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Lynch School of Education

James R. Mahalik

associate dean, lynch school of education
professor, counseling, developmental, and educational psychology

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Campion Hall
Room 101E

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.A., University of Maryland
B.A., University of Maryland


Contributions of gender socialization and social influence variables as they affect psychological and physical well-being including health behaviors


Selected Honors

Fellow, American Psychological Association (2006)
      Society of Counseling Psychology
      Society for the Psychological Study of Men
      and Masculinity

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (2009)

Researcher of the Year Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association (2003)


Selected Publications

Dagirmanjian, F.R., Mahalik, J. R., Boland, J., Colbow, A., Dunn, J., Pomarico, A.,  & Rappaport, D. (in press).  How do men construct and explain men's violence? Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Mahalik, J.R., Lombardi, C.M., Sims, J., Coley, R.L., & Lynch, A.D. (2015).  Gender, male-typicality, and social norms predicting adolescent alcohol intoxication and marijuana use.  Social Science and Medicine, 143, 71-80. 

Mahalik, J.R., Coley, R.L., Lombardi, C.M., Lynch, A.D., Markowitz, A., & Jaffee, S. R. (2013). Changes in health risk behaviors for males and females from early adolescence through early adulthood. Health Psychology, 32, 685-694.

Mahalik, J. R., Good, G. E., Tager, D. T., Levant, R. F., & Mackowiak, C. (2012). Developing a taxonomy of helpful and harmful practices for clinical work with boys and men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 591-603.

Mahalik, J.R., & Burns, S.M. (2011).  Predicting health behaviors in young men that put them at risk for heart disease.  Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 12, 1-12.

Hamilton, C.D., & Mahalik, J.R. (2009).  Minority stress, masculinity, and social norms predicting gay men's health risk behaviors.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 132-141.

Mahalik, J.R. (2008). a biopsychosocial perspective on men's depression.  Clinical Psychology:  Science and Practice, 15, 174-177.

Burns, S.M., & Mahalik, J.R. (2008). Sexual functioning as a moderator of the relationship between masculinity and men's adjustment following treatment for prostate cancer. American Journal of Men's Health, 2, 6-16.

Mahalik, J.R., Walker, G. & Levi, M. (2007).  Health behaviors and masculinity in Australian men.  Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 8, 240-249.

Mahalik, J.R., Burns, S.M., & Syzdek, M. (2007).  Masculinity and perceived normative health behaviours as predictors of men's health behaviours.  Social Science and Medicine, 64, 2201-2209.

Mahalik, J. R., Morray, E., Coonerty-Femiano, A., Ludlow, L. H., Slattery, S. M., & Smiler, A. (2005). Development of the Conformity to Feminine Norms Inventory. Sex Roles52, 317-335.

Mahalik, J.R., Good, G.E., & Carlson, M. (2003). Masculinity scripts, presenting concerns and help-seeking: Implications for practice and training. Professional Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice, 34, 123-131.

Addis, M.E., & Mahalik, J.R. (2003). Men, masculinity, and the contexts of help-seeking. American Psychologist, 58, 5-14.

Mahalik, J.R., Locke, B., Ludlow, L., Diemer, M., Scott, R.P.J., Gottfried, M., & Freitas, G. (2003). Development of the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 4, 3-25.

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