On Tuesday, the 2nd of February Dr John Barry was interviewed on Talk Radio Europe about recent research of the Male Psychology Network.
By Rico Fischer
According to Vadenllo and Bosson’s (2017) precarious manhood theory, (1) men are not born with manhood but they must earn it; (2) a man earns being seen as a man by behaving in the way that society expects a man to behave; (3) manhood is difficult to earn but easy to lose. So, what happens when your sense of manhood is threatened? According to the theory, men feel aggressive and anxious, and cope by acting in stereotypically masculine ways.
Whether threatening manhood does indeed trigger anxiety, aggression and stereotypically male behaviour was tested in a study recently published in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
My interest in male psychology began when I was the only woman working with a crew engaged in salvage diving: divers, deckhands, researcher and ship’s cook. That was before I trained as a psychologist.
What impressed me most about that experience was the way in which the men depended on one another...
In a talk at UCL on the 15th of December Dr Ben Hine addressed the issue that both men and women face domestic violence. Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Challenging the gendered nature of domestic abuse"</span>
Steve Jones (2016). Lonely Boy: tales from a Sex Pistol. London: William Heinemann.
Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols is renowned for three things: being a Sex Pistol, being a prolific thief, and sleeping with a sizable proportion of the women he met. So when I saw in the media that Steve Jones was publishing an autobiography, I was surprised that the headline focused on him being a victim of child sex abuse.
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. Continue reading “The Male Psychology Network wishes you a Happy New Year!”
Do you have a UK Military Reservist in your family? If so participants are required for a study about the welfare and support offered to families of Reservists. Must be over 18 years of age Continue reading “Do you have a UK Military Reservist in your family?”
Professor Marvin Westwood
We are delighted to announce that Professor Marvin Westwood from the University of British Columbia will be a returning keynote speaker at the 2017 Annual Male Psychology Conference. Professor Westwood is considered one of the leading experts when it comes to therapy for PTSD veterans.
John Barry and Martin Seager gave a fascinating talk at University College London about Male Suicide. Their talk included both reasons for the high suicide rates among men as well as suggestions on how to reach more men. The full presentation is available as a pdf here.