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Gay, Irish, human rights advocate. Much therapeutic experience working with men who are suicidal, self-harming or otherwise traumatised. Doing my PhD on men's emotional problems,their help-seeking behaviours and what happens when they actually seek help. A long-term, pro-active interest in preventing child abuse and supporting the adult survivors of such abuse.
Oliffe et al. (2010) think that suicidal men either choose the path of connection or the path of escape, and if the latter, then that means those men have been adversely affected by masculine ideals.... Read more »
Oliffe, J., Ogrodniczuk, J., Bottorff, J., Johnson, J., & Hoyak, K. (2010) “You feel like you can’t live anymore”: Suicide from the perspectives of men who experience depression. Social Science . DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.03.057
Boman and Walker (2010) argue that the construct of 'general self-efficacy' (GSE) negatively affects men's help-seeking behaviours. Nothing new, as such, about that, except that their research study reinforces just how profound this ingrained social problem really is in Australia, as elsewhere. ... Read more »
Gay men who feel compelled to act less gay or even straight in certain social situations are, according to Blashill and Vander Wal (2010), more likely to get anxious and/or depressed.... Read more »
Blashill, A., & Vander Wal, J. (2010) Gender Role Conflict as a Mediator between Social Sensitivity and Depression in a Sample of Gay Men. International Journal of Men's Health, 9(1), 26-39. DOI: 10.3149/jmh.0901.26
Could it be that becoming more psychologically flexible could effectively heal much psychopathology? Kashdan and Rottenberg (2010) seem to think so.... Read more »
Kashdan, T., & Rottenberg, J. (2010) Psychological Flexibility as a Fundamental Aspect of Health. Clinical Psychology Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2010.03.001
The atypical use of powerful antipsychotic agents like risperidone should, according to Rattehalli et al. (2010), invoke much needed research. According to the authors, we still have so much to learn about cause and effect, when it comes to risperidone and drugs of a similar ilk. ... Read more »
Rattehalli, RD, Jayaram, MB, & Smith, M. (2010) Risperidone versus placebo for schizophrenia. The Cochrane Library. info:/10.1002/14651858.CD006918.pub2
Chan and Hayashi (2010) think that Japanese men might be badly afflicted by gender role conflict, only to happily discover that it's nothing that can't be fixed by a bit of cognitive therapy.... Read more »
Chan, R.K.H., & Hayashi, K. (2010) Gender Roles and Help-Seeking Behaviour: Promoting Professional Help among Japanese Men. Journal of Social Work, 10(3), 243-262. info:/
Kay and Jeffries (2010) take a look at life in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and how difficult it might be for gay men abused within their intimate relationships to get the professional support they might so desperately need.... Read more »
Kay, M., & Jeffries, S. (2010) Homophobia, Heteronormativism and Hegemonic Masculinity: Male Same-Sex Intimate Violence from the Perspective of Brisbane Service Providers. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 17(3), 412-423. DOI: 10.1080/13218710903566953
As we grapple to understand why so many men seem to get so depressed but then do nothing positive about it, Fields and Cochran (2010) alternatively challenge health service providers to think more about what they are doing, or not, to assist depressed men.... Read more »
Fields, A., & Cochran, S. (2010) Men and Depression: Current Perspectives for Health Care Professionals. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/1559827610378347
Oh, the eternal angst of working out why men get home from a hard day at the office and promptly plunk themselves firmly on the sofa! Thebaud(2010) reckons it might be because to the man whose brain has been infiltrated by hegemonic masculinity, breadwinning out there is the only sort of bread that should ever be made.... Read more »
Thebaud, S. (2010) Masculinity, Bargaining, and Breadwinning: Understanding Men's Housework in the Cultural Context of Paid Work. Gender , 24(3), 330-354. DOI: 10.1177/0891243210369105
Needham and Hill (2010) claim to have conjured up 'the first study (ever) to consider whether gender differences in mental health contribute to gendered
patterns of (physical) disease'. In the end, it all seems to rest on the plausability of internalised (female) vs. externalised (male) disorders.... Read more »
Needham, B., & Hill, T. (2010) Do gender differences in mental health contribute to gender differences in physical health?☆. Social Science . DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.07.016
What part does gender have to play in the practice of food, and eating? Apparently, acording to Cairns et al. (2010), quite a lot. Moreover, it would seem that men hog the public spotlight of culinary high art while women are confined to boiling eggs for the masses, at home.... Read more »
Cairns, K., Johnston, J., & Baumann, S. (2010) Caring About Food: Doing Gender in the Foodie Kitchen. Gender , 24(5), 591-615. DOI: 10.1177/0891243210383419
Cowburn (2010) suggests that to effectively deal with the problem of male sexual violence, we must pay closer attention to the role of masculinity in shaping harmful behaviours and attitudes.... Read more »
Cowburn, M. (2010) Invisible men: Social reactions to male sexual coercion - bringing men and masculinities into community safety and public policy. Critical Social Policy, 30(2), 225-244. DOI: 10.1177/0261018309358308
Masocco et al. (2009) wonder why the suicide rate differs so much from region-to-region across Italy, although they note that marriage does indeed tend to protect some men from suicide. They call for greater understanding of the socio-cultural variables that might influence suicidal ideation.... Read more »
Masocco, M., Pompili, M., Vanacore, N., Innamorati, M., Lester, D., Girardi, P., Tatarelli, R., & Vichi, M. (2009) Completed Suicide and Marital Status According to the Italian Region of Origin. Psychiatric Quarterly, 81(1), 57-71. DOI: 10.1007/s11126-009-9118-2
If you are going to argue, as Mac an Ghaill and Haywood (2010) do here, that masculinity does not provide a suitable template for understanding suicidal behaviour in boys, you would need to define which particular theory (or theories) of masculinity you are talking about.... Read more »
Mac an Ghaill, M., & Haywood, C. (2010) Understanding Boys': Thinking Through Boys, Masculinity And Suicide. Social Science . DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.07.036
Prohaska and Gailey (2010) refer to the practice of men who seek 'out women they [those men] perceive as fat or unattractive for sport or sexual gratification’ as 'hogging' (p.13). The big ticket issue, therefore, pivots between men who hate women absolutely and men who love other men for all the wrong reasons. In short, misogyny and homosociality.
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Prohaska, A., & Gailey, J. (2010) Achieving masculinity through sexual predation: the case of hogging. Journal of Gender Studies, 19(1), 13-25. DOI: 10.1080/09589230903525411
Using a narrative interview approach, Hallden and Christensson (2010)document the lived experiences of 10 young men in Sweden, whose girlfriends had procured an abortion. Central to how those young men reacted to that abortion process, was a strong desire to be as supportive as they possibly could be of their girlfriends. ... Read more »
Halldén, B., & Christensson, K. (2010) Swedish Young Men's Lived Experiences of a Girlfriend's Early Induced Abortion. International Journal of Men's Health, 9(2), 126-143. DOI: 10.3149/jmh.0902.126
The underlying motivation for why 15 men in Israel had murdered or attempted to murder their female partners is explored here with considerable insight and tact by Elisha et al. (2009). The authors call for increased research into the 'types' of men who perpetrate such despicable acts.... Read more »
Elisha, E., Idisis, Y., Timor, U., & Addad, M. (2009) Typology of Intimate Partner Homicide: Personal, Interpersonal, and Environmental Characteristics of Men Who Murdered Their Female Intimate Partner. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 54(4), 494-516. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X09338379
A big meta-analysis by Lindberg et al. (2010) tells the truth yet again: given the right conditions, boys and girls perform equally well in math. What the authors (2010) wonder, and I do too, is how come such stridently sexist stereotypes persist about the capabilities of females to do math, when in fact there is no substance whatsoever to promulgate or sustain such stereotypes? Liberating news for women who like to count and for men, who like me, love poetry…... Read more »
Lindberg, S., Hyde, J., Petersen, J., & Linn, M. (2010) New trends in gender and mathematics performance: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 136(6), 1123-1135. DOI: 10.1037/a0021276
Lima et al. (2010) review the research literature to dig up that long-buried truth that children who miss out on good bonding with parents can suffer mental health problems into adulthood. ... Read more »
Lima, A., Mello, M., & Mari, J. (2010) The role of early parental bonding in the development of psychiatric symptoms in adulthood. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 23(4), 383-387. DOI: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e32833a51ce
Who would have thought that men put so much thought into not ordering fish but steak, bangers and mash but not strawberries and cream? Gal and Wilkie (2010) say more please and many men end up with perpetual tummy ache.... Read more »
Gal, D., & Wilkie, J. (2010) Real Men Don't Eat Quiche: Regulation of Gender-Expressive Choices by Men. Social Psychological and Personality Science. DOI: 10.1177/1948550610365003
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