Meeting at the Crossroads

Women's Psychology and Girls' Development

Lyn Mikel Brown, Carol Gilligan

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Abstract

For over a century, psychologists have described adolescence as a time of heightened psychological risk for girls. This article explores a relational impasse or crisis of connection that we have observed in girls' lives at adolescence by tracing through time the thoughts and feelings of two 12-year-old girls who were interviewed as part of a 5-year longitudinal study of girls' psychological development. Using a voice-centered relational method, we join the experiences of struggle and resistance at this developmental juncture with the problems that have been seen as central to the psychology of women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-35
Number of pages25
JournalFeminism and Psychology
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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Meeting at the Crossroads : Women's Psychology and Girls' Development. / Brown, Lyn Mikel; Gilligan, Carol.

In: Feminism and Psychology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1993, p. 11-35.

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