Providing role models of excellence for contemporary women and men and contributing to the understanding of the educational and career development of high achieving women, these autobiographical essays of seventeen women and their achievements generate a deeper appreciation of the vital role of women in the development of contemporary psychology.
"… an eloquent testimonial to the seventeen autobiographers themselves. The autobiographies are enhanced by the insights of O'Connell's penetrating analyses and synthesis of personal and professional commonalities and differences in these women's lives and experiences. The women's eminence is made more evident by Russo's informative discussion of the societal context and its relationship to development of the field and women's contributions to it…an energizing source of pride and inspiration to all readers."
—from the Foreword by Virginia Staudt Sexton
co-editor of The History and Philosophy of Science: Selected Papers
Contents: V.S. Sexton, Foreword. A.N. O'Connell, N.F. Russo, Preface. Part I:General Introduction. A.N. O'Connell, N.F. Russo, A New Vision of Women in Psychology. Part II:Historical Perspectives. N.F. Russo, Women in Psychology: Reflecting and Shaping the Social Context. Part III:Personal Perspectives: Autobiographical Sketches.Lois Hayden Meek Stolz, 1891-1984. Leona E. Tyler, 1906-. Anne Anastasi, 1908-. Marie Skodak Crissey, 1910-. Erika Frommm 1910-. Lillian E. Troll, 1915-. Olga E. de Cillis Englehardt, 1917-. Patricia Cain Smith, 1917-. Jane Loevinger, 1918-. Frances K. Graham, 1918-. Janet Taylor Spence, 1923-. Dorothy Hansen Eichorn, 1924-. Carole Robertson Payton, 1925-. Martha T. Mednick, 1929-. Martha E. Bernal, 1931-. Florence L. Denmark, 1932-. Bonnie R. Strickland, 1936-. Part IV:Perspectives on Patterns of Achievement. A.N. O'Connell, Synthesis and Resynthesis: Profiles and Patterns of Achievement 2