Traditional masculinity might be harming men, according to guidelines published last year by the American Psychological Association.
The “Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men” details that the socialization of masculinity and a lack of help for men and boys could be the root of several issues men face, such as bullying or incarceration.
Today on All Sides, masculinity, what it means and what can be done to help boys and men achieve a healthy balance.
- Susan Chira, Senior correspondent and editor on gender issues, The New York Times
- Ronald Levant, EdD, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Akron, former APA president and co-editor of the APA volume “The Psychology of Men and Masculinities.”
- Lise Eliot, PhD, professor of neuroscience, Chicago Medical School, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, author of the 2009 book “Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps -- And What We Can Do About It”
- Mary Himmelstein, Social and Health Psychologist, postdoctoral fellow, University of Connecticut, studies masculinity