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This study supports the use of the brief form of the Normative Male Alexithymia Scale (NMAS-BF). Evidence is also reported for its reliability and validity as a measure of men’s gender-socialized limitations in being aware of and expressing emotions.

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The article's importance goes beyond the use of the NMAS-BF in research or clinical practice, in that it highlights the damaging consequences of raising boys to conform to the traditional masculine norm of restrictive emotionality.

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This page is a summary of: The development and evaluation of a brief form of the Normative Male Alexithymia Scale (NMAS-BF)., Journal of Counseling Psychology, October 2018, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/cou0000312.
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