The Society for the Psychological Study of Masculinity and Men, Division 51, American Psychological Association
volume 11
number 3
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Graduate Student Scholarships To Be Offered for Teaching the Psychology of Men Continuing Education Program at the APA San Francisco Convention

  Teaching the Psychology of Men will be a Continuing Education Program during the APA Convention in San Francisco. Seven scholarships will be awarded to graduate students who want to attend the workshop free of charge. Issues related to the psychology of men and masculinity are increasingly identified as important areas in psychology including boy’s and men’s development across the life-span, issues of multiculturalism and sexual orientation, violence against women, homophobia, fathering, men’s health and others. Therefore, the teaching of the psychology of men is central to psychology, yet one of the least developed areas in psychology.

The purpose of this introductory workshop will be to assist psychologists in developing course work on the psychology of men using the theoretical and empirical literature on men and masculinity. Participants will learn basic knowledge on how to create a psychology of men course or how to infuse this content into existing courses on gender or the psychology of women. Each presenter will share their syllabi, reading materials, class manuals, evaluation processes, and other resources. The workshop will discuss pedagogical processes such as traditional lecturing, psychoeducational techniques, group discussion approaches, use of video media, student assessment techniques, managing classroom problems, and the infusion of diversity and multiculturalism as critical content.

The goals of the workshop are to help psychologists: 1) Design a psychology of men course or incorporate the psychology of men into existing courses; 2) Locate syllabi, core concepts, readings, media, self assessments, and other resources to teach the psychology of men; 3) Utilize multiple teaching methods when teaching the psychology of men including psychoeducational and multicultural approaches; and 4) Enumerate the critical problems/dilemmas and solutions when teaching the psychology of men.

The teaching faculty of the workshop include: James M. O'Neil, Ph.D, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Christopher Kilmartin, Ph.D, Mary Washington University, Fredericksburg, VA; Michael Addis, Ph.D, Clark University, Worcester, MA; Abigail Mansfield, MA Clark University, Worcester, MA.

Information about the graduate student scholarships, how to apply, criteria for selection, and the deadline date can be obtained by emailing Jim O’Neil, Chair, Committee on Teaching the Psychology of Men, Division 51 of APA, at:

Registration For APA Continuing Education Programs Begins May 1, 2007: Call 1-800-374-2721, ext. 5991 Online Registration at

  Edited by: Mitchell Hicks, PhD