This is the first book to take a multicultural perspective on the psychology of women, including the issues of ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical abilities.
This book addresses the continuing call to incorporate diversity issues into the scholarship on the psychology of women. Each chapter takes an inclusive look at one aspect of women’s lives and shows how the available research and theory relate or do not relate to diverse groups of women; issues of ethnicity, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability are examined. The chapters present the state of the literature in psychology and related fields, and authors describe what we know and do not know about issues of diversity in women’s experience.
The authors and editors themselves represent diverse perspectives. The book includes Joan C. Chrisler and Alyce Huston Hemstreet on women’s health needs; Martha E. Banks, Rosalie J. Ackerman, and Carolyn A. Corbett on neuropsychological issues for physically challenged women; Lillian P. Holcomb and Carol B. Giesen on older women and physically challenged women as college students; Ann Marie Orza and Jane W. Torrey on teaching the psychology of women; Rachel Josefowitz Siegel, Sudha Choldin, and Jean H. Orost on the effects of religious ideology on women’s psychosocial development; Darlene C. DeFour and Michele A. Paludi on women and achievement; Geraldine Butts Stahly and Gwat-Yong Lie on women and violence; and Suzanna Rose on women’s friendships.
About the Author
Joan C. Chrisler is Associate Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College.
Alyce Huston Hemstreet is Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at Shoreline Psychiatric Associates in New London, Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Michele A. Paludi
The Diversity of Women's Health Need
Joan C. Chrisler and Alyce Huston Hemstreet
Feminist Neuropsychology: Issues for Physically Challenged Women
Martha E. Banks, Rosalie J. Ackerman, and Carolyn A.Corbett
Women and Violence: A Comparison of Lesbian and Heterosexual Battering Relationships
Geraldine Butts Stahly and Gwat-Yong Lie
The Impact of Three Patriarchal Religions on Women
Rachel Josefowitz Siegel, Sudha Choldin, and Jean H. Orost
Women and Achievement
Darlene C. DeFour and Michele A. Paludi
Coping with Challenges: College Experiences of Older Women and Women with Disabilities
Lillian P. Holcomb and Carol B. Giesen
Teaching the Psychology of Women
Ann Marie Orza and Jane W. Torrey