Male Development and the Transformation of Shame

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Identified 4 factors inherent in male development and socialization that contribute to the difficulty males have in expanding their adaptive utilization of shame-based experiences: (1) the process of disidentification and the struggle for psychological autonomy, (2) problematic identification with shaming and/or absent caretakers, (3) sex role stereotypes and ideologies that deny vulnerability, and (4) the inclination toward action and away from affect tolerance, self-exposure, and relating.

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