Male psychology is a new field, having become an official part of the British Psychology in 2018. Male psychology focuses on the thoughts, emotions, and behaviour of men and boys.
The Male Psychology Section Virtual Conference 2021 focuses on the health and well-being of men and boys in various aspects of their lives. These aspects include:
- Childhood: development, education, parental alienation
- Adolescence: education, criminality, ‘failure to launch’
- Workplace: work stress, unemployment, working in military
- Relationships: family breakdown, domestic violence, coercive control, successful relationships
- Therapy for men: talking therapy, benefits of other activities such as sport and exercise
- General male psychology: sex differences, evolutionary psychology
- Masculinity and mental health
The conference brings together information that we hope will help to improve the lives of men and boys, especially in regards to issues which disproportionately affect them, such as suicide, homelessness, addiction, imprisonment and educational underachievement.
It is hoped it will raise awareness among psychologists of these important issues, not only because the inclusion of men in the science of psychology helps to expand our understanding of the full diversity of the human condition, but it also has the potential to enrich the development of more tailored and appropriate psychological interventions for male service users, ultimately to the benefit of all in society.
The conference will take place online on Friday 22nd October at 10pm–4:30pm. Click here to register. The deadline for abstract submission is on Tuesday 25th May.