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Psychology - Women

Women psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists who have made important contributions to the field of psychology.

Nancy Chodorow
Biographical sketch and summary of the work of psychoanalytic feminist and sociologist Nancy Chodorow. Includes bibliography.

Florence Denmark
A psychologist active from the 1950s, her activism within the profession helped many women enter the field.

Anna Freud
Daughter of Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis, Anna Freud is credited as the founder of child psychoanalysis.

Karen Horney
A brief biographical sketch and outline of the work of psychiatrist Karen Horney.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
A short piece honoring this psychiatrist who focused on understanding death and grief.

Inez Beverly Prosser
A pioneer African American woman in the field of educational psychology, Prosser was also one of the first black women to earn a Ph.D.

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