This outstanding book contains inspiring stories of late 20th century women who broke new ground in psychological knowledge and its applications. The lives and careers of 53 women are examined within social and historical contexts using three levels of analysis--the individual, the group, and the universal.
The thoughtful autobiographies and the perceptive, integrative analyses increase understanding of the personal and professional development of these women, provide insights into their patterns of achievement, and illuminate new ways of thinking about and perceiving women.
This extraordinary book is a valuable resource for libraries and researchers, provides knowledge and inspiration for a wide range of readers, and is an excellent supplementary text for courses in the psychology of women, history of psychology, lifespan development, career development, and women's studies.
Table of Contents
Contents: J.T. Spence, Foreword. A.N. O'Connell, Preface. Part I:General Introduction. A.N. O'Connell, Partners in Progress: Illuminating a New Vision of Women in Psychology. Part II:Historical and Social Contexts. A.N. O'Connell, A Century of Contrasts: Historical and Social Contexts of the 20th Century. Part III:Autobiographical Perspectives. Frances M. Culbertson, 1921-. Patricia M. Bricklin, 1932-. Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-. Norine G. Johnson, n/a. Sandra Wood Scarr, 1936-. Dorothy W. Cantor, 1937-. Diane J. Willis, 1937-. Elaine Hatfield, 1937-. Phyllis A. Katz, 1938-. Linda M. Bartoshuk, 1938-. Patricia Keith-Spiegel, 1939-. Kay Deaux, 1941-. Judith E.N. Albino, 1943-. Margaret W. Matlin, 1944-. Pamela Trotman Reid, 1946-. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, 1946-. Diane F. Halpern, 1947-. Janet Shibley Hyde, 1948-. Lillian Comas-Díaz, 1950-. Part IV:Achievement Patterns in the 20th Century. A.N. O'Connell, Profiles and Patterns of Achievement for 53 Eminent Women: Synthesis and Resynthesis 3.
"I still recommend this book to people interested in eminence, in women's careers, and in the historical and social forces that affect both....O'Connell has done an admirable job marshaling the facts..."
"O'Connell's is a significant contribution that will be of considerable value to researchers and scholars interested in the many facets of the psychology of women, gender roles, personality, life-span development, and women's studies."
—Readings: A Journal of Reviews & Commentary in Mental Health