The aim of the Male Psychology Section is to take a lead in promoting awareness, research, teaching and understanding of male psychology in order to improve the well-being of men and boys alongside the women and girls who share their lives.
Male Psychology Section Annual Conference - 20 - 21 June 2022Show content
This will be our first in person conference event since we were established as a formal BPS section.
It will provide an important opportunity for psychologists, academics, students and all those interested in male psychology to come together to share knowledge and network.
It will include session and keynote speakers that are publishing high impact research around issues affecting men and boys.
The theme for our 2022 conference is exploring issues that affect men and boys across the lifespan – from the cradle to the grave.
The conference programme will feature keynote speakers, research sessions and workshops from across the lifespan. There will be sessions looking at key issues such as: domestic violence and abuse, education, mental and physical health and much more across a range of the lifespan stages, including (but not limited to):
- Early years
- Young adulthood
We hope you will join us for our first in person event as a new BPS section!
To register and find out more information about the Conference please click the link below
Male Psychology Section Annual Conference - 22nd October 2021Show content
Welcome to the Male Psychology Section Virtual Conference 2021
Men's Mental Health and Wellbeing
Registration is now open
Male psychology is a new field, having become an official part of the BPS in 2018. Male psychology focuses on the thoughts, emotions and behaviour of men and boys.
The 2021 conference focuses on the health and wellbeing 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 e.g. sport & 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 amongst 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.
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