The Function of Affect in Therapy with Men

  title={The Function of Affect in Therapy with Men},
  author={Sam Femiano},
  journal={The Journal of Men's Studies},
  pages={117 - 124}
  • Sam Femiano
  • Published 1992
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Men's Studies
T h e lack of affcct or emotional expressiveness has oftcn been cited in the literature on mcn’s psychology as common to most men (Balswick & Peek, 1971; Meth & Pasick, 1990; O’Neil, 1982). This deficit in functioning grows out of the male socialization proccss, which devalues emotion in the service of rational behavior. Despite this consensus, however, here is little in the literature on mcn that deals directly with the role that emotions and feeling play in the therapcutic process itself. In… Expand
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