Women in Psychology: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook

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CAROLYN WOOD SHERIF (1922-1982)

Maria E. Vegega and Margaret L. Signorella

Carolyn Wood Sherif made substantive contributions to both the fields of social psychology and the psychology of women. Her approach to social psychology and to the study of social problems was distinctive in its interdisciplinary scope and its focus on significant human and scientific problems. Together with Muzafer Sherif, she conducted seminal work in the study of intergroup relations, delineating the conditions for group formation, competition, and cooperation. Sherif's social judgment/involvement approach to the study of attitudes was one of her most widely recognized contributions. This work, together with her work on the self-system, became instrumental in her contributions to the psychology of women. Her critical examination of traditional methodologies and theories in psychology and her ability to integrate scientific knowledge led to her proposals for new ways to study the complex relationships among gender, social power, and the self-system. Carolyn Sherif occupied leadership positions in the American Psychological Association (APA) and in APA's Division on the Psychology of Women (Division 35). Her many honors include the Association for Women in Psychology's Distinguished Publication Award ( 1980) and the American Psychological Foundation's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education in Psychology ( 1982).


FAMILY BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

Carolyn Wood, born in Loogootee, Indiana, on June 26, 1922, grew up in Indiana, the youngest of three children. In her autobiography ( C. W. Sherif, 1983), she recalled that her parents expected academic achievement and encouraged her ambitions. Financial considerations limited her college options to Purdue University, where her father was a supervisor for teacher training in agricultural education. Consequently, after graduating from West Lafayette High School in 1940, toward the end of the Great Depression, Carolyn Wood entered Purdue University.

Although Wood's father had once hoped that she would have a career in home

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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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