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Women and Psychology

Series Editor: Jane Ussher

This series brings together current theory and research on women and psychology. Drawing on scholarship from a number of different areas of psychology, it bridges the gap between abstract research and the reality of women's lives by integrating theory and practice, research and policy.

Each book addresses a 'cutting edge' issue of research, covering topics such as postnatal depression and eating disorders, and addressing a wide range of theories and methodologies.

The series provides accessible and concise accounts of key issues in the study of women and psychology, and clearly demonstrates the centrality of psychology debates within women's studies or feminism.

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  1. Post-Natal Depression

    Psychology, Science and the Transition to Motherhood

    By Paula Nicolson

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Post-Natal Depression challenges the expectation that it is normal to be a 'happy mother'. It provides a radical critique of the traditional medical and social science explanations of 'post natal depression' by supplying a systematic feminist psychological analysis of women's experiences following...

    Published June 18th 1998 by Routledge

  2. The Thin Woman

    Feminism, Post-structuralism and the Social Psychology of Anorexia Nervosa

    By Helen Malson

    Series: Women and Psychology

    The Thin Woman provides an in-depth discussion of anorexia nervosa from a feminist social psychological standpoint. Medicine, psychiatry and psychology have all presented us with particular ways of understanding eating disorders, yet the notion of 'anorexia' as a medical condition limits our...

    Published November 13th 1997 by Routledge

  3. Re-thinking Abortion

    Psychology, Gender and the Law

    By Mary Boyle

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Women have been able to have abortions legally for over 30 years. Yet few books have considered it as anything other than a health issue. Mary Boyle breaks this mould by considering the constructions of abortion in Western society. Drawing on ideas from sociology, politics, anthropology and law...

    Published November 6th 1997 by Routledge

  4. The Menstrual Cycle

    By Anne Walker

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Anne Walker shows that women are neither the victims of raging hormonal fluctuations nor entirely unaffected by them. Unlike most previous publications that focus on menstruation (a part of the cycle), The Menstrual Cycle presents a well researched study of the entire menstrual cycle and its...

    Published July 31st 1997 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Neurobiology of Motherhood: Maternal Subjectivities and Embodied Experiences
    By Linda Burnett
    To Be Published July 15th 2015

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