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I have enjoyed this site on the Internet, its great to see so much support for women and women's rights. I am 43 years young, a mother of three, with a great supportive husband. I am attending college to obtain my degree, hopefully in Computer Science (information systems/programming). Currently I am taking a psychology course via the Internet for college credit. I have searched the Internet for information on women in psychology and have failed to find what I need. If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it. I'm looking for information on studies concerning, what would have been the difference in psychology if women had been more prominent than men in the development of modern psychology. Thank you, Sandy

Dear Sandy - I think one of the best pieces that points to the work you are doing is actually a funny piece by Gloria Steinem - "What If Freud Were Phyllis?" This reversal helps to point out the injustices within psychotherapy and particularly within Freudian therapy. The essay is in her book - Moving Beyond Words, Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Also, there is a book called Toward a New Psychology of Women by Jean Baker Miller, Beacon Press, Boston, 1986. There are also a few books by Phyllis Chesler that maybe of some interest as well as The Mind Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science by Linda Schiebinger, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 1991.

For another great place for feminism and psychology contact the Elizabeth Stone House (617-522-3417) in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts. They have dones studies on this issue. Good luck - and I hope that your work will help to make sure that this history is not lost again - Amy

P.S. I love the way you refer to your age - a reversal in itself.


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