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Recommended Databases

These are great databases to start with to find books and articles written by and about famous women in psychology.

Scholarly Journals

All of these journals have some issues available online. Click on a title to access available issues.

Psychology's Feminist Voices

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This website contains over 200 profiles of women in psychology's past and today's feminist psychologists. Many of the profiles contain videotaped interviews.

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Required Videos: Watch Online!

Daddy & Papa: A story of gay fathers in America. This documentary examines four families headed by gay couples and the issues they face, including surrogacy and adoption, marriage and divorce in the gay community, and legal issues of parenthood. (57 minutes)

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's image of women. Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film examines a new group of print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes. (46 minutes)

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the selves of adolescent girls. Clinical psychologist Mary Pipher discusses the challenges facing today's teenagers, especially girls, as well as the role of media and popular culture in shaping their identities. (43 minutes). Here's a clip from a speech Dr. Pipher gave on C-SPAN:

Mickey Mouse Monopoly. A close and critical look at the world that Walt Disney animated films create and the stories they tell about race, gender and class, this documentary reaches disturbing conclusions about the values propagated under the guise of innocence and fun.

Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity. This film systematically examines the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century.

Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood, and American Culture. Examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority.

The Mask You Live In. Follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity.

Miss Representation. This film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

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