Women of Vision: Their Psychology, Circumstances, and Success (Google eBook)

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Eileen Gavin PhD, Aphrodite Clamar PhD, Mary Anne Siderits PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Mar 20, 2007 - Social Science - 336 pages
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"Women of Vision blends biographical narrative with psychological perspectives on human development, resulting in a moving and passionate book that is suitable for both academic and nonacademic readers. It is a useful tool for teaching purposes or for simple, enjoyable, and informative reading."

--Psychology of Women Quarterly

"...a fascinating look of preservation and perceptiveness that is differentiated from its predecessors in its range of disciplines and emphasis...This new 'life course' approach to understanding female leaders gives valuable insight into the lives of these imminent women, furnishing insights into how the social-economic-political milieu and the attitudes and values of the time played a significant role in the lives of these women but also in all our lives. Women of Vision will serve as a springboard for exploration of how the psychologies of individual human lives affect their life-course and as a galvanizing step for many more future women of vision and leadership....The accounts in the book should be of substantial significance for readers interested in gender issues. However, the book will appeal to an even wider audience. Persons hoping to move in new directions in their own lives (e.g., women looking wistfully at new academic and occupational paths after years in stereotypic niches) can surely also find inspiration in the various accounts." --SirReadaLot.org

We all know of women of great vision; women whose efforts and accomplishments have had a major impact on the arts, politics, women's rights, sports, or science. But often we may not understand how they became such powerful agents of change and what sorts of questions we should ask of their pasts to understand how the trajectories of their lives were formed.

In this extraordinary textbook, leading experts cast new light on the role of circumstance, accomplishments, and personality in the development of various twentieth-century women of vision. This is a brand new life-course approach to understanding female leaders and gives valuable insight into the lives of such eminent women as Rachel Carson, Evelyn Gentry Hooker, Georgia O'Keeffe, Eleanor Roosevelt, "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Ella Fitzgerald, Alice Paul, Lucille Ball, and many others. Study questions and exercises at the end of each chapter further enhance the text.

Women of Vision will serve as the springboard for exploration of how the psychologies of individual human lives affect their life-course and a galvanizing step for many more future women of vision and leadership.

  

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Contents

REFERENCES
CHAPTER NINE
CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
Response to the Needy
Emerging Sexuality
Another Important Relationship
Young Adulthood
Concern for the Needy

NOTE
REFERENCES
PART I
CHAPTER ONE
THE TRAIL SHE BLAZED
Presence
Technique
Choreography
Music
Costumes and Setting
Family Influences and Values
Other Interpersonal Influences
ISADORAS DEVELOPMENT
Childhood
Adolescence
Young Adulthood and Precocious Signs of Generativity
The Turning Point
Another Side of Isadora
ISADORAS LEGACY
REFERENCES
CHAPTER TWO
VENEREAL EYE INFECTIONS UNCONTROLLED FEVERS AND BLINDNESS
Helen
A TRAUMATIC CHILDHOOD A TURBULENT MARRIAGE AND AN ENDURING LEGACY AS THE MIRACLE WORKER
HEROINE AND ROLE MODEL FOR CHILDREN
Helens Emergence From Darkness
Helen at Radcliffe
Helens Financial Challenges
Advocacy for the Blind
Helens Interpersonal and Psychosocial World
Helen in Childrens Books
Social Reformer and Socialist
The Politics and Culture of Disability
FINAL COMMENTS
REFERENCES
CHAPTER THREE
WHO SHE WAS
FIRST BORN
FIRST WOMAN COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AT BERKELEY
CHALLENGES AND CELEBRATIONS IN GRADUATE SCHOOL
FURTHER SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION AND CAREER
The Dual Career Couple
Family Life
Integration of Work and Family for Lillian
THE CONTRIBUTIONS
THE END OF THE PARTNERSHIP
FINAL THOUGHTS
REFERENCES
CHAPTER FOUR
BACKGROUND OF THE TIMES
CHILDHOOD YEARS OF ALICE PAUL
THE ADOLESCENT YEARS
COLLEGE DAYS
MOLDING EXPERIENCE IN ENGLAND
BACK HOME IN AMERICA
NATIONAL WOMANS PARTY
CONGRESSIONAL UNION
PICKETING THE WHITE HOUSE AND GETTING ARRESTED
EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
DEGREES AND PEACE WORK
WORLD WOMENS PARTY AND UNITED NATIONS CHARTER
EQUALITY IN THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND CONTINUATION OF THE ERA STRUGGLE
AT THE CLOSE OF FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT
CONCLUSION
CHAPTER FIVE
HER PAINTINGS
18871901
WILLIAMSBURG VIRGINIA 19011905
19051916
19171946
REFERENCES
CHAPTER SIX
SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
WOMEN RACE AND EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
WOMENS ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENT WORK
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
CHAPTER SEVEN
HERITAGE AND FAMILY OF ORIGIN
CHILDHOOD SADNESS AND LOSS
ADOLESCENCE AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD
MARRIAGE CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING
MARITAL AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES
DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY
HER OWN INTERESTS AND PURPOSES
LEADERSHIP
ADVOCATE AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST
ON HER OWN
LIFE SPAN PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
REFERENCES
PART II
CHAPTEREIGHT
CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
THE COLLEGE YEARS 19251929
GRADUATE SCHOOL 19291934
FINDING A PLACE IN THE ADULT WORLD 19351937
THE EARLY CAREER YEARS 19361941
ROLE JUGGLING CONTINUES IN MIDCAREER 19411951
THE LAST DOZEN YEARS 19521964
FRIENDSHIP WITH DOROTHY FREEMAN
SILENT SPRING
THE SENSE OF WONDER
THINKING ABOUT CARSONS FAMILIAL AND CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS
THE WONDER OF RACHEL CARSON
Her Religious Conversion
THE SECOND CONVERSION
AN END TO RESTLESSNESS
CONCLUDING REMARKS
REFERENCES
CHAPTERTEN
HER PLACE AND HER PEOPLE
GETTING TO KNOW THE WORLD
GETTING TO LOVE THE WIDE WORLD OF PEOPLE AND OF GOD
SISTER ANNETTES EARLY YEARS AS A DEDICATED WOMAN
SISTER ANNETTES GENERATIVE MIDDLE ADULT YEARS DURING WHICH MAJOR STORMS OCCURRED
REFERENCES
CHAPTER ELEVEN
DEVELOPMENTAL CATALYSTS
HOOKERS RESEARCH STUDY
LATER YEARS
REFERENCES
CHAPTER TWELVE
THE EARLY YEARS
THE TEXAS TOMBOYS TEEN YEARS
A CAREER IN PLAY
A DIFFERENT TURN
FOR THE RECORD BOOKS
THE STORY DOESNT END HERE
REFERENCES
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
INTRODUCTION
FROM CHESTERFIELD CIGARETTE GIRL TO GOLDWYN GIRL
THOSE WHO LOVED LUCY
MENTORING LUCY
CONCEIVINGI LOVE LUCY
AND BABY MAKES THREE
I DENOUNCE LUCY
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND PERSONAL FAILURES
GENERATIVITY VERSUS STAGNATION
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
FAMILY AND CHILDHOOD
VASSAR AND YALE
WORLD WAR II
AFTER THE WAR
COMPILERS AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
AWARDS NAMESAKES AND LEGACY
REFERENCES
PART III
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
THE CONTEXT
NAVIGATING JAZZS GOLDEN AGE AND BEYOND
HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
TURMOIL FOLLOWING HER MOTHERS DEATH
THE PROFESSIONAL BEGINNING
THE BEGINNING OF A LONG RUN
RELATIONSHIPS
NORMAN GRANZ
ANALYZING THE INGREDIENTS OF ELLA FITZGERALDS SUCCESS
LAST YEARS
REFERENCES
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
EARLY CHILDHOOD AND BARBADOS
BACK TO BROOKLYN AND ADOLESCENCE
BROOKLYN COLLEGE
EARLY POLITICS TEACHING AND MARRIAGE
THE STATE ASSEMBLY OF NEW YORK
US CONGRESS
RUNNING FOR THE PRESIDENCY
IDENTITY AND LEADERSHIP
REFERENCES
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION
EARLY CAREER
KINGS COLLEGE
THE DOUBLE HELIX
THE AFTERMATH
REFERENCES
PART IV
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
Family
Mentorship
Collaborators
Intimacy
Other Influences
INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT
Motivation
Values and Hierarchy of Values
Purpose in Life
Spirituality
Vital Personality Characteristics
POSSIBLE MISCONCEPTIONS
REFERENCES
APPENDIX
3 Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth
4 Alice Paul
6 Mary McLeod Bethune
7 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
II WOMEN WHO MATURED DURING THE ROARING TWENTIES
10 Sister Annette Walters
11 Evelyn Gentry Hooker
12 Babe Didrikson Zaharias
13 Lucille Ball
III WOMEN WHO BECAME ADULTS IN THE 1940s
16 Shirley Chisholm
17 Rosalind Franklin
Index
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Eileen A. Gavin, PhD, taught undergraduate women for 40 years and served four consecutive terms as psychology department chair at the College of St. Catherine where she is now professor emerita of psychology. Her published work has appeared primarily in encyclopedias, reference books, specialized anthologies, magazines, and journals. She designed numerous symposia for professional organizations and served as an officer in three divisions of the American Psychological Association (24, 26, and 36). The professional service that she most enjoyed was that of program chair for the inaugural APA program of Division 36 (now known as Psychology of Religion). She is currently editing letters that eminent American women of psychology sent to students in one of her classes in history and systems of psychology.

Aphrodite Clamar, PhD, is a seasoned senior executive in local, national, and international public relations and advertising. Her background in economics and psychology, extensive experience in developing and managing political/election campaigns and effective interpersonal skills are an asset in all aspects of her work. Dr. Clamar is the founder and former president of Richard Cohen Associates, a Manhattan-based publicity firm, with an advertising affiliate. The Agency worked on a variety of political campaigns including presidential, senatorial, state, and local. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an active member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Clamar is published extensively in the general and professional media and has contributed articles to a number of books and journals.

Mary Anne Siderits, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, full-time faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Marquette University, and adjunct clinical professor at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. She teaches courses in psychology of gender, psychology of religion, developmental psychology, and professional ethics. She has held office in municipal and state psychological associations and in various divisions of the American Psychological Association; she has also served on the national board of representatives of the American Association of University Professors. A founding member of the group that launched the women's studies program at Marquette, she was the first female chair of Marquette's Committee on Faculty.

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