New research looks at masculine traits and how they influence health behavior

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The article "Why do men die earlier?" written by Bridget Murray-Law and published in the June 2011 issue of Monitor on Psychology, looks at new research that analyzes how men take care of themselves.

One of the research studies highlighted was led by Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD. Dr. Hammond is an assistant professor in the department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the Men’s Health Research Lab at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is also a member of UNC Lineberger.

Monitor on Psychology is a monthly publication of the American Psychological Association – it includes the latest information on psychologists' work, research and association activities.

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