Ronald F. Levant

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This study reports on the psychometric properties of the Femininity Ideology Scale (FIS) from the responses of 407 undergraduate participants in the USA. Factor analysis supported the five factor structure. Cronbach alpha coefficients of the factors and total scale were adequate. Support for discriminant validity was found after examining the relationship(More)
I would like to weigh in on the issue of what has been called, sequentially, “empirically-validated treatments” (APA Division of Clinical Psychology, 1995), “empirically-supported treatments” (Kendall, 1998), and now “evidence-based practice” (Institute of Medicine, 2001). Empirically-validated treatments is a difficult topic for a practitioner to discuss(More)
This is a report of 2 studies. Study 1, a replication of R.F. Levant and R.G. Majors (1997), examined variations in the endorsement of traditional and nontraditional masculinity ideology, by gender and race, among 270 African American and 226 European American young men and women using the Male Role Norms Inventory (MRNI; Levant & Fischer, in press).(More)
This article introduces the specialty area of the psychology of men and masculinity to the broader community of American psychologists, focusing on research conducted using the gender role strain paradigm. The review covers the rationale for and aims of the psychology of men and masculinity and the gender role strain paradigm. It provides an extensive(More)
This study was designed to replicate the study of Levant, Wimer, and Williams (2011), which reported complex relationships between masculinity and health behaviors using a more diverse sample and updated measures. A sample of 589 college and community-dwelling men responded to an online survey consisting of five scales. Levant et al.'s (2011) study was(More)
Much of the critical discussion of prescriptive authority for psychologists has focused on the question of whether this is the right direction for the profession. The authors contend that discourse on prescriptive authority should progress to identification of the challenges that lie ahead for psychology as a prescribing profession, with the goal of(More)
The current study reports the development from the Male Role Norms Inventory-Revised (MRNI-R; Levant, Rankin, Williams, Hasan, & Smalley, 2010) of the 21-item MRNI-Short Form (MRNI-SF). Confirmatory factor analysis of MRNI-SF responses from a sample of 1,017 undergraduate participants (549 men, 468 women) indicated that the best fitting "bifactor" model(More)
This article considers the future of professional psychology, with particular reference to the scope of practice. Contemporary threats to, and opportunities for, professional psychology are discussed. It is argued that the course of our continuing evolution could lead to our becoming the premier primary behavioral health care profession, as psychological(More)
This article first describes three types of psychopharmacology training programs for psychologists: 1. postdoctoral programs that award certificates and/or continuing education credit; 2. postdoctoral programs that award master's degrees in psychopharmacology; 3. a predoctoral program that awards joint psychology and nursing degrees. Next, the postdoctoral(More)