Dying to Be Men Psychosocial, Environmental, and Biobehavioral Directions in Promoting the Health of Men and Boys

ISBN-10: 0415878764

ISBN-13: 9780415878760

Edition: 2011

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Description: Men have specific gender-related influences that can affect their health and psychological well-being, and it is thus necessary for mental health practitioners to be knowledgeable in effective interventions for working with them. The purpose of this book is to provide a thorough foundation for understanding men's health and risks and the differences between men. It will discuss effective, evidence-based strategies for practitioners to improve the health and well being of boys and men by drawing from a wealth of literature and research in a diverse array of disciplines, as well as from the author's original research designed specifically to examine gender and men's health.

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 526
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why Men and Boys get Sick and Die Young
Key Determinants of the Health and Well-Being of Men and Boys: An Overview
Behavioral Factors Associated With Disease, Injury, and Death Among Men: Evidence and Implications for Prevention
Why Men and Boys do the Things that make them Sick and Kill them
Introduction: Who Are the "Men" in "Men's Health"?
Engendering Health: The Social Construction of Gendered Health Beliefs and Behaviors
Constructions of Masculinity and Their Influence on Men's Well-Being: A Theory of Gender and Health
Specific Populations
Introduction: Ethnicity Matters
Rural Men's Health: Situating Men's Risk in the Negotiation of Masculinity
College Men's Health
Preventive Health Strategies for Men in Prison
Emerging Research on Men, Masculinity, and Health
Introduction: Youth Violence? Let's Call It What It Is
Gender and Ethnic Differences in Health Beliefs and Behaviors
Masculinity and Gender Role Conflict: How They Influence the Likelihood That Men Will Engage in Multiple High-Risk Behaviors
Measurement of Men's Help Seeking: Development and Evaluation of the Barriers to Help Seeking Scale
The Drive for Muscularity and Masculinity: Testing the Associations Among Gender Role Traits, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Conflict
Reaching Men
Introduction: Making Health Manly: Social Marketing and Men's Health
Counseling Men About Their Health: An Evidence-Based Practice Guideline
Designing Effective Programs and Services for College Men: Applying the Six-Point HEALTH Plan and Other Evidence-Based Strategies
Looking Forward
Introduction: Teaming Up for the New Men's Health Movement
A Global Perspective on Men's Health and Future Directions in Research
References
Index
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