Professor, Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology
Jim Mahalik's expertise covers an array of issues related to gender and health. His research and teaching look at the contributions of gender socialization and social influence variables as they affect both psychological and physical wellbeing.
A professor at the Lynch School since 1990, Mahalik has also served as Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs. He 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.
Mahalik has presented his research at conferences and authored or coauthored numerous articles for professional publications, including Journal of Counseling Psychology, American Psychologist, Social Science and Medicine, Health Psychology, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Psychology of Men and Masculinity, where he was recently appointed to serve on the editorial board.