Monthly Archives June 2011

“I’m sorry, it’s over.” Men and women’s reactions to romantic breakups

“I’m sorry, it’s over.” Men and women’s reactions to romantic breakups

How often do we hear that “men are from Mars” and “women are from Venus?” Societal and popular culture messages definitely push the pervasive narrative that significant differences between men and women exist. And we sure love to focus on these differences even though research strongly suggests that men and women are more similar than they are different.

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Reflecting on Vancouver: Why do people riot?

Reflecting on Vancouver: Why do people riot?

What a difference a year makes for Vancouverites? Last February the streets were filled with people cheering, elated that their country had brought home hockey gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Fast-forward a year and the scene is much different. With over 100,000 individuals, and hundreds of police officers crowding the downtown streets, something was bound to happen, and it did.

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Interview on Sportsnet Radio the FAN 590: Is crying acceptable in sports?

Interview on Sportsnet Radio the FAN 590: Is crying acceptable in sports?

Listen to my conversation with Jeff Sammut on the Jeff Sammut Show on Sportsnet Radio the Fan 590 (Canada’s number one sports talk radio station) where we discuss my latest article in the Good Men Project Magazine on men’s emotional expression in the NBA.

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What can the NBA teach us about expressing emotions?

What can the NBA teach us about expressing emotions?

As seen in the Sports section at the Good Men Project Magazine read my article on how the NBA reinforces certain stereotypes about men’s emotional expression.

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Changing your behaviours Part II: How to increase acceleration behaviours

Changing your behaviours Part II: How to increase acceleration behaviours

In Part I of this series on changing behaviours, I outlined a few strategies on how to reduce unwanted behaviours. In Part II, I will focus on how to increase acceleration behaviours. With acceleration behaviours, the key is the desire to increase the frequency of behaviours we deem to be adaptive and important (e.g. exercising, finishing homework, eating vegetables, etc.).

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