Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity

Division 51: Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM) advances knowledge in the new psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy and improved clinical services for men. SPSMM provides a forum for members to discuss the critical issues facing men of all races, classes, ethnicities, sexual orientations and nationalities. SPSMM publishes a newsletter for members and sponsors programs at the annual APA convention.



Jonathan P. Schwartz, PhD


David H. Whitcomb, PhD, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.



Psychology of Men and Masculinity (quarterly, student affiliates may choose to receive journal or not as part of membership)
Editor: Ronald Levant, EdD, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Read about Division 51 in the Monitor

Team players
Division 51 members’ work has helped change stereotypical definitions of masculinity among one school’s football players.

Intimate Partner Abuse and Relationship Violence

Document developed by the Intimate Partner Abuse and Relationship Violence Working Group, comprised of members from Divisions 43, 35, 44, 45 and 51, and developed as an interdivisional grant project, funded by the Committee on Divisions/APA Relations (CODAPAR). Designed to promote education about partner abuse and relationship violence. Represents recommendations to faculty members who would like to develop courses or add information focused on partner violence.

Division Meetings

Contact Information

APA Division Services
750 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-6013