Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the Worldby Dan Kindlon
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This time he takes on the American girl, upending the outdated view that adolescent girls are psychologically disadvantaged compared to boys. Kindlon's innovative research and the interviews that he conducted with hundreds of girls reveal that by and large American girls have actually begun to outstrip their male counterparts.
At the forefront of this trend are what Kindlon terms "alpha "girls." Unlimited by either gender oppression or feminism, these exceptional girls are as adept at finishing mathematical proofs and playing sports as they are at baking cookies. Far from the insecure teens portrayed in Mary Pipher's seminal book Reviving Ophelia. Kindlon's alphas are sure of themselves and what they want from their lives and are talented enough to achieve it. This books a must-read for parents, educators, mentors, and anyone who wants to learn about the new American girl and how she is already changing the world.
About the Author:
Dan Kindlon teaches child psychology at Harvard University
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DAN KINDLON, PHD, is a clinical and research psychologist specializing in the behavioral problems of children and adolescents. He teaches child psychology at Harvard; lectures widely to groups of parents, educators, and mental health professionals; and is the author of numerous scientific journal articles and three books including the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys (coauthored with Michael Thompson). He lives near Boston.
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