Ronald F. Levant
Ronald F. Levant holds a B.A. in psychology (honors with great distinction) from the University of California, Berkeley; an Ed.D. in clinical psychology and public practice from Harvard University; and an M.B.A. in general management (high honors) from Boston University. Foremost authority on the psychology of men and masculinity, Dr. Levant conducts research on men’s gender role strain, emotional expression, mental and physical health, fathering, and masculinity ideology in a multicultural perspective. He has authored and co-authored, edited or co-edited over 300 publications, including 14 books, over 150 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and numerous newsletter columns. His most recent book is: Norcross, J. C., Beutler, L. E., & Levant, R. F. (eds.) (2005). Evidence based practice in mental health: Debate and dialogue on the fundamental questions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Fellow and 2005 president of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Levant has served as president of its Division 43 (Family Psychology) and co-founder/first president of Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity). He is also a licensed psychologist (OH, MA), and diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (clinical and family psychology). His numerous awards include the 2010 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Research, 2002 Harold Hildreth Award (Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service), and 1995 Ezra Saul Psychological Service Award (Massachusetts Psychological Association).
Levant, R. F., Wimer, D.J, Williams, C. M. (2011). An evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Health Behavior Inventory-20 (HBI-20) and its relationships to masculinity and attitudes towards seeking psychological help among college men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 11, 26-41.
Levant, R. F., Rankin, T. J., Williams, C., Hasan, N. T., Smalley, K. B. (2010) Evaluation of the factor structure and construct validity of the Male Role Norms Inventory-Revised (MRNI-R). Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 11, 25-37.
Levant, R. F., Hall, R. J., Williams, C. & Hasan, N. T. (2009). Gender differences in alexithymia: A Meta-Analysis. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 10, 190-203.
Levant, R. F. & Wimer, D. J. (2009). The new fathering movement. In Oren C. Z. & Oren, D. C. Eds.). Counseling Fathers (pp. 3-21). New York: Routledge
Levant, R. F., Halter, M. J. , Hayden, E., & Williams, C. (2009). The efficacy of Alexithymia Reduction Treatment: A pilot study. Journal of Men’s Studies, 17, 75-84.
Levant, R. F. & Hasan, N. T. (2008). Evidence-based practice in psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39, 658-662.
Levant, R. F., Wimer, D. J., Williams, C., Smalley, K. B., & Noronha, D. (2009). The Relationships between Masculinity Variables, Health Risk Behaviors and Attitudes toward Seeking Psychological Help. International Journal of Men’s Health, 8, 3-21.
Levant, R. F., Graef, S. T., Smalley, K. B., Williams, C., & McMillan, N. (2008). The evaluation of the Male Role Norms Inventory-Adolescent (MRNI-A). Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies, 2, 46-59
Wampold, B., Goodheart, C. & Levant, R. F. (2007). Evidence-based practice in psychology: Clarifying the misconceptions. American Psychologist, 62, 616-618.
Levant, R. F., Richmond, K., Cook, S, House, A., & Aupont, M. (2007). The Femininity Ideology Scale: Factor structure, reliability, validity, and social contextual variation. Sex Roles, 57, 373-383.