Samuel Lindsay

School of Psychology
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Thesis Title
'No Longer Bulletproof' Older NZ Men Discuss Aging and Masculinity

Research Description
This research is largely exploratory. It is concerned with the ways in which men's conceptualisations of their masculinity might change as they grow older. The aspects of masculinity that might be impacted by ageing include physicality, cognitive capacity, sexuality, and changing roles/ retirement. These are all bound to the gendered power, and so this research is also about the ways in which masculine power may be challenged by ageing. The study interviews twenty three men over 65 and analyses their talk through discourse analysis. The data are therefore qualitative.

Personal Description
I grew up in Whangarei but have been living in Wellington for almost twenty years. I chose Massey because of it's excellent reputation for critical and health psychology, and for the fact that I could study extramurally. I am enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme and hope to find work as a clinical psychologist at the conclusion of my studies.

Associate Professor Keith Tuffin
Professor Antonia Lyons
Dr Simon Bennett

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