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Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM By Carol Gilligan

This book started a revolution Published decades ago, it made women s voices heard, in their own right, with their own integrity, for virtually the 1st time in social scientific theorizing about women Its impact was immediate continues in the academic world beyond Translated into 16 languages, with over 750,000 copies sold In a Different Voice has inspiredThis book started a revolution Published decades ago, it made women s voices heard, in their own right, with their own integrity, for virtually the 1st time in social scientific theorizing about women Its impact was immediate continues in the academic world beyond Translated into 16 languages, with over 750,000 copies sold In a Different Voice has inspired new research, new educational initiatives political debate helped many women men to see themselves each other in a different light Gilligan believes that psychology has persistently systematically misunderstood women their motives, their moral commitments, the course of their psychological growth their special view of what is important in life Here she sets out to correct psychology s misperceptions refocus its view of female personality The result is a tour de force, which may reshape much of what psychology now has to say about female experience.AcknowledgmentsIntroductionWoman s place in man s life cycleImages of relationship Concepts of self moralityCrisis transition Women s rights women s judgmentVisions of maturityReferencesIndex of Study ParticipantsGeneral Index
  • Title: In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development
  • Author: Carol Gilligan
  • ISBN: 9780674445444
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback

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Joshua Nomen-Mutatio Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
Very thought-provoking and led to some of the better discussions I had in my first year of college, but I reject many of the premises Gilligan launches from, namely, that there's some essential nature to female psychology and male psychology--or at least the type of highly specified nature she ends up positing. I think human psychology is a much more fractured and varied set of phenomena than this and that the landscape of large-scale generalizations about gender traits (though sometimes useful [...]
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Bookshark Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
I will start off by noting that of course this book is dated and eminently critique-able in a number of ways: it's binary, essentialist, complementarist, heteronormative, prescribes a normative view of psychological development that may do damage to any number of abnormal subjects, blinded by whiteness, inadequately class-conscious, generally lacking in intersectionality, rooted in standpoint epistemology, etc.BUT. It is also profoundly generative and important, and it strongly resonated with me [...]
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Lobo Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
Carol Gilligan prezentuje pracę z pogranicza psychologii rozwojowej i etyki. Kwestionuje długotrwałą tradycję obecną w zachodniej filozofii i psychologii polegającą na opisywaniu kobiet jako istot moralnie upośledzonych lub niedojrzałych, niezdolnych dokonywać trudnych wyborów moralnych (Kant), odstających od (męskiej) normy rozwoju moralnego, zdefiniowanego w ramach psychologii. Gilligan na podstawie własnych badań proponuje alternatywny model rozwoju moralnego, oparty na etyce [...]
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secondwomn Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
i am hitting the jackpot on timely reading lately. this ties in to a lot of things i've been thinking about and illuminates some interesting patterns. gilligan's central point (and be aware, this book is about thirty years old and we're talking in broad generalizations that do not apply to everyone) is that the societal paths of development for men and women differ in that men develop along a path measured by individualism and absolute justice while women develop along a path of connectivity. th [...]
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Ashley Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
The overall premise was interesting, and, as a woman and a professional who relies on psychological developmental theories to inform my work, I appreciate the acknowledgment that women have been largely omitted from these theories. I really liked how Gilligan reconciled the two perspectives as interconnected and necessary to reach mature development. However, I was disappointed that the area of how these differences came to be was not even referred to or hinted at through a lot of the repetitive [...]
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Willa Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
This is a must for all women (and men.) as it gives a very clear insight in how much we misunderstand ourselves, being so trained to use male measurements and fit into a male world. Every page was a revelation to me, often painful and shocking in its obvious simplicity, about how stunted our understanding of ourselves is, how much we mirror ourselves to a male world, how much we cover up who we really are, try to cope and haven't really taken charge of our own development yet. It leaves big ques [...]
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Jill Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
This is one of those books that I want to like but just can't. I'm with her on the idea that we need to include women's perspectives in analyses of developmental psychology, rather than just relying on men's experiences/perceptions/language etc. But she veers soooo close to essentialism in her extended discussions of women's language and emphases on attachment, etc. I was more on board with her argument that "maturity" should include incorporation of both "rights" and "care" positions, where men [...]
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Steven Fowler Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
This book helped change the way I think about ethics and cultural backgrounds and even how one goes about research. Gilligan's book is not and should not be considered in any way supportive of an essentialist argument about what a man's man is and what the fairer sex is. While there are definitive biological and physiological differences, gender differences, those culturally based judgments are rooted not in nature but in fact they come about through nurturing; what we are taught to expect of ou [...]
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Amanda Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
After reading Carol Gilligan's novel, Kyra, and loving her female characters, I figured it was finally time to take this book off my shelf and actually read it. I had cited it in several college and graduate school papers, but had never taken the time to read the whole thing. As so often happens, it was the perfect book to read at this point in my life. I enjoyed the perspective her research provides of how differently girls develop than boys. Gilligan uses examples all throughout life to illust [...]
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Crystal Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
I am inclined to agree with many of the other reviewers in that Gilligan's findings are liberating but a bit shakey because of the small sample she uses to perform her research and for the gravity of the issues she researched such as abortion. While I will cite her work in my own thesis because my professor likes her, I'm not sure that I agree with everything she says. Being written more than 25 years ago, I think that I am living my life understanding the truths that Gilligan wrote about while [...]
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Nick Klagge Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
A quick read and highly recommended. This book is Gilligan's response to years of academic study of moral development that had "just happened" to focus solely on males. Her critique is devastating and it is almost unbelievable that so much work was done with such a clear gender bias. Gilligan sets out a very believable "parallel path" of women's development that, satisfyingly, converges toward the same major issues that men struggle with, but from a different direction. I always like reading boo [...]
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Jan Graham Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
As someone who now studies normative ethics, or the framework for values within morality, the author presents a practical and logical picture of variables which influence morality. Specifically, the author noted that by restricting the female voice, unwittingly perpetuated a male-voice civilization, which becomes a male perspective generalized to both male and female gender. Furthermore, despite differences between men and women, the author noted that it is not just about those differences, but [...]
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Helen Kantor Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
It's hard to believe this book was written in 1982, and hard to believe I missed it then. I've known about Carol Gilligan regardless, but never went to the source to read her directly. All these years later, the book still offers invaluable insight about women, our differences in thinking, communication, values, and behavior. But she also sheds light on the history of being measured against men - and the fallacy of having men be the barometer of women's innate strengths. Excellent book, clearly [...]
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MaryJS Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
This book was a game changer for my career. As a young psychologist, I knew the famous theories didn't always fit but I didn't understand why. When I read this book, the lights came on. Over the years there have been significant issues raised about Gilligan's research. However, the fact remains, women do view the world differently than men (why is a different question) and this book lead the way in pushing researchers to consider the differences.
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Victor Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
Honestly speaking, it is kind of difficult to review a psychology book that deals with gender to me. I was advised by someone to read this, and while I found some parts to be interesting, I can think of quite a few people who would completely rip on it. At the same time, there are some people who would really like it.This is something that you would have to read and decide what you think for yourself. I do not feel confident enough to rate this book properly.
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Nancy Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
I picked this book up in the mid 1980s and found it really difficult to read. The first chapter is definitely the hardest. It is not a novel - it is a feminist book on psychology.I kept the book on my bookshelf (still have it) and picked it up and put it down many times until I was ready and able to get through it.So appreciate this work on behalf of women.And Gilligan was courageous to frame her theory within the moral dilemma of deciding whether to have an abortion or not.
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Keegan Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
I read this my sophomore year of high school, but I remember that it really made me think. I have the book and will go back and read it sometime . . . maybe when I have a daughter. I'm not sure that I agreed with everything from the perspective of being a girl, but there were some things that she expressed that I realized, "yeah, that has happened to me as I've grown up."
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Charity Coffman Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
This book is arguably the most influential book in the field of female psychology. Every page brings knowing nodding
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Judith Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
The first REAL study of the differences between males and females that does not have an ax to grind - it doesn't try to justify one sex above another.
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Lori Pitts Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
I read this in college in a women's studies course. It changed my life and it also helped me get out of a very verbally abusive relationship my first marriage.
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Cormac Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
When this book came out in 1982 it was regarded as an epoch-making feminist study. It has since been in large part sidelined, and the author has shown a seeming reluctance to pursue the promising theses she then proposed.In a Different Voice brings out woman's distinctive mode of personal fulfillment. Its main premiss is that 20th century psychological reflection and investigation, in measuring human maturity, has followed standards (such as capacity for autonomous thinking, clear decision-maki [...]
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Laura Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
Not sure if it was awful or just severely out of date, but even the studies she point to in order to highlights differences between the genders mainly use tiny sample sizes, aren't double-blind in any way, and are anecdotal more than scientific. My aunt suggested I read this as a 'classic' on gender differences, but perhaps I was just raised differently, because I didn't identify with the feelings that any of these women claimed.
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Alison Whiteman Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
I actually read this in graduate school. However, I am cheating and adding it to this year's books.
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Sally Rhett Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
Had a huge impact on me as a teacher
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Geneva Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
Brought up some really good points.
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Hind Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
Highly recommended. Very insightful book on the ways women/men reason differently. I only wish it was shorter because at some point it feels like it was going on and on about the same things forever.
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Pants Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
I remember this one time a professor of mine lost his mind and said, “Freud was pro-woman!”Let’s talk about Freud. Almost everyone is familiar with the idea that little boys are sexually attracted to their mothers. This is what most people refer to as the Oedipus complex, but the truth is that the Oedipus complex is a bit more bizarre and complicated. Freud believed that boys are sexually attracted to their mothers but don’t act on these desires because they’re afraid of being punished [...]
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Krista Danis Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
Ambivalent. She does little to address issues of social construction or the ways oppression effects development. At the end of the day, there are hundreds of books written and lots of money invested in the question of how men and women are different. I know she comes from a feminist place and that her intention is not to create a theory that further serves to oppress women, as she recognizes that "power cements dominance and subordination, and oppression is reationalized by theories that 'explai [...]
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Alexis Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
Well, I've got to say this was interesting. Like some other reviewers I'm not sure I agree that men and women's psychologies are actually biologically different, but either way it is important to recognize the social pressures and perspectives that the different sexes have. I enjoyed reading the ways in which men and women interpreted stories, found solutions to proposed problems, as well as the ways that children play differently depending on gender. Looking back at the way children act in play [...]
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Victoria Nov 22, 2018 - 11:24 AM
I understand and respect the significance of this book for it's time. I am thankful for Gilligan's attempt at providing a women's perspective and I agree that women have been neglected by psychology. I recommend reading the book not for an understanding of sex differences but for a historical perspective and an opinion piece on women at Harvard at the time.Gilligan's "research methods" are flawed. First, her sample is incredibly small- far too small to make any generalizations about the female p [...]
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In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development By Carol Gilligan This book started a revolution Published decades ago, it made women s voices heard, in their own right, with their own integrity, for virtually the 1st time in social scientific theorizing about women Its impact was immediate continues in the academic world beyond Translated into 16 languages, with over 750,000 copies sold In a Different Voice has inspiredThis book started a revolution Published decades ago, it made women s voices heard, in their own right, with their own integrity, for virtually the 1st time in social scientific theorizing about women Its impact was immediate continues in the academic world beyond Translated into 16 languages, with over 750,000 copies sold In a Different Voice has inspired new research, new educational initiatives political debate helped many women men to see themselves each other in a different light Gilligan believes that psychology has persistently systematically misunderstood women their motives, their moral commitments, the course of their psychological growth their special view of what is important in life Here she sets out to correct psychology s misperceptions refocus its view of female personality The result is a tour de force, which may reshape much of what psychology now has to say about female experience.AcknowledgmentsIntroductionWoman s place in man s life cycleImages of relationship Concepts of self moralityCrisis transition Women s rights women s judgmentVisions of maturityReferencesIndex of Study ParticipantsGeneral Index

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