The New Masculine

Dr. Ronald F. Levant- Father and Grandfather, Husband, Psychology Professor

Episode Summary

On this episode, Travis is thrilled to welcome Dr. Ronald F. Levant to the New Masculine. Ronald is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The University of Akron; Past President of the American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Division 51; and two-term Editor of APA Division 51's quarterly journal, Psychology of Men & Masculinities. He is widely considered one of the key people responsible for creating the new field of the psychology of men and masculinities. He identifies as a father and grandfather, as a husband, and as a psychology professor. Along with his coauthor Shana Pryor, Ronald's new book The Tough Standard: The Hard Truths about Masculinity and Violence explores the question “How do we explain this complicated, fraught – and often misleading – connection between men and violence?” This conversation comes at a pivotal time in our world that demands change in the way that power is held- especially by men. Through Ronald's vast field and research based knowledge, The New Masculine expands beyond the stories of individual men into a collective imperative on how we meet this moment.

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