The Myth of Women's Masochism: With a New Preface by the Author

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iUniverse, 2005 - Psychology - 328 pages
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"Finally, a definitive study that debunks one of Freud's most damaging myths-that women are inherently masochistic- offers healthier ways to view female behavior."
MS. Magazine"Concrete, convincing sensible revolutionary, calling for nothing short of a revision in our thinking about women "
Philadelphia Inquirer" not a quick-fix pop psychology do-it-yourselfer but a thoughtful examination of a persistent, self-defeating myth."
Chicago Tribune" outstanding scholarly debunking of [an] extremely damaging cultural belief it contains valuable lessons for the mental health professions."
Readings"So convincing are her arguments that often one is left wondering how on earth such theories could ever have been taken seriously."
Morning Star, London
  

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Why Do You Do This to Yourself? i
7
CHAPTER 2
17
CHAPTER 3
43
Womens Bodies
113
CHAPTER 7
133
CHAPTER 8
169
Women in Therapy
189
The Beginning
219
Notes
229
CHAPTER 5
244
Bibliographical References
255
Index
272
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About the author (2005)

Paula Caplan is Professor of Applied Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

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