Dr. Addis received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington at Seattle in 1995. He has been at Clark since 1995.
Dr. Addis is currently interested in theory and research related to men's mental health. In his work he focuses on links between the social learning and social construction of masculinity, and the way men experience, express, and respond to problems in their lives. Dr. Addis' current research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and seeks to understand psychosocial barriers to men's use of mental health services. Dr. Addis is a past recipient of the New Researcher Award from the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy and the David Shakow Early Career Award for Contributions to the Science and Practice of Clinical Psychology from the American Psychological Association. He is past President-Elect of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association.
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Berger, J.L., Addis, M.L., Green, J.D., Mackowiak, C., & Goldberg, V. (in press). Men’s reactions to mental health labels, forms of help-seeking, and sources of help-seeking advice. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
Syzdek, M. R., Addis, M. E., Green, J. D., Whorley, M. R., & Berger, J. L. (in press). Effects of gender-based motivational interviewing on help-seeking and internalizing symptoms in men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
Addis, M.E. & Schwab, J.R. (2013). Theory and Research on Gender is Always Precarious. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 14, 114-116.
Berger, J.L., Addis, M.E., Reilly, E.D., Syzdek, M.R., & Green, J.D. (2012). Effects of gender, diagnostic labels, and causal theories on willingness to report symptoms of depression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31(5), 439-457.
Addis, M.E. (2011). Invisible Men: Men's Inner Lives and the Consequences of Silence. New York: Times Books. (Also published in Korean, German, and Italian).