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Psychology and Psychiatry

Emma Nuschi Plank

Emma Nuschi Plank’s multidisciplinary approach to child development helped doctors, teachers, psychologists, and social workers find a common language to work together.

Betty Berzon

Two years after psychologist Betty Berzon came out as a lesbian in 1971, she won the fight to have the American Psychiatric Association declassify homosexuality as a mental illness.

Alexandra Fine

Using crowdfunding and cutting-edge technology, Alexandra Fine helped create the first successful hands-free couples’ vibrator in 2014 to overcome the difficulties women face in achieving orgasm during sex.

Helen Reddy, 1975

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Helen Reddy in 1975.
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Helen Reddy in 1975.

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Rachel King on Joyce Brothers's Win on the $64,000 Challenge, 2015

This Week in History: On October 27, 1957, Joyce Brothers won the $64,000 Challenge with an obscure question on boxing. Rachel King discusses how Brothers leveraged her media success to become one of the first pop psychologists, paving the way for everyone from Dr. Ruth to Dr. Phil.
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Sara Riwka B'raz Erlich

Sara Riwka B’raz Erlich’s vivid writing draws inspiration from her work as a psychiatrist, her Jewish heritage, and her experiences in South America and Israel.

Judith Rosenbaum on the Death of Carolyn Goodman

This Week in History: On August 17, 2007, Carolyn Goodman died. Judith Rosenbaum discusses Goodman's incredible strength as an activist after the death of her son Andrew during Freedom Summer in Mississippi in 1964.
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