“Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male”


Contributed by Rebecca Plante

Dr. Andrew Smiler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University, will be talking about his recent book and research on young men, sexualities, and relationships.


•How do young men feel about relationships, sexuality, and dating?

•Why do we tend to oversimplify our conceptions of young men's sexualities?

•What would happen if we shifted our thinking beyond stereotypical perspectives on men's sexuality to a conception that is more complex and nuanced?

Join us for a talk about these issues, Thursday February 21, 2013, in Textor 103 (at 7:30 pm). The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Smiler's background in developmental and counseling psychology, youth, gender, and sexualities inform his new book, Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male (Jossey-Bass, 2013), based on data from his recent studies of youth and sexualities. He has published in journals like Sex Roles, Journal of Men’s Studies, Substance Abuse and Misuse, and the Journal of Sex Research, among others. He has held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan (working with L. Monique Ward) and has worked as a therapist in several different settings. He has also taught in the Psychology Department at SUNY-Oswego.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Sociology Department, the Health Promotion & Physical Education Department, Residential Life, the Psychology Department, CAPS, the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, and the Women's Studies Program.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Rebecca Plante at rplante@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3311. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.