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Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D., ABPP, earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University. He was on the faculty of Boston University, where he directed the nationally prominent Fatherhood Project, Rutgers University, Harvard Medical School at The Cambridge Hospital, and the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, where he also served as Dean. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology, The University of Akron, where he was Dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Core Faculty in the Counseling Psycholgy Program. Dr. Levant was the 2005 President of APA, and served as the Editor of the Psychology of Men and Masculinity from 2007-2015.

Dr. Levant has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited 19 books and over 250 peer-reviewed refereed journal articles and book chapters in the psychology of men and masculinities, family and gender psychology, and advancing professional psychology. He has developed and evaluated a number of psychological measures designed to assess a variety of gender-related constructs. These include: The original Male Role Norms Inventory (MRNI), the Revised (MRNI-R), the Short Form (MRNI-SF), the Very Brief Form (MRNI-VB) and the Adolescent (MRNI-A) and Adolescent-revised (MRNI-A-r) versions. In addition he developed the Normative Male Alexithymia Scale (NMAS) and Brief Form (NMAS_BF), The Femininity Ideology Scale (FIS) and Short Form (FIS-SF), the Health Behavior Inventory-20 (HBI-20) and Short Form (HBI-SF), the Women’s Non-Traditional Sexuality Questionnaire (WNSQ), the Father’s Expectations About Son’s Masculinity Scale (FEASMS), and the Aging Adult’s Masculinity Ideology Inventory (AAMII).

Dr. Levant’s signature contribution has been in establishing the empirical foundation for the “Normative Male Alexithymia” hypothesis. In addition, Levant developed Alexithymia Reduction Treatment (ART), a brief psychoeducational intervention designed to remediate normative male alexithymia in order to prepare men to engage more fully in psychotherapy. ART is designed as an adjunctive treatment that can be administered prior to, or concurrently with, standard care.

Recently, Dr. Levant was on our show talking about Masculinity and Violence.

During our conversation, Dr. Levant talked about:

– Some of his background, his journey studying manhood and fatherhood and some of his thoughts on masculinity
– The impact of boys who don’t express their feelings
– The story behind The Tough Standard
– The kind of boy or man who would shoot someone
– The impact of the media and how a man was raised when he was a boy in regards to men and violence
– Letting children be who they are
– The impact that the pandemic has had on masculinity and violence and men and masculinity
– His concerns and solutions when it comes to masculinity and violence
– Three reasons why masculinity is problematic
– His message for parents and teachers when it comes to interacting with boys

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The Tough Standard

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