Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
Gender Norms, Mental Health, Men and Guns, Violence, America, Mens suicide rates
This thesis is a literature review intended to bring awareness to the impact of masculinity and gender norms on men's mental health in the United States of America. The research falls into 5 main categories, men and mental health resources, men and guns, men and suicide, men and domestic abuse, and men and sexual assault victimhood. All of the facets tie into the impact of hegemonic masculinity on men's mental health, and the consequences that come with it. Some of those consequences include the cyclical theme of violence among men and lack of emotional wellbeing. In the United States of America, masculine gender norms play a significant role in how our society functions, and how men function within it. In this review I will reflect upon and address men's mental health in the United States of America, and how hegemonic masculinity and gender norms impact their mental health by engaging the psychology discourse community scholarship and advocating a necessity for more research, awareness, and change.
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Slobojan, Isabella, "The Impact of Masculinity and Gender Norms on Men's Mental Health in the U.S.: A Literature Review" (2023). University Honors Theses. Paper 1394.