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We are Educators, Scholars, & Clinicians

Welcome to Division 51 of the American Psychological Association

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The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities (SPSMM) first became a division of the American Psychological Association in 1995 in recognition of several growing areas of feminist and social learning-inspired scholarship in the field. Since then, it has grown and evolved into a diverse group of clinical, counseling, social, and developmental psychologists, graduate students, and professionals in related fields. SPSMM is dedicated to practice and research addressing the unique issues surrounding masculinities and all individuals identifying as men or boys. SPSMM partners regularly with members and leaders from a variety of division such as Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) Division 17 (Society for Counseling Psychology), Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity), and Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race). You can learn more about our mission, the history of the division, and our awards by clicking the icons below. Be sure to also check out our resources tab for a variety of helpful documents and fact sheets on specific populations of men and boys. 


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Mission Statement

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Division History



Featured Members

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