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Jan 11 - Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association


 


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Jan 11 - Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological a*sociation
 

 
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A new 36-page report from the American Psychological a*sociation spotlights the organization’s first official warning against what some call toxic masculinity.

The document, titled “APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men” was featured in the January issue of its magazine, Monitor on Psychology. Its aim is to help providers with male patients “despite social forces that can harm mental health.”


Developed by several experts between 2005-2018, the guidelines are aspirational “statements that suggest or recommend specific professional behavior, endeavor, or conduct for psychologists” and differ from standards, which are considered “mandatory and may be accompanied by an enforcement mechanism,” according to the report.

One of its primary guidelines warns against the “masculinity ideology.”

Traditional masculinity, as the APA defines it, refers to masculinity cognitions “that have held sway over large segments of the population, including: anti-femininity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk, and violence.” These behaviors are often influenced by social, cultural and contextual norms, whether that’s socialization by friends, imitating parent behavior or adopting media portrayals.

Researchers say conforming to such traditional masculinity may limit males’ psychological development, negatively influence mental health and result in gender role conflict, all of which have been addressed in previous research. For example, studies have shown boys are disproportionately more likely to have learning difficulties and behavior problems in school — and men, overrepresented in prisons, are more likely than women to commit violent crimes or be a victim of violent crime.


The ideology has been linked to physical health problems as well, including cardiovascular issues, substance abuse and early mortality, not to mention general quality-of-life issues. A groundbreaking World Health Organization study in 2017 found exposure to rigid gender norms can be established in children by age 10 or 11 and increases boys’ chance of depression and suicide. Overall, males are four times more likely to die from suicide than females.


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91 comments for "Jan 11 - Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association"

 3 months ago '15        #2
PineappleOG 41 heat pts41
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Pseudoscience

Very little empiricism in psychology, it’s a joke science unless you’re using it on animals

Even further stoicism is viewed in this study as a negative quality


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 3 months ago '14        #3
Sphynx 161 heat pts161
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There's nothing "traditional" about toxic masculinity, which is what this article is referring to
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 3 months ago '11        #4
Broseph Stalin 48 heat pts48
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son remember when they dropped that commercial a while back about the definition of masculinity and there were a bunch of fruity n*ggas in Hawaiian shirts and septum piercings talmbout "well this doesn't sound like me and it hurts my feelings"
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 3 months ago '09        #5
NLSP42 208 heat pts208
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Imagine this coming out 60 years ago
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 3 months ago '11        #6
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 Broseph Stalin said
son remember when they dropped that commercial a while back about the definition of masculinity and there were a bunch of fruity n*ggas in Hawaiian shirts and septum piercings talmbout "well this doesn't sound like me and it hurts my feelings"


This article reminded me of Planet commercials and they added that no grunting rule basically say no men


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 3 months ago '08        #7
Solitary Genius 54 heat pts54
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next should be toxic religiosity and how belief in such can bankrupt intellectual capacity and lead to psychotic symptoms
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 3 months ago '17        #8
LeG.O.A.T 121 heat pts121
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I will not apologize for being a man.
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 3 months ago '11        #9
Broseph Stalin 48 heat pts48
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 Sin said
This article reminded me of Planet commercials and they added that no grunting rule basically say no men



Bruh

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 3 months ago '11        #10
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 Broseph Stalin said
Bruh
Yeah I’m not even all the people in that commercial were born men

I’d love to see the unedited version of that though
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 3 months ago '04        #11
ItAlY2BkLyN 241 heat pts241
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Do they not take in natural factors of evolution like only the strong survive, how opposite genders subconsciously evaluate potential partners, etc?
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 3 months ago '08        #12
stlcardinals19 33 heat pts33
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Masculinity that doesn't have the entitlement and emotional suppression elements that old school masculinity had is quite healthy. Not too surprised at this conclusion. Having older men drop dead from a heart attack at 55 b/c they never constructively bore their emotions and carried stress for decades is a telling sign
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 3 months ago '08        #13
AyeDre 13 heat pts13
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Then why are most beta fu*k boys and mass murders usually coming from father less families?
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 3 months ago '06        #14
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 Broseph Stalin said
Bruh
Imagine these are the n*ggas trying to save the village from a sabre tooth.
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 3 months ago '14        #15
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 Sphynx said
There's nothing "traditional" about toxic masculinity, which is what this article is referring to
Actually I think that traditional masculinity had the more toxic traits. Modern masculinity is much more flexible.
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 3 months ago '14        #16
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 AyeDre said
Then why are most beta fu*k boys and mass murders usually coming from father less families?
Because men from fatherless homes learn how to be a man from the wrong sources. You kinda answered your own question. Boys need good men in their lives to show them the way.
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 3 months ago '19        #17
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Hyper masculinity > feminine men

Gold face baby
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 3 months ago '18        #18
BrooklynDamien 3 heat pts
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It is... It's fawked up. Women arent more than accessories. I can't imagine being one. They have some power but no strength in this world. There isn't equilibrium though and it's better than the alternative, which we soon shall see...

 3 months ago '16        #19
Negusis 7 heat pts
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Yes, toxic masculinity is bad.

Masculinity itself, we need more of.

This i
Is where toxic masculinity needs to be defined.
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 3 months ago '04        #20
Mr AirRic 9 heat pts
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its true... 99% of the atrocities in this world came about from toxic masculinity. imagine if people actually calmly tried to talk through problems, instead of having to resort to a f*ght, war, abuse, etc
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 3 months ago '18        #21
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i agree dat tough guy sh*t is played out their soo many men hurt emotionally but hide their feelings due to f*ggotz

glad society is waking up..
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 3 months ago '18        #22
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 Soaring Seagull said
Because men from fatherless homes learn how to be a man from the wrong sources. You kinda answered your own question. Boys need good men in their lives to show them the way.
nobody can tell u how to be a man or woman

u shouldnt let a parent or parents tell u who u are

i feel sorry for u ppl who think parents are Gods
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 3 months ago '09        #23
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 Broseph Stalin said
son remember when they dropped that commercial a while back about the definition of masculinity and there were a bunch of fruity n*ggas in Hawaiian shirts and septum piercings talmbout "well this doesn't sound like me and it hurts my feelings"
this post has me in tears bro lol

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 Sphynx said
There's nothing "traditional" about toxic masculinity, which is what this article is referring to
n*ggas think holding their feelings in and drinking and smoking themselves to death is masculinity.

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 3 months ago '18        #25
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Wtf is toxic masculinity? I never heard of toxic femininity.
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