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Jim Mahalik


Program Director, Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


A Boston College professor since 1990, James Mahalik has also served as the Lynch School’s associate dean of faculty and academic affairs.

Mahalik has published theoretical work on men’s help-seeking as well as empirical work on gender and health behaviors. Moreover, he developed the widely used measures of gender role conformity, along with clinical best practice guidelines for working with boys and men.

In recognition of his distinguished achievements, Mahalik was honored as a fellow by the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.


Partnering with Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, which aims to inform the National Male Health Policy which provides findings about male health outcomes to improve programs, services and policies for all Australian men and boys.

Select Publications

Di Bianca, M., & Mahalik, J. R. (in press). A relational-cultural framework for promoting healthy masculinities. American Psychologist.

Mahalik, J. R., Sims, J. P., & Di Bianca, M. (2021). Men’s head and heart: Health beliefs mediating depression’s relationship to heart healthy behaviors. Psychology of Men and Masculinities, 22, 422-426. DOI: 10.1037/men0000334.

Mahalik, J. R., & Di Bianca, M. (2021). Help-seeking for depression as a stigmatized threat to masculinity. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 52, 146-155. DOI: 10.1037/pro0000365

Mahalik, J. R., Di Bianca, M., & Harris, M. P. (2021). Men’s COVID-19 health practices: Understanding the complexities of mask-ulinity in the pandemic. Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/1359105321990793.

Mahalik, J. R., Di Bianca, M., & Sepulveda, J. (2020). Examining father status and purpose to understand new dad’s healthier lives. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. DOI: 10.1037/men0000256.