Silencing the Self Across Cultures

Author: Dana C. Jack
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195398092
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Offering new perspectives on social and psychological aspects of the complex dynamic of depression, the authors use Silencing the Self theory, which details the negative psychological effects when individuals silence themselves in close relationships and the importance of the social context in precipitating depression.

Women and Mental Disorders

Author: Paula K. Lundberg-Love
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313393192
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In the last two decades, feminist therapists and scholars have called for new models of mental health that value women and femininity. To that end, the four-volume Women and Mental Disorders brings together recent research and theory to explore its subject from a feminist perspective. This exhaustive set treats every aspect of women's mental health, from diagnoses to treatment. Underlying the entire work is an awareness of varying cultural definitions of mental health and the importance of understanding a woman's cultural background if treatment is to be respectful and successful. Special attention is also paid to women who have been victims of violence, whether in intimate relationships, the workplace, or at school, and to how these experiences impact mental and physical health, self-concept, interpersonal relationships, and career development. Approaches to treating women with eating disorders, agoraphobia, anxiety and depression, PTSD, and personality disorders are covered as well. Finally, the set provides resources to help readers address their own needs or those of friends and family.

Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era

Author: Elena Mustakova-Possardt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461473918
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This book explores the concept of “socially-responsible psychology in a global age” and how it might be used to organize, integrate and bring enhanced focus a field that has the potential to contribute to solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. In this volume, the editors explore the central and defining features of socially-responsible psychology, challenges that this work would face, and the mechanisms and processes by which psychological work could be synergistically integrated with the work of other disciplines. For this purpose, the volume also examines a variety of factors currently that limit psychology in carrying out this goal.

Gender based Violence and Depression in Women

Author: Deborah Western
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461475325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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​​​​Social workers, in whatever capacity they work, can expect to come into contact with women who have experienced/are experiencing violence and with women who are experiencing depression. Therefore, a range of social work supports and interventions are required in order to meet the needs of diverse women and assist them in their recovery. One of these methods is group work where women can share their experiences, learn from each other, reflect on their learnings and identify and achieve changes in their circumstances. This book is based on original research by the author that sought to understand depression in women from a feminist and gender-informed perspective, develop a feminist-based group work response, and highlight the activities of consciousness-raising and resistance as methods for women to achieve change in their lives and in their selves. An innovative and creative group work program, the Women’s Journaling Group Program, was developed from this research and provides a new method of working with women who have experienced/are experiencing violence and mild-moderate depression. The Women’s Journaling Group Program is research-informed, theoretically-grounded, practice-based and feminist and gender-focused. This book, and the program model within it, is an important contribution to the field of critical feminist social work practice.​

Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

Author: Nichola Rumsey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198723229
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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We live in a society in which messages associating physical attractiveness with success and happiness are pervasive. There is an epidemic of appearance concerns amongst teenagers and adults in westernised countries and body image dissatisfaction is now considered normative.The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance is a comprehensive reference text written by experts in the field. It examines how people feel about the waythey look, and why it is that some people are troubled by the way they look - reporting that these appearance-related concerns affect many aspects of their lives including relationships, health and well-being. It considers the influence of other people and how the media affects thoughts and behaviours relatedto appearance. It explores the experiences of people living with a disfigurement in a society that seems to be increasingly focussed on appearance and the pursuit of an idealised image of beauty, size and weight.

Designing and Conducting Gender Sex and Health Research

Author: John L. Oliffe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236550
Format: PDF
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This book provides the first resource dedicated to critically examining gender and sex in study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. In order to produce ethical, accurate, and effective research findings it is vital to integrate both sex (biological characteristics) and gender (socially constructed factors) into any health study. This book draws attention to some of the methodological complexities in this enterprise and offers ways to thoughtfully address these by drawing on empirical examples across a range of topics and disciplines.

Die Gelbe Tapete

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781507629772
Format: PDF
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Beste f�r die 1892 Titelgeschichte dieser Sammlung bekannt , eine ersch�tternde Geschichte der Abstammung der Frau in den Wahnsinn , Charlotte Perkins Gilman schrieb mehr als 200 anderen Kurzgeschichten. Sieben ihrer besten sind hier abgedruckt .Geschrieben aus feministischer Perspektive , oft mit Schwerpunkt auf dem untergeordneten Status von Frauen in der Gesellschaft gew�hrt , geh�ren die Geschichten " gedreht ", eine ironische Geschichte mit einer �berraschenden Wendung, in der ein Mann verf�hrt und impr�gniert eine naive Diener ; " Cottagette ", �ber die Romantik eines jungen K�nstler und ein Mann, der offenbar zu gut um wahr zu sein ist ; "Mr. Peebles 'Heart ", eine befreiende Geschichte eines um die f�nfzig Ladenbesitzer , deren Schwester -in-law , ein Arzt, �berredet ihn, eine Solo- Reise nach Europa zu nehmen, mit belebenden Ergebnisse ; "The Yellow Wallpaper" ; und drei weitere hervorragende Geschichten.Diese charmanten Geschichten sind nicht nur sehr gut lesbar und voller Humor und Erfindung , bieten aber auch gen�gend Stoff zum Nachdenken �ber die soziale, wirtschaftliche und pers�nliche Beziehung von Mann und Frau - und wie sie verbessert werden k�nnten.

Ein s kulares Zeitalter

Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518740407
Format: PDF
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Was heißt es, daß wir heute in einem säkularen Zeitalter leben? Was ist geschehen zwischen 1500 – als Gott noch seinen festen Platz im naturwissenschaftlichen Kosmos, im gesellschaftlichen Gefüge und im Alltag der Menschen hatte – und heute, da der Glaube an Gott, jedenfalls in der westlichen Welt, nur noch eine Option unter vielen ist? Um diesen Wandel zu bestimmen und in seinen Folgen für die gegenwärtige Gesellschaft auszuloten, muß die große Geschichte der Säkularisierung in der nordatlantischen Welt von der frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart erzählt werden – ein herkulisches Unterfangen, dem sich der kanadische Philosoph Charles Taylor in seinem mit Spannung erwarteten neuen Buch stellt. Mit einem Fokus auf dem »lateinischen Christentum«, dem vorherrschenden Glauben in Europa, rekonstruiert er in geradezu verschwenderischem Detail die entscheidenden Entwicklungslinien in den Naturwissenschaften, der Philosophie, der Staats- und Rechtstheorie und in den Künsten. Dem berühmten Diktum von der wissenschaftlich-technischen »Entzauberung der Welt« und anderen eingeschliffenen Säkularisierungstheorien setzt er die These entgegen, daß es die Religion selbst war, die das Säkulare hervorgebracht hat, und entfaltet eine komplexe Mentalitätsgeschichte des modernen Subjekts, das heute im Niemandsland zwischen Glauben und Atheismus gefangen ist.