Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health by Judith WorellHandbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health by Judith Worell

Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health

EditorJudith Worell, Carol D. Goodheart

Hardcover | October 12, 2005

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 343 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This book integrates the role of gender in girls' and women's development across the life span, looking specifically at internal and external vulnerabilities and risks, and the protective or supportive factors that facilitate effective coping, positive growth, strength, and resilience. Theinteraction between physical, psychological, and cultural factors is integrated within each period of development. The book emphasizes how gender socialization of female development and behavior impacts both self-evaluation and identity processes within various cultural groups. The book alsodiscusses the social roles that girls and women reflectively adopt. Lastly, it recognizes that externally induced risks such as poverty, interpersonal abuse, and violence present challenges to healthy development.
Judy Worell is at University of Kentucky (Emerita). Carol D. Goodheart is at Rutgers University.
Title:Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological HealthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 7.28 × 10.24 × 1.81 inPublished:October 12, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019516203X

ISBN - 13:9780195162035


Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsForeword - Norine G. JohnsonPART I. GENDER AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH1. Carol D. Goodheart: An Integrated View of Girls' and Women's Health: Psychology, Physiology, and Society2. Cheryl Brown Travis: Risks to Healthy Development: The Somber Planes of Life3. Judith Worell: Pathways to Healthy Development: Sources of Strength and EmpowermentPART II. RISKS AND STRENGTHS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN Problems and Risks4. Marcia C. Linn and Cathy Kessel: Assessment and Gender5. Valerie E. Whiffen and Natasha Demidenko: Mood Disturbance Across the Lifespan6. Wendy K. Silverman and Rona Carter: Anxiety Disturbance in Girls and Women7. Linda Smolak: Body Image8. Diane T. Marsh: Serious Emotional Disturbance and Serious Mental Illness9. Jacquelyn W. White and James M. Frabutt: Violence Against Girls and Women: An Integrative Developmental Perspective10. Rhoda Olkin: Physical or Systemic Disabilities11. Janis Sanchez-Hucles and Kimberly Gamble: Trauma in the lives of Girls and Women12. Lula A. Beatty, Cora Lee Wetherington, Dionne J. Jones, Adele B. Roman: Substance Use and Abuse by Girls and Women13. Deborah Belle and Lisa Dodson: Poor Women and Girls in a Wealthy Nation14. Lillian Range: Women and SuicideStrengths and Resources15. Patricia A. Bennett and Susan H. McDaniel: Coping in Adolescent Girls and Women16. Oksana Malanchuk and Jacquelynne Eccles: Self-esteem17. Virginia E. O'Leary and Jeshmin Bhaju: Resilience and Empowerment18. Subjective Well-Being - Sonja Lyubomirsky and Rene Dickerhoof19. Vanessa L. McGann and Janice M. Steil: The Sense of Entitlement: Implication for Gender Equality and Psychological Well Being20. Carol Williams-Nickelson: Balanced Living through Self-Care21. Lucia F. O'Sullivan, M. C. McCrudden, Deborah L. Tolman: To Your Sexual Health! Incorporating Sexuality into the Health Perspective22. Michele Harway and Roberta Nutt: Women and Giving23. Mary M. Brabeck and Kalina M. Brabeck: Women and Relationships24. Karen Fraser Wyche: Healthy Environments for Youth and Families25. Lucia Albino Gilbert and Lisa K. Kearney: The Psychotherapeutic Relationship as a Positive and Powerful Resource for Girls and WomenPART III. PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE LIFE SPANChildren and Adolescents: Awakenings26. Susan A. Basow: Gender Role and Gender Identity Development27. Annette M. La Greca, Eleanor Race, and Karen Bearman Miller: The Interplay of Physical and Psychosocial Development28. Phyllis Bronstein: The Family Environment: Where Gender Role Socialization Begins29. Diane F. Halpern: Girls and Academic Success: Changing Patterns of Academic Achievement30. Judith L. Meece and Kathryn Scantlebury: Gender and Schooling: Progress and Persistent Barriers31. Bridget Reynolds and Rena Repetti: Adolescent Girls' Health in the Context of Peer and Community Relationships32. Niva Piran and Erin Ross: From Girlhood to Womanhood: Multiple Transitions in ContextAdults: Balancing33. Nancy E. Betz: Women's Career Development34. Susan S. Hendrick: Love, Intimacy, And Partners35. Linda J. Beckman: Women's Reproductive Health: Issues, Findings and Controversies36. Joy K. Rice and Nicole Else-Quest: The Mixed Messages of Motherhood37. Faye J. Crosby and Laura Sabattini: Family and Work Balance38. Claire A. Etaugh and Judith S. Bridges: Midlife TransitionsOlder Adults: Winding Down and Summing Up39. Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Karyn M. Skultety: Aging and Identity: How Women Face Later Life Transitions40. Deborah Majerovitz: Physical Health and Illness in older women41. Bonnie Markham: Older Women and Security42. Deborah Carr and Jung-Hwa Ha: Bereavement43. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Jennifer Dillinger, Heather L. Gray, Veronica Cardenas, Lani Singer, and Shannon Hsu: Women's Issues at the End of Life44. Mary M. Gergen and Kenneth J. Gergen: Positive Aging: Reconstructing the Life CoursePART IV. SPECIAL PROBLEMS AND RESOURCES45. Lenore E. A. Walker: Legal Issues Influencing Girls' and Women's Psychological Health46. Melba J. T. Vasquez, Ay Ling Han, and Cynthia de las Fuentes: Adaptation of Immigrant Girls and Women47. Debra Lina Dunivin: Psychopharmacotherapy and Women: Issues for Consideration48. Veronica M. Herrera, Mary P. Koss, Jennifer Bailey, Nicole P. Yuan, and Erika L. Lichter: Survivors of Male Violence: Research and Training Initiatives to Facilitate Recovery from Depression and PTSD49. Sherry Glied and Sharon Kofman: An Overview of Policies that Impact the Psychological Well-Being of Girls and WomenCONCLUSION50. Carol D. Goodheart and Judith Worell: Looking Forward

Editorial Reviews

"Written by leaders in the development and advancement of this integrative model, the chapters offer new perspectives for understanding and improving the psychological and physical health of girls and women."--Family Therapy