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The Art of Masculinity

Jun 25, 2020

On this episode:

The majority of men and boys are not violent, men have poor health habits and they are dying more, how anger is the tip of the iceberg and under it are the vulnerable emotions, how young boys are taught to never show vulnerability, how parents play a unique roll in boys socialization, the way fatherhood is beginning to evolve and change, why anger is prohibited for girls and showing emotions is prohibited for boys, asking yourself: Is this a "you" problem or a "they" problem? and so much more!

"Lust and aggression are the two emotional expressions that man are allow to have in society"

"Some guys don´t realize that even if you´re not carrying the child, you still have an active involvement in every aspect"


Book released everywhere on July 1, 2020: The Tough Standard: The Hard Truths About Masculinity and Violence

Bio: Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D., ABPP, earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University. He was on the faculty of Boston University, where he directed the nationally prominent Fatherhood Project, Rutgers University, Harvard Medical School at The Cambridge Hospital, and the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, where he also served as Dean. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology, The University of Akron, where he was Dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Core Faculty in the Counseling Psycholgy Program. Dr. Levant was the 2005 President of APA, and served as the Editor of the Psychology of Men and Masculinity from 2007-2015.

Dr. Levant has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited 19 books and over 250 peer-reviewed refereed journal articles and book chapters in the psychology of men and masculinities, family and gender psychology, and advancing professional psychology. He has developed and evaluated a number of psychological measures designed to assess a variety of gender-related constructs. These include: The original Male Role Norms Inventory (MRNI), the Revised (MRNI-R), the Short Form (MRNI-SF), the Very Brief Form (MRNI-VB) and the Adolescent (MRNI-A) and Adolescent-revised (MRNI-A-r) versions. In addition he developed the Normative Male Alexithymia Scale (NMAS) and Brief Form (NMAS_BF), The Femininity Ideology Scale (FIS) and Short Form (FIS-SF), the Health Behavior Inventory-20 (HBI-20) and Short Form (HBI-SF), the Women's Non-Traditional Sexuality Questionnaire (WNSQ), the Father's Expectations About Son's Masculinity Scale (FEASMS), and the Aging Adult's Masculinity Ideology Inventory (AAMII).

Dr. Levant's signature contribution has been in establishing the empirical foundation for the “Normative Male Alexithymia” hypothesis. In addition, Levant developed Alexithymia Reduction Treatment (ART), a brief psychoeducational intervention designed to remediate normative male alexithymia in order to prepare men to engage more fully in psychotherapy. ART is designed as an adjunctive treatment that can be administered prior to, or concurrently with, standard care.

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