Monthly Archives: November 2008

Strick, Rhodes, Bergmans, & Links (2006)

It is known that men who seek help for mental health problems often have difficulty obtaining appropriate care. In order to understand what obstacles men must face when seeking mental health care, Strick, Rhodes, Bergmans and Links (2006) focused on … Continue reading

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Robertson, Lin, Woodford, Danos, & Hurst (2001)

Robertson, Lin, Woodford, Danos, and Hurst (2001) explored the stereotype that men are hypoemotional (unable to experience emotion) and that women are hyperemotional, a belief that has been around for decades. Most scholarly literature on this topic shows men as … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Communication | 15 Comments

Covell & Turnbull (1982)

Fathers are important aspects in the lives of most children in today’s world. Any father, especially an absent one, can have a profound effect on who a child is to become later in life. Covell and Turnbull (1982) aimed at … Continue reading

Posted in 4 Fatherhood | 17 Comments

Grief (2006)

Male friendships can provide a male with comfort and a chance to express vulnerability that may never be explored and discovered without such relationships. However, most males do not have the ability to cultivate such relationships because the idea that … Continue reading

Posted in 3 Friendships | 17 Comments

Rockhill, Fan, Katon, McCauley, Crick, & Pleck, (2007)

Rockhill, Fan, Katon, McCauley, Crick, and Pleck (2007) researched the social interactions of depressed and non-depressed children with their best friend. Although the research consisted of both genders, the information regarding male friendships remained the focus. The researchers examined the … Continue reading

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Gulledge, Gulledge, & Stahmann (2003)

Gulledge, Gulledge, and Stahmann (2003) “examine[d] preferences and attitudes regarding physical affection (PA) types and relationship satisfaction” (p. 233). Gulledge et al. begin by describing the reasons behind the proposed research. The authors highlight various previous studies which all give some … Continue reading

Posted in 5 Affection | 19 Comments

Miller & Roloff (2005)

Miller and Roloff (2005) examined gender communication issues in terms of verbal response to hurtful situations. Applying this to relationships, it may be apparent that males and females vary in their use of emotional expression based on acceptable gender behavior … Continue reading

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