be limiting your ability as a therapist?
Lecture by Martin Seager & John Barry: What do men and women say they want from therapy? Results of a recent survey of 350 men and women led by Louise Liddon. Continue reading “Lecture: What do men and women say they want from therapy?”
This survey is for adults (18+) in England who needed treatment or support from a medical professional for a mental or emotional problem at some point within the last 12 months but didn’t get it.
The survey has 10 questions and should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey has two parts. The first part is about barriers to treatment and support and the second part is about you.
The purpose of the survey is to understand why people don’t get treatment or support from medical professionals for mental and emotional problems. The survey is being conducted as part of a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Social Research Methods & Evaluation through The University of Huddersfield. Your feedback is really important and will also be used to inform organisations working to improve mental healthcare in England.
All responses will be anonymous. This means that nobody will know who took part in the survey.
The survey will close on Friday 7th April.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Edward Fraser at U1574738@unimail.hud.ac.uk.
After a meeting last week, the BPS confirmed yesterday that the Male Psychology Section ballot would have to be postponed. Continue reading “Postponed: Vote for the BPS Section”
John Barry presented for the British Psychological Society’s ‘Psychology in the Pub’ at the Tavern Bar in Plymouth on 16th of March 2017. Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Are Psychologists doing enough to help Men and Boys? Psychology at the Pub"</span>
When a child rejects a parent with whom they had a prior loving, good-enough relationship – too often no-one seeks to answer the question “Why?”
PhD research study
Life without children – lived experience of a man who wanted to be a dad Continue reading “Research Participation Request: Life without children – lived experience of a man who wanted to be a dad”
John Barry, Male Psychology Network
The phenomenon of ingroup favouritism and outgroup bias is a cornerstone of social psychology. The strength of such biases vary by group e.g. it is well-established that higher-status groups invoke more ingroup bias (e.g. Nosek et al, 2002). Men in general (historically and cross-culturally) have higher status than women in the public realm (politics, finance etc), so one would expect that male identity invokes a high level of ingroup bias. However research shows that – uniquely in social identity theory – male identity, unlike female identity, invokes no significant ingroup bias (e.g. Richeson & Ambady, 2001).
We call upon the Welsh Assembly to persuade the Welsh Government to protect children and young people in Wales by formally recognising ‘Parental Alienation’ as a form of emotional abuse of children. Continue reading “Petition: Formally recognising ‘Parental Alienation’ as a form of emotional abuse of children”
By Jenny Young
My PhD study explores what it is like to be a man and care for a partner due to their cancer diagnosis. However, it took some twists and turns through the literature before I decided to focus solely on the male perspective.