Charting a New Course for Feminist Psychology

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Lynn H. Collins, Michelle R. Dunlap, Joan C. Chrisler
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Philosophy - 379 pages

Feminist psychology is vigorous, creative, and increasingly activist. This volume reflects women's diversity and incorporates strategies for social action and opportunities for political activism. It anticipates trends and developments in the psychology of women and feminist psychology. Chapters include those about women and self-esteem, leadership skills, welfare reform, spirituality, and domestic violence. The emphasis on social activism is unique. Unusual and cutting-edge research methodologies and techniques are also discussed.

This book will be of interest to clinicians and scholars aiming to enhance their expertise and awareness in this field. The focus on contemporary research and future directions of the psychology of women will be a welcome, sophisticated addition to a syllabus for graduate courses in the psychology of women.


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Deconstructing Difference Conceptualizing Feminist Research from Within the Postmodern
The Faces of Feminist Pedagogy A Survey of Psychologists and Their Students
Women of Color and Feminist Psychology Moving from Criticism and Critique to Integration and Application
Psychological Development
Deconstructing Attachment Theory Naturalizing the Politics of Motherhood
Dimensions of Silencing and Resistance in Adolescent Girls Development of a Narrative Method for Research and Prevention
SelfEsteem Inoculation Protecting Girls from the Effects of Sexism
Hormone Hostages The Cultural Legacy of PMS as a Legal Defense
Womens Mental Health and Feminist Therapy
Prevention of Eating Disorders Problems Pitfalls and Feminist Possibilities
Body Image Disturbance and Disordered Eating in AfricanAmerican and Latina Women
Stories of Violence Use of Testimony in a Support Group for Latin American Battered Women
Feminist Activism in the Public Interest
We All Need Different Kinds of Help Poor Womens Perspectives on Welfare Reform
Women Federal Policy and Social Change Bringing a Feminist Presence to Capitol Hill

Women Whither Goest Thou? To Chart New Courses in Religiousness and Spirituality and to Define Ourselves
Womens Health
HIV among Elderly Women Ignored and Overlooked by Health Care Providers and Public Policy Makers
Black Battered Women New Directions for Research and Black Feminist Theory

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LYNN H. COLLINS is Associate Professor of Psychology at LaSalle University. She is liaison for the Society for the Psychology of Women and the Association for Women in Psychology, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Eastern Psychological Association.

MICHELLE R. DUNLAP is Assistant Professor of Human Development at Connecticut College.

JOAN C. CHRISLER is Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College. She is President of the Connecticut Conference of the American Association of University Professors and President-elect of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.

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