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Psychology and Psychiatry

Marie Jahoda

Marie Jahoda was a major figure in psychology for her work on the effects of unemployment on emotional well-being as well as the social impact of McCarthy-era blacklisting.

Blanche Frank Ittleson

Blanche Frank Ittleson’s pioneering work in treating and teaching mentally challenged and emotionally disturbed children opened new possibilities for struggling children and their families.

Frieda Fromm-Reichmann

A gifted therapist immortalized by her former patient in the novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann found new and innovative ways to treat schizophrenics.

Else Frenkel-Brunswik

Forced to flee pogroms in her childhood and the Anschluss as an adult, Else Frenkel-Brunswik strove to understand the psychological roots of racism.

Selma Fraiberg

Selma Fraiberg’s insightful work in infant psychology led to new ways to treat at-risk and “failure to thrive” infants and culminated in her classic book on parenting, The Magic Years.

Death of Carolyn Goodman, not just a Jewish mother

August 17, 2007

“I'm not looking for revenge, but I am looking for justice." - Carolyn Goodman

Death of Hanna Segal, play therapy psychologist

July 5, 2011

"For those of us who believe in some human values, it is terribly important that we just keep this little fire burning." - Psychologist Hanna Segal

Dorothy Dinnerstein

Dorothy Dinnerstein earned her place as a major feminist thinker with her groundbreaking 1976 book The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise.

Florence Levin Denmark

Florence Levin Denmark helped found the field of women’s psychology and built crucial support for it in academic circles.

Rose Laub Coser

Sociologist Rose Laub Coser redefined major concepts in role theory—the idea that our actions are largely dictated by our roles in society—and applied them to expectations of women’s roles in the family and the workplace.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Psychology and Psychiatry." (Viewed on September 20, 2014) <http://jwa.org/topics/psychology-and-psychiatry>.

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