As a psychologist, I predominantly help individuals heal and grow, and sprinkle their minds with insights and good maxims for healthy living. Giving the media an interview isn’t topmost on my agenda. But because of my expertise, I am occasionally tapped by media when… continue reading Why I Give Media Interviews
Who defines what it means to be a man? As boys grow up in our culture, they are bombarded with images and messages about this topic from many different sources: movies, advertisements, parents, and peers, to name just a few. Perhaps one of the… continue reading Men, Sports, and the Culture of Masculinity
Over our many years of working with clients at the Men’s Resource Center, we have found that just about every man struggles with what it means to be a “real” man. Many have been traumatized by the aggressive process of male socialization common in… continue reading What it Means to be a “Real” Man
I recently read an excellent article that discussed how men and women respond differently to grief caused by loss. According to the article, most of those who attend grief support groups are women. And, most who seek to discuss their feelings and connect about… continue reading Changing How Men Respond to Grief
Jovan Belcher’s murder of Kasandra Perkins and his subsequent suicide is yet another tragic story of lethal domestic violence; man kills woman then turns gun on himself, only to leave an orphaned infant daughter. How many times are we going to hear about these… continue reading Male Socialization: How it Can Destroy Lives
For many years research has stated that violence toward women is propelled by man’s need for power and control. In Hanna Rosin’s new book, “The End of Men,” she makes the case that men are losing power and significance in a world that requires… continue reading Is the End of Domestic Violence in Sight?
Sexual acting out made the news recently when United States’ Secret Service men and military personnel were accused of misconduct for their alleged trysts with prostitutes in Cartagena, Columbia. Prostitution is legal in Columbia so this is not a question of legality. According to… continue reading Sexual Acting Out Among the Elite
Helping men deal with grief and loss is particularly challenging. This is, in part, because extensive male socialization and training has taught men that they should bury those emotions, “suck it up,” or otherwise dismiss what they feel. This can cause a man to… continue reading Men’s Support Groups Help with Grief and Loss
The Penn State sexual abuse scandal is a sad testament as to how the rules for the game of football sometimes don’t transfer to the Game of Life. In football, young men are taught to follow the rules or they will get penalized and… continue reading Why don’t the Rules of Football transfer to the Game of Life?
In the lead article of his consistently excellent magazine, Voice Male, Rob Okun recently decried the recent murders in Norway and wrote of his frustration that the media still does not “connect the dots,” failing to recognize violence is a result of male socialization… continue reading After the heinous murders in Norway: A plea for a national alliance of men