Feminist Psychology introduces a distinctive new mode of doing psychology. This psychology is based on an increasingly popular range of ideas called social constructionism. Within the book, new forms of theory and methods or inquiry relating social constructionism to feminist topics are introduced. Each chapter highlights different topics of special concern within gender studies, especially the psychology of women. The book draws from the central tenets of postmodern inquiry, as played out in the positive framework of social constructionism. Emphasized are reflexivity, the social basis of reality making, the breakdown of traditional narrative forms, the loss of objectivity as a scientific standard, and the possibilities for new forms of doing research. In this respect, the book is unique and serves to provide a point of view on an intriguing movement that is gaining momentum across the social sciences and humanities. It is hoped that this book might serve as a catalyst for further innovative work in psychology. This text encourages such moves by its own irreverence for traditions and its overt efforts to break down resistances to creativity in the field.
Aarti Dua has obtained her Master of Psychology in 1992 from H.N.B Garwal University, Srinagar. For the past 14 years she has been in the teaching profession. She has contributed various articles and research papers on Women studies, Feminist studies and on Women Psychology and their behavior for leading journals and magazines. She has authored and edited various books on Psychology and Women studies. She has attended various national and international conferences.
Preface V 1. Functionalism and Psychology of Women --Pg. 1 2. Feminism in Feminist Therapy Theory --Pg. 28 3. Psychology Constructs of Female --Pg. 53 4. Relationship in Feminist Therapy --Pg. 70 5. Feminism and Ethics in Psychology --Pg. 105 6. Moral Values & Belonging of Feminist Psychology --Pg. 135 7. History of Women Psychologists --Pg. 154 8. Dilemmas in the Female Psychology --Pg. 171 9. Devaluation of WomenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Competence --Pg. 190 10. Feminism and the Psychology of Power --Pg. 206 11. Emerging Trends in Feminist Psychology --Pg. 224 12. Rediscovering Social Change in Women Psychology --Pg. 232 13. Feminist Psychology: Diagonisis and Distress --Pg. 246 14. Gender and Ethnicity in Feminist Psychology --Pg. 276 15. Stress and Coping in Feminist Psychology --Pg. 292 Bibliography --Pg. 309 Index --Pg. 315