Toward a New Psychology of Women

Toward a New Psychology of Women

by Jean Baker Miller

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Toward a New Psychology of Women by Jean Baker Miller

In the twenty years since its publication, this best-selling classic (which has sold more than 200,000 copies) has become famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict men's and women's psychological development. Toward a New Psychology of Women revolutionized concepts of strength and weakness, dependency and autonomy, emotion, success, and power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807029114
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jean Baker Miller, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine and founding director of the Jean Beaker Miller Training Institute, a division of the Stone Center at Wellesley College.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Editionix
Part IIThe Makings of the Mind-So Far1
Temporary Inequality
Permanent Inequality
2Conflict - The Old Way13
Covert Conflict-Closed Conflict
Overt Conflict-Open-Ended Conflict
3The Importance of Unimportant People21
Part IILooking in Both Directions27
Vulnerability, Weakness, Helplessness
Participating in the Development of Others
5Doing Good and Feeling Bad49
Feminine Evil and Women's Sense of Failure
6Serving Others' Needs - Doing for Others61
The Integrating Element
Departure of a Super-Wife
Beginning of Change
Strange Theories About "Human Nature"
Ego Development
7Outside "The Real World"75
Inside "The Real World"
Part IIINotes in a Future Key81
8Ties to Others83
How Connection Works
The Search for Attachment - "Neuroses"
9Becoming Oneself - Authenticity, Creativity98
Authenticity Through Cooperation
Sexual Authenticity
First Steps
Creativity with a Place to Go
10All This, But Not Enough115
Women's Fear of Power
Masochism and Power
Power and Non-Power Realms of Life
11Reclaiming Conflict125
Suppressed Conflict
The Crucible of Conflict
Old Views and Forms of Conflict
Initiating Conflict
Waging Good Conflict
Conflict Among Women Today
Epilogue: Yes, But ...141

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