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Michael Addis, Ph.D.


Teaching, Mentoring, Coaching
I have taught thousands of undergraduate students and closely mentored others at both the undergraduate and doctoral level. I also work individually with adults of many different backgrounds to achieve personal goals and lead more balanced lives. I get immense satisfaction out of witnessing people develop more into themselves.  


Psychology / Men and Masculinity

In my role as a Professor of Psychology I've been interested for some time in issues related to men and masculinity.  How do we learn what it means to be a man as we develop, and how does that affect us?  These kinds of questions are part of my broader interest in the science of human well-being. I have written several books and many scientific articles on these and other topics.  

Personal Life


I'm a white, straight, cis-gendered man, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1965, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1974. I received my graduate degree from the University of Washington in 1995.  I'm a lifelong musician and have even honed a few pseudonyms over the years - my previous stage name was Strollin Joe Jones.  I live in Central Massacchusetts.  


Diversity and Personal Values  

I work to raise awareness of, and to combat,  sexism, racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination and oppression.  It is also important to me to be aware of the ways my own identity influences my work with people of varying identities and backgrounds.   

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