The Psychology Of Men's Health

Author:   Christina Lee ,  R Glynn Owens ,  Sheila Payne ,  Sandra Horn
Publisher:   Open University Press
ISBN:  

9780335207060


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   16 March 2002
Format:   Hardback
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A comprehensive overview of the psychology of men's health. The book represents a wide-ranging introduction, grounded in a thorough review of the international literature in this rapidly developing field, examining the ways in which the social and cultural definitions of appropriate behaviour for men affect their lives and choices in ways that damage their health. At an individual level, the book covers men's health behaviours and use of health services, emotional expression, risk-taking, sexuality, and men's relationships with their bodies. At a social level, it explores the ways in which social definitions of masculinity affect men's relationships with work and family, and the gendered issues that arise as men age. The authors seek to place the psychology of men's health in a broad social perspective, and argue that a male-centred, patriarchal society does not necessarily benefit all, or indeed any, men. They argue that less restrictive and less gender-typed models of human behaviour would benefit men's physical and emotional health, as well as helping to create a more equitable society.

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Author:   Christina Lee ,  R Glynn Owens ,  Sheila Payne ,  Sandra Horn
Publisher:   Open University Press
Imprint:   Open University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.370kg
ISBN:  

9780335207060


ISBN 10:   0335207065
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   16 March 2002
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

Table of Contents

Series editors' foreword Preface Gender and men's health Health behaviours and health service use Emotional expression Risk taking, violence and criminality Sexuality and men's health Men and their bodies Men and work Men and family Men and ageing The psychology of men's health a gendered perspective References Index.

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Essentially, the book offers a critical review of psychological work in the burgeoning field of men's health. It invites health psychologists to consider alternative theories and methods so that knowledge in this area can be developed is a timely attempt to incorporate feminist social constructionist thinking into health psychology and thus broaden the scope of the discipline. - Brendan Gough Jnl of Health Psychology 20030601


Author Information

Christina Lee is Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Gender and Health at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She manages the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and has published extensively on health and gender. Glynn Owens is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His published research encompasses a wide range of health-related areas including sports psychology, cancer, terminal care, radiology, dermatology and eating disorders, as well as work on research methodology and ethics.

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