After a meeting last week, the BPS confirmed yesterday that the Male Psychology Section ballot would have to be postponed. Continue reading “Postponed: Vote for the BPS Section”
John Barry presented for the British Psychological Society’s ‘Psychology in the Pub’ at the Tavern Bar in Plymouth on 16th of March 2017. Continue reading “Are Psychologists doing enough to help Men and Boys? Psychology at the Pub”
When a child rejects a parent with whom they had a prior loving, good-enough relationship – too often no-one seeks to answer the question “Why?”
PhD research study
Life without children – lived experience of a man who wanted to be a dad Continue reading “Research Participation Request: Life without children – lived experience of a man who wanted to be a dad”
John Barry, Male Psychology Network
The phenomenon of ingroup favouritism and outgroup bias is a cornerstone of social psychology. The strength of such biases vary by group e.g. it is well-established that higher-status groups invoke more ingroup bias (e.g. Nosek et al, 2002). Men in general (historically and cross-culturally) have higher status than women in the public realm (politics, finance etc), so one would expect that male identity invokes a high level of ingroup bias. However research shows that – uniquely in social identity theory – male identity, unlike female identity, invokes no significant ingroup bias (e.g. Richeson & Ambady, 2001).
We call upon the Welsh Assembly to persuade the Welsh Government to protect children and young people in Wales by formally recognising ‘Parental Alienation’ as a form of emotional abuse of children. Continue reading “Petition: Formally recognising ‘Parental Alienation’ as a form of emotional abuse of children”
By Jenny Young
My PhD study explores what it is like to be a man and care for a partner due to their cancer diagnosis. However, it took some twists and turns through the literature before I decided to focus solely on the male perspective.
By Rico Fischer
There is the belief that heterosexuals have casual sex (one-night stands or one-off sex with acquaintances) because they simply desire the pleasure that comes with it. The underlying assumption here is that the only reason men and women, but particularly men, have casual sex, is to be quickly satisfied. Research shows that in committed relationships, there are myriads of reasons, including emotional satisfaction. But casual sex is different, right?
I am looking for adult Muslim male participants, who normally reside in the UK, to take part in my MSc Psychology research project via an online survey. Continue reading “Call for Muslim male participants”
Dr Ben Hine
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of West London
The UK government currently defines domestic violence and abuse in the following way:
“Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.