Women in Psychology: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook

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BERNICE L. NEUGARTEN (1916- )

Nancy K. Schlossbergand Lillian E. Troll

Bernice L. Neugarten created the academic field of adult development and aging. She has worked on the cutting edge of several disciplines in her quest to articulate the intersection between individual choice and social, economic, and political constraints. She has perpetually challenged stereotypical views about aging, connecting the fields of sociology, psychology, and anthropology through lectures, writing, research, and policy analysis, as well as consultations with individuals, organizations, and state and federal governments. Most important, she has taught and mentored several generations of scholars and practitioners who now are teaching and conducting research across the world.


FAMILY AND CAREER INFLUENCES

Bernice Levin was born in 1916 in a small town in Nebraska, the older of two children. Her father had come to the United States from Lithuania in his early twenties and, instead of following the most common pathway for Jewish immigrants of that time, of settling into a large eastern city in an ethnic neighborhood, he chose the more adventurous route of traveling about the western prairie states selling goods to farmers and ranchers, and later buying their raw wool and shipping it to mills in New England. It was in the course of a business trip that he met his future wife, who lived in Chicago. The newlyweds moved to Norfolk, a railroad center of 4,000 to 5,000 inhabitants, thus a convenient place to locate a shipping business. Here Bernice Levin and her brother were born and raised.

Although David and Sadie Levin did not have much formal education themselves, they valued it highly and encouraged their intellectually gifted daughter. She was a voracious reader and a good student who skipped grades frequently. She carried courses in high school at the age of eleven and completed high school at the age of fifteen, too young to go away to college. She took "two years out," therefore, enrolling in courses at the local junior college for one year and reading a lot. The Norfolk superintendent of schools thought that she should go

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  • 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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