Psychology of Men & Masculinity®

Outgoing Editor: Ronald F. Levant
Incoming Editor: William Ming Liu
ISSN: 1524-9220
eISSN: 1939-151X
Published: quarterly, beginning in January
ISI Impact Factor: 1.823
Psychology - Social : 18 of 60

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The editors are interested in work that arises from both applied fields and foundational areas.

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Psychology of Men & Masculinity® is devoted to the dissemination of research, theory, and clinical scholarship that advances the psychology of men and masculinity. This discipline is defined broadly as the study of how boys' and men's psychology is influenced and shaped by both gender and sex, and encompasses the study of the social construction of gender, sex differences and similarities, and biological processes.

We are interested in work that arises from applied specialties (clinical, counseling, school, and I/O psychology), foundational areas (social, developmental, cognition, emotion, and biopsychology), and integrative fields (neuroscience, behavioral medicine, and behavioral neuroendocrinology). We welcome research using diverse methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Scholarship advancing our understanding of men's psychology across the life span; across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity groups; across national boundaries; and across historical time is welcome.

Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to

  • the processes and consequences of male gender role socialization, including its impact on men's health, behavior, interpersonal relationships, emotional development, violence, and well-being;
  • biological factors influencing male development;
  • gender role strain, stress, and conflict;
  • masculinity ideology and norms;
  • fathering;
  • men's utilization of psychological and physical health services;
  • assessment and measurement issues;
  • conceptualization and assessment of interventions addressing men's understanding of masculinity;
  • body image and muscularity;
  • sexual development, health, and dysfunction;
  • addictive behaviors;
  • the victimization of male children and adults; and
  • boys' and men's relationships with girls and women and with each other.
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Editorial Board

Incoming (2016) Editorial Board

(handling all new submissions in 2015)

Incoming (2016) Editor

William Ming Liu
University of Iowa

Incoming (2016) Associate Editors

Brendan Gough, PhD
Leeds Beckett University

Andrew P. Smiler
Evaluation and Education Services, LLC, Winston-Salem, NC

Y. Joel Wong, PhD
Indiana University, Bloomington

Incoming (2016) Consulting Editors

Michael Addis
Clark University

Aaron Blashill
Harvard Medical School

Lillian Comas-Diaz
Private Practice, Washington, DC

Richard de Visser
University of Sussex, UK

Amanda Diekman
Miami University

Scott D. Easton
Boston College

Joshua Feinberg
Saint Peter's University

Harold Hamilton
Bureau of Institutional Sex Offender Treatment

Anthony Isacco
Chatham University

Derek Iwamoto
University of Maryland College Park

Matthew Jakupcak
Private Practice, Seattle, WA

Lisa K. Kearney
Private Practice, San Antonio, TX

Suzanne H. Lease
The University of Memphis

Debbiesiu L. Lee
Private Practice, Coral Gables, FL

James E. Leone
Bridgewater State University

Christopher Liang
Lehigh University

Abigail Mansfield
Private Practice, Providence RI

Ryon McDermott
University of South Alabama

Thomas J. McMahon
Yale University School of Medicine

Todd Morrison
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Sarah Murnen
Kenyon College

Roberta L. Nutt
University of Houston

James O'Neil
Private Practice, Windsor, CT

Mike C. Parent
Texas Tech University

Ilkka Pietilä
University of Tampere, Finland

Wizdom Allava Powell
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Damien Ridge
University of Westminster

Aaron B. Rochlen
The University of Texas at Austin

Francisco J. Sánchez
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Rebekah Smart
Cal State Fullerton

Jesse Andrew Steinfeldt
Indiana University–Bloomington

Joseph Vandello
University of South Florida

Jay Wade
Private Practice, Bali, Indonesia

Stephen R. Wester
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Brian Willoughby
Massachusetts General Hospital LEAP

Paul J Wright
Indiana University


Outgoing Editorial Board

(handling invited revisions only in 2015)

Outgoing Editor

Ronald F. Levant
The University of Akron

Outgoing Associate Editors

Brendan Gough
Leeds Beckett University

William Ming Liu
The University of Iowa

Y. Joel Wong
Indiana University Bloomington

Outgoing Consulting Editors

Michael E. Addis
Clark University

Aaron J. Blashill
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Gary R. Brooks
Baylor University

Joan C. Chrisler
Connecticut College

Lillian Comas-Díaz
Transcultural Mental Health Institute, Washington, DC

Anderson J. Franklin
Boston College

David Goode-Cross
Chase Brexton Health Care

Harold Hamilton
New York State Office of Mental Health

Wizdom Powell Hammond
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michele Harway
Fielding Graduate University

Martin Heesacker
University of Florida

Denise A. Hines
Clark University

Jaime Inclán
New York University School of Medicine

Derek Iwamoto
University of Maryland–College Park

Matthew Jakupcak
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Christopher Kilmartin
University of Mary Washington

Suzanne H. Lease
The University of Memphis

James E. Leone
Bridgewater State University

Christopher T. H. Liang
Lehigh University

Ronald J. May
The Psychology Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Ryon C. McDermott
University of South Alabama

Thomas J. McMahon
Yale University School of Medicine

Paul M. Miller
Psychological Care Associates, Woburn, Massachusetts

Todd G. Morrison
University of Saskatchewan

Sarah K. Murnen
Kenyon College

Roberta L. Nutt
University of Houston

James M. O'Neil
University of Connecticut

Lizette Ojeda
Texas A&M University

Mike C. Parent
Texas Tech University

Fredric E. Rabinowitz
University of Redlands

Katherine Richmond
Muhlenberg College

Aaron B. Rochlen
University of Texas at Austin

Francisco J. Sánchez
The University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jonathan Schwartz
New Mexico State University

Andrew P. Smiler
Independent Practice, Winston-Salem, NC

Cheryl Travis
University of Tennessee

Gilles Tremblay
Laval University

Joseph Vandello
University of South Florida

Jay C. Wade
Bali, Indonesia

Roderick J. Watts
City University of New York

Stephen R. Wester
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Brian Willoughby
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Outgoing Principle Reviewers

Tim Baghurst
Guy Boysen
Stephen Cook
William R. Corbin
Sandi Dheensa
Patricia Dubbert
Mike J. Eynon
Joshua M. Feinberg
Brian Feinstein
Miguel Gallardo
Lamont C. Gilliam
Wendy Goldberg
Derrick M. Gordon
Joseph Hammer
Anthony Isacco
Kevin P. Kaut
Lisa Kearney
Scott Keiller
Jerrod Koon
David Lisak
Joseph Micucci
Larry A. Morris
Jennifer M. Primack
Travis A. Ryan
Isis H. Settles
Rebekah Smart
Marika Tiggemann
Terence J. G. Tracey
Pratyusha Tummala-Narra
Jessica A. Turchik
Daphne C. Watkins

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Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

General correspondence may be directed to

Ronald F. Levant
Professor of Psychology
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325

Psychology of Men and Masculinity® currently has an average editorial lag (time from submission to first decision) of under two months.

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    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
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