Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Jay Wade, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Dealy 316
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
(718) 817 - 3885
Office Hours: Mon 1:30-3, Thu: 12- 3, & By Appointment

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Recent Accomplishments

2012 President of APA's Division 51, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.

Coordinator of the 3rd National Psychotherapy with Men Conference, June 9, 2012.
Major Research Interests Top
My primary research interest is the psychology of men and masculinity. My research has involved the development and evaluation of my theory of male identity: male reference group identity dependence. Therefore, my research has been evaluating the validity of the Reference Group Identity Dependence Scale (RGIDS), which was developed based on the theory. Multiculturalism is my philosophical and theoretical framework, which fuels my research interest in ego identity development, in particular, racial identity, ethnic identity, multiethnic identity, gender identity, and sexual identity. I also have an interest in substance abuse prevention and treatment. Listed below are some of the titles of dissertations I have directed.
  • Motivation for substance abuse treatment: The relationship between stages of change, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and treatment attendance
  • The impact of disclosure of mixed HIV status on social support, relationship satisfaction, and psychological distress for male mixed status couples
  • Sexual reorientation efforts in dissatisfied same-sex attracted men: What does it really take to change
  • Multiracial-Heritage Awareness and Personal Affiliation: Development and validation of a new measure to assess identity in people of mixed race descent
  • The effects of separation from parents, attachment to parents, triangulation in marital conflict, and parental social support on college adjustment
  • Ethnic identity and psychological adjustment in multiethnic college students
  • The predictive effects of racial socialization, racial identity, and African self-consciousness on African American college adjustment and psychological defenses
  • Attachment classification, parental bonding and parental authority as they relate to anxiety, depression, and self-efficacy from a multicultural perspective

Academic Genealogy

Charles J. Gelso, PhD, Ohio State University, 1970. Charlie Gelso was my dissertation mentor at the University of Maryland. He is co-author of the counseling psychology textbook “Counseling Psychology” and has published extensively in the areas of the client-therapist relationship in psychotherapy, including the real relationship. He has also written about the research training environment in graduate education and about psychoanalytic psychotherapy in general. His dissertation was directed by Francis Robinson and was entitled "The effect of different methods of recording counseling interviews on various dimensions of client behavior and client-mediated counselor behavior."

Francis P. Robinson, PhD, University of Iowa, 1932. Francis Robinson conducted research on eye movements and reading perception, and later developed the SQ3R method of study. He was an early influence in the development of counseling psychology as a profession, and along with Carl Rogers at Ohio State pioneered the use of audio tape recordings to examine in-session events in counseling. His dissertation was directed by Carl Seashore and was entitled "The role of eye movements in reading with an evaluation of techniques for their improvement."

Carl E. Seashore, PhD, Yale, 1895. Carl Seashore developed training programs and research at the University of Iowa in the areas of the psychology of speech and hearing, child psychology, clinical psychology, psychological testing, and the psychology of music. Seashore's dissertation was directed by Edward Scripture and dealt primarily with illusions of weight. Seashore's was the first PhD ever awarded to a student at Yale in psychology. Scripture, E. W., & Seashore, C. E. (1893). On the measurement of hallucinations. Science, 22, 353.

Edward W. Scripture, PhD, University of Leipzig, 1891. Psychologist, physician and speech scientist, he wrote several books and articles on different aspects of speech science (experimental phonetics) and pathology (stuttering and voice). Edward Scripture received his MD degree in 1906 from the University of Munich. He also worked as a speech clinician in different clinics in the US and Europe. His dissertation advisor was Wilhelm Wundt. Scripture's project was on the association of ideas. Scripture, E. W. (1895). Thinking, feeling, doing. Meadville, PA: Chautauqua Press.

Wilhelm Wundt, MD, University of Heidelberg, 1855. Physician, psychologist, and physiologist, Wilhelm Wundt is widely regarded as the father of experimental psychology, having founded one of the first formal laboratories for psychological research at the University of Leipzig. There he published more than 450 works and supervised 186 dissertations: 70 on philosophical topics and 116 on psychological problems.

Courses Top
  • PSYC 3700 - Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 3730 - Men and Masculinities
  • PSYC 6170 - Multicultural Seminar
  • PSYC 7121 - Clinical Diagnosis
  • PSYC 7250 - Treatment of Substance Abuse

Selected Publications Top

A listing of Dr. Wade's published works may be obtained by visiting
  • Wade, J. C., & Good, G. E. (2010). Moving toward mainstream: Perspectives on enhancing therapy with men. Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47, 273-275.
  • Wade, J. C. (2010). A “user-friendly” guide to therapy with men. A review of Beyond the Crisis of Masculinity: A Transtheoretical Model for Male-Friendly Therapy by Gary R. Brooks. PsycCRITIQUES, 55, Release 26, Article 1.
  • Karten, E. Y., & Wade, J. C. (2010). Sexual orientation change efforts in men: A client perspective. Journal of Men’s Studies, 18, 84-102.
  • Wade, J. C. (2009). Traditional masculinity and African American men’s health related attitudes and behaviors. American Journal of Men’s Health, 3, 165-172.
  • Saez, P. A., Casado, A., & Wade, J. C. (2009). Factors influencing masculinity ideology among Latino men. The Journal of Men's Studies, 17, 116-128.
  • Wade, J. C. (2008). Masculinity ideology, male reference group identity dependence, and African American men’s health related attitudes and behaviors. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 9, 5-16.
  • Wade, J. C., & Donis, E. (2007). Masculinity ideology, male identity, and romantic relationship quality among heterosexual and gay men. Sex Roles, 57, 775-786.
  • Anglin, D. M., & Wade, J. C. (2007). Racial socialization, racial identity, and Black students' adjustment to college. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13, 207-215.
  • Brummett, B. R., Wade, J. C., Ponterotto, J. G., Thombs, B., & Lewis, C. (2007). Psychosocial well-being and a multicultural personality disposition. Journal of Counseling & Development, 85, 73-81.
  • Wade, J. C. (2006). The case of the angry Black man. In M. Englar-Carlson & M. A. Stevens (Eds.), In the therapy room with men: A casebook about psychotherapeutic process and change with male clients. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Wade, J. C. (2005). The issue of race in counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 33, 538-546.
  • Wade, J. C., & Okesola, O. (2002). Racial peer group selection in African American high school students. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 30(2), 96-109.
  • Wade, J. C. (2001). Professional men’s attitudes toward race and gender equity. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 10(1), 73-88.
  • Wade, J. C., & Brittan-Powell, C. S. (2001). Men’s attitudes toward race and gender equity: The importance of masculinity ideology, gender-related traits, and reference group identity dependence. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 2(1), 42-50.
  • Wade, J. C., & Brittan-Powell, C. S. (2000). Male reference group identity dependence: Support for construct validity. Sex Roles, 43(5/6), 323-340.
  • Wade, J. C. (1998). Male reference group identity dependence: A theory of male identity. The Counseling Psychologist, 26(3), 349-383.
  • Wade, J. C., & Gelso, C. J. (1998). Reference Group Identity Dependence Scale: A measure of male identity. The Counseling Psychologist, 26(3), 384-412.
  • Wade, J. C. (1998). First steps along the road to scientific discovery (A rejoiner). The Counseling Psychologist, 26(3), 438-446.
  • Rogers, M. R., Hoffman, M. A., & Wade, J. C. (1998). Notable multicultural training in APA- approved counseling psychology and school psychology programs. Cultural Diversity and Mental Health, 4(3), 212-226.
  • Wade, J. C. (1996). African American men’s gender role conflict: The significance of racial identity. Sex Roles, 34(1/2), 17-33.
  • Wade, J. C. (1995). Gender role perceptions and gender role conflicts of middle-class African American men. Journal of African American Men,1(2), 103-120.
  • Wade, J. C. (1994). African American fathers and sons: Social, historical, and psychological considerations. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 75(9), 561 570.
  • Wade, J. C. (1994). Substance abuse: Implications for counseling African American men. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 16(4), 415 433.
  • Wade, J. C. (1993). Institutional racism: An analysis of the mental health system. America Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 63(4), 536 544.
  • Wade, J. C. (1992). Book review: The Content of Our Character by Shelby Steele. Journal of Black Psychology, 18(2), 63 66.
  • Wade, J. C. (1992). Socialization groups: Using The Book of Questions as a catalyst for interaction. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 46(6), 541 545.

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