Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's Psychology and Girls' Development

Lyn Mikel Brown, Carol Gilligan

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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 & Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Psychology


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