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.
About the Author:
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.