For the past twenty-five years, I have been doing support groups for men. I do not call them therapy groups because men generally do not like to go to therapy. It has been customary for men to enroll in greater numbers than women in alcohol or drug recovery programs, which are for some reasons perceived as more masculine, and for women to enroll in greater numbers than men in psychological or psychiatric treatment, which are for some reason perceived as more feminine. In spite of this, research involving gender differences about psychological issues is relatively short-lived, and research into the psychology of males is even more short-lived. In fact, many men still express surprise at the idea that it is necessary to study or research male psychology. To paraphrase the writer and humorist Dave Barry, while no one knows what women want, everyone knows what a man wants: World Series Tickets!
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