Women in Psychology: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook

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FLORENCE L. DENMARK (1931- )

Michele A. Paludi and Nancy Felipe Russo

Florence L. Denmark has been internationally recognized for her scholarly, administrative, educational, and leadership contributions to psychology, especially in the field of the psychology of women. She has more than ten books, sixty articles, and one hundred presentations as well as numerous media appearances to her credit. Her research encompasses prejudice and discrimination, leadership styles, power and achievement, and the status and contributions of women psychologists. As faculty member and former head of the largest psychology graduate program in the United States, she has influenced the education, training, and careers of numerous psychologists, including a large number of women and minorities. A prominent leader, in addition to being the fifth woman to serve as president of the American Psychological Association (APA), she has held presidential offices in two APA divisions (General Psychology and the Psychology of Women), the Eastern Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association, Psi Chi, and the International Council of Psychologists. Recipient of numerous awards and honors, Florence Denmark has been elected Fellow in seven APA divisions and was the first winner of APA's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology. Denmark received one of the first Distinguished Leadership Awards given by APA's Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP), a Leadership Recognition Award from the Division of the Psychology of Women, and a career award from the Association for Women in Psychology.


FAMILY BACKGROUND, EDUCATION, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Florence Harriet Levin was born on January 28, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in a large extended family that included her parents, an older sister, grandparents, two uncles, and an aunt. Her mother, Minna Freiman Sharkis, was a musician; her father, Morris Levin, an attorney. Her sister became a physician. She credits much of her career inspiration to her mother, whom she

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Part I Overview 1
  • Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 3
  • Part II the Women and Their Contributions 11
  • Anne Anastasi (1908- ) 13
  • Nancy Bayley (1899- ) 23
  • Sandra Lipsitz Bem (1944- ) 30
  • Jeanne Humphrey Block (1923-1981) 40
  • Charlotte M. BÜhler (1893-1974) 49
  • Mary Whiton Calkins (1863-1930) 57
  • Mamie Phipps Clark (1917-1983) 66
  • Florence L. Denmark (1931- ) 75
  • Else Frenkel-Brunswik (1908-1958) 88
  • Anna Freud (1895-1982) 96
  • Eleanor Jack Gibson (1910- ) 104
  • Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) 117
  • Florence Laura Goodenough (1886-1959) 125
  • Jacqueline Jarrett Goodnow (1924- ) 134
  • Edna Heidbreder (1890-1985) 143
  • Ravenna Helson (1925- ) 151
  • Mary Henle (1913- ) 161
  • Leta Stetter Hollingworth (1886-1939) 173
  • Karen Horney (1885-1952) 184
  • BÄrbel Inhelder (1913- ) 197
  • Marie Jahoda (1907- ) 207
  • Christine Ladd-Franklin (1847-1930) 220
  • Eleanor Emmons Maccoby (1917- ) 230
  • Clara Mayo (1931-1981) 238
  • Maria Montessori (1870-1952) 246
  • Bernice L. Neugarten (1916- ) 256
  • Carolyn Robertson Payton (1925- ) 266
  • Pauline (pat) Snedden Sears (1908- ) 275
  • Virginia Staudt Sexton (1916- ) 285
  • Carolyn Wood Sherif (1922-1982) 297
  • Janet Taylor Spence (1923- ) 307
  • Bonnie Ruth Strickland (1936- ) 317
  • Thelma Gwinn Thurstone (1897- ) 327
  • Leona E. Tyler (1906- ) 335
  • Margaret Floy Washburn (1871-1939) 342
  • Beth Lucy Wellman (1895-1952) 350
  • Part III Awards and Recognition 359
  • Selected Award-Winning Contributions 361
  • Part IV Bibliographic Resources 379
  • Women in Psychology: Bibliographic Resources 381
  • Part V Appendices 399
  • Appendix A - A Chronology of Birth Years 401
  • Appendix B - Places of Birth 403
  • Appendix C - Major Fields 405
  • Index 409
  • About the Contributors 435
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