A wave of studies in 2016 suggest that masculine ideals can hurt men's physical and mental health. But they also hint at a healthier aspiration for men.
Tag: Gender Roles
Tag: Gender Roles
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The GOP candidate's "locker-room talk" points to a problem that is bigger than one election. How can parents and teachers build a culture of consent and healthy communication?
As Americans interview candidates for president, how can they make sure gender bias doesn't get in the way of hiring the right one?
Articles: Women, Power, and Hillary ClintonBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 24, 2016
Research suggests that Clinton’s election could increase women’s political power—but they’ll face the same pitfalls as their male counterparts.
Articles: The Myth of the Alpha MaleBy Scott Barry Kaufman | December 10, 2015
Single straight guys: If you want to attract more women, research suggests you should cultivate kindness and altruism.
Articles: Does Forgiveness Make Men Feel Weak?By Kira M. Newman | October 14, 2015
A new study suggests that men and women might experience forgiveness differently.
Articles: How to Forge a Mentoring RelationshipBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | February 17, 2015
Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.
Kozo Hattori interviewed researchers and spiritual leaders about how to raise compassionate boys. This is what he discovered.
Research has found that boys can connect emotionally with others at a very deep level—we just have to make it safe for them to do so.
Articles: What Makes a Compassionate Man?By Kozo Hattori | April 1, 2014
What does it take to foster compassion in men? To find out, Kozo Hattori interviewed scientific and spiritual experts.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Men Become More Helpful as They Age
A study suggests that a single word can compel us to help others.
A review of Is There Anything Good about Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men.
Articles: Gender and TouchBy Jason Marsh | October 18, 2010
When it comes to touch, do men and women speak the same language?
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
We remember acts of self-sacrifice, compassion, heroism, and forgiveness from the past year.
Here are some worthy books from the past year that we were unable to review.
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