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Study: American Men More Masculine Than Italian Men...

Over the years, Hollywood and the media have created an American stereotype of Italian males as patriarchal, macho, violent and domineering, the type of Mafioso image presented in The Sopranos and The Godfather.

However, a new study by researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia shows that Italian males actually endorse fewer of the masculine characteristics than American men. This research will help make mental health professionals more aware of gender stereotypes and assist them in treating certain patients.