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Updated: May 28, 2022

  1. Men, Women and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough by Brene Brown (2012). Boulder, CO: Sounds True.

  2. Shame, Rage and Racist Violence by Ray, L., Smith, D., & Wastell, L. (2004). The British Journal of Criminology, 44(3): 350-368.

  3. The Role of Shame in Developmental Trajectories Towards Severe Targeted School Violence: An In-Depth Multiple Case Study by Sommer, F., Leuschner, V. & et al (2020). Aggression and Violent Behavior, 51, 101386.

  4. Crying During Adolescence: The Role of Gender, Menarche, and Empathy by Van Tilburg, M.A.L., Unterberg, M.L., & Vingerhoets, J.M. (2010). The British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 20(1): 77-87.

  5. I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrance Real (1997). New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

  6. Scripting the Macho Man: Hypermasculine Socialization and Enculturation by Mosher, D.L., & Tomkins, S.S. (1988). The Journal of Sex Research, 25:1, 60-84.

  7. Long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse by gender of victim by Dube, S.R, Anda, R.F., Whitfield, C.L, et al. (2005). American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 28, 430-438.

  8. Prevalence and psychological sequelae of self-reported childhood physical and sexual abuse in a general population sample of men and women by Briere, J. & Elliot, D.M. (2003). Child Abuse & Neglect, 27, 1205-1222.

  9. Sexual abuse of boys: Definition, prevalence, correlates, sequelae, and management by Holmes, W.C., & Slap, G.B. (1998.) Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 280, 1855-1862.

  10. The National Inmate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2011 by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Available for download at:

  11. The Sexual Victimization of Men in America: New Data Challenge Old Assumptions by Stemple, Lara, & Meyer, Ilan (2014). American Journal of Public Health, 104.

  12. Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners by Adams, K. M. (2011). Deerfield Beach, FL: HCI Books.

  13. Mother-Son Incest: Confronting Prejudice by Anne Banning (1989). Child Abuse & Neglect, 13 (4), 563-570.

  14. Factors in the cycle of violence: Gender rigidity and emotional constriction by Lisak, D., Hopper, J. & Song, P. (1996). Journal of Traumatic Stress, 9, 721-743.

  15. Masculine Shame: From Succubus to the Eternal Feminine by Mary Ayers (2011). New York, NY: Routledge.

  16. Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality by Ronald Fairbairn (1974). London, UK: Routledge.

  17. Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw (1988). Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications.

  18. The Pearl Beyond Price: Integration of Personality into Being: An Object Relations Approach by A.H. Almaas (1988). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

  19. Lack & Transcendence: The Problem of Death and Life in Psychotherapy, Existentialism, and Buddhism by David Loy (2018). Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.



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