The Society for the Psychological Study of Masculinity and Men, Division 51, American Psychological Association
volume 12
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 Divisional Programming at the APA convention in San Francisco

News from the Program Director: Chen Z. Oren, Ph.D.

Division 51 is proud to announce our outstanding program for the upcoming APA conference in San Francisco including excellent symposia, workshops, posters, and social hours.   The full conference program can be downloaded from the APA website.  Here are some division highlights:

Division 35 and 51 Joint Social Hour

Divs. 51 and 35 invite their members to the second annual joint social hour.  After last year’s success, the joint social hour was a must for this year!  This event sponsored by Divs. 35 and 51 will not be in the convention guide - so please help spread the word!  It will be an excellent time to network with members from both divisions and to socialize with one of our invited addresses, internationally acclaimed Jean Kilbourne.  Details to follow…

Division 51 and Division 35 Joint Invited Address

Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. – So Sexy So Soon: The Sexualization of Childhood

Jean Kilbourne is widely recognized for her pioneering work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising. Her films, slide lectures and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses today. Her book, Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, won the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology in 2000. She is also known for her award-winning documentaries Killing Us Softly, Slim Hopes, and Calling the Shots.  

When: 8/17  Fri: 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Where: Moscone Center Room 304


Division 51 Invited Address

Neil Chethik – What Men Really Think of Their Relationships: Challenging Conventional Wisdom 

Are men really commitment-phobic? Do they refuse to talk about their relationships? Are they really obsessed with sex? Neil Chethik conducted a landmark study of 350 American husbands and shares his surprising answers to these and other questions about men and relationships. Neil also shares what men told him about why they do (or don't) seek psychotherapy, and what styles of therapy work best for them.

BIO: Neil Chethik is an author, researcher, and speaker specializing in men's lives and family issues. He is the author of two books: VoiceMale: What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework and Commitment (Simon & Schuster 2006), and FatherLoss: How Sons of All Ages Come To Terms With the Deaths of Their Dads (Hyperion 2001). His writings have appeared in hundreds of print and web publications. He is currently Writer-in-Residence at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Ky., where he lives with his wife, Kelly Flood, and son, Evan. He can be reached through his website:

When: 8/19 Fri: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Where: Moscone Center Room 3005


Division 51 Social Hour: Members, New Members, Students, & Friends

Our  social hour is an excellent way to connect with other members.  Please be sure to invite potential enthusiasts!

When: 8/18 Sat: 5:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Where: San Francisco Marriott Hotel Golden Gate Salon C1


Division 51 Presidential Address

Mark A. Stevens, Ph.D.           8/18 Sat: 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM


Teaching the Psychology of Men Continuing Education Workshop

This workshop is ideal for all who have an interest in teaching or developing other instruction on the psychology of men. 

When: 8/18 Sat: 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Where: TBA


Other excellent division-sponsored symposia and programs include:

(See full APA Program or See Guide for locations and further details)

Self and Relationships in Men: Exploring alternative approaches 

Chair: Simone S. Ascher, MA           8/17 Fri: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Sukanya Ray, PhD                  

Recent Advances in Gender Role Strain Paradigm Research           

Chair:  Ron F. Levant, EdD              8/17 Fri: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Masculinity, Identity, and Ethnicity: Contributing Factors to Men’s Health Outcomes

Chair: Ron F. Levant, EdD               8/17 Fri: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Division 51 Poster Hour                    8/17 Fri: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Emerging Themes of Masculinity in the Media and Advertising 

Chair: Glenn E. Good, PhD              8/17 Fri: 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Aaron B. Rochlen, PhD 

Discussant: Jean Kilbourne, EdD                   

Boys, socialization and anger; interventions aiming to reduce boyhood aggression           

Chair: Mark S. Kiselica, PhD  

Aimee Coonerty-Femiano, MA           8/17 Fri: 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Assessing and Treating Male Veterans: The Double-Edged Sword of Masculinity  

Chair: Matthew Jakupcak, PhD        8/18 Sat: 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM  

Male-Sensitive Couples and Family Therapy: Clinical Cases and Demonstrations           

Chair: David Shepard, PhD              8/18 Sat: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM  

Division 51, Award Ceremony 

Chair: Lawrence Beer, PhD             8/18 Sat: 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Division 51, Business Hour                8/18 Sat: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Masculinity, Homophobia, and Sexism (Co-sponsored by Division 44)          

Chair:  Andrew P. Smiler, PhD         8/19 Sun: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM

The Present Father: Current Research and Theories (Co-sponsored by Division 17)           

Chair:  Chen Z. Oren, PhD               8/19 Sun: 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

Getting Psychology into the Psychology of Men and Masculinity           

Chair: Michael E. Addis, PhD          8/19 Sun: 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Gender Role Conflict Research Studies:  Assessing Contextual, Therapeutic and Interpersonal Variables

Chair: James M. O'Neil, PhD            8/20 Mon: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Glenn E. Good, PhD

Qualitative and Quantitative Examinations of College Men & Therapy

Chair:  A.J. Metz, PhD                    8/20 Mon: 10:00 AM - 10:50AM

Brigg B. Noyes, MS



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  Edited by: Mitchell Hicks, PhD