Women & Psychology

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Women´s psychology is not shaped in a vacuum, but rather in a social context that reinforces depression, anxiety, eating disorders and low self-esteem, diagnoses from which women suffer disproportionately.

In this lecture we will examine the ways in which women´s issues are culturally produced, beginning with a consideration of the implications of a history of male “healers” and female “patients” in the field of psychology. A unique challenge to women´s identity development is the pervasive societal pressure to value a woman for how she appears to the other versus who she understands herself to be. As we examine the impact of such gender expectations, we will also consider how a women´s “positionality”-based on her race, class, gender identity, and sexual orientation-affects the kinds of discrimination she faces. This lecture will provide mental health practitioners with methods for supporting the diversity of women´s identity development and strategies for inoculating them from the ills of a patriarchal culture.

This lecture cuts to the heart of my research and thinking over the past 20 years.  It it delivered as a full color 67 page PDF* that you will find both evocative and informative.

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