Sending anguished veterans off to talk to therapists, writes Caplan, conveys the message that the rest of us don't want to listen -- or that we don't feel qualified to listen. As a result, the truth about war is kept under wraps. Most of us remain ignorant about what war is really like -- and continue to allow our governments to go to war without much protest. Caplan proposes an alternative: that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their stories, one-on-one. (She provides guidelines for conducting these conversations.) This would begin a long overdue national discussion about the realities of war, and it would start the healing process for our returning veterans.
Long considered a classic, known for helping women stop blaming themselves and leave an abusive partner. Now available in book form or electronically, both at iUniverse.com.
Suddenly even more relevant, in light of the discussion about domestic abuse/dating violence victim Rihanna, who was assaulted by her boyfriend Chris Brown.
Five stars out of five on Amazon.com.
Reviewer Charlotte Kingsley wrote: "This book will change your life. ... badly needed... important and life-changing. Caplan makes the case with tremendous clarity and compelling stories that women's unhappiness gets blamed on their (actually non-existent) masochism... Over the many years since this classic was published, I have bought the books in quantity and sent them to friends and family. It's remarkable how many of them have contacted me later to tell me that they read the book and then were able to leave an abusive relationship or a horrendous job situation. If people would read this book and learn from it, it would revolutionize the ways women, men, and therapists think about what makes women's lives difficult and what could be done about it. Every word Caplan writes rings true and is vivid and clear."
(co-author, Jeremy B. Caplan), Third edition
For anyone who wants to learn the truth about sex-difference research and/or about research methods in an easy-to-read but informative way. This short book unveils a revolutionary approach to understanding sex and gender research — one that puts people in touch with the practical meaning behind research and its vital effects on everyday life. Topics include: research about sex differences in spatial and math abilities, aggression, verbal abilities, and "dependency," as well as hormones.
(Co-editor with Lisa Cosgrove)
Surprisingly little science enters into the creation of diagnostic labels, and that leaves a vacuum into which have rushed biases based on gender, race, social class, age, physical disability, and sexual orientation. Devastating consequences have resulted, including loss of custody of children, loss of employment, skyrocketing health insurance premiums, and loss of the right to make decisions about one's medical and legal affairs. Ways to guard against these consequences are discussed.
"extremely important... well-formulated.... Caplan is sensitive, intelligent and readable," wrote Phyllis Chesler. Four major, pervasive societal myths set girls and women up against each other, pushing them toward being competitors rather than allies. Understanding how these myths operate makes it easier to overcome the barriers between women, including in friendships, mother-daughter relationships, and the workplace. In this book, Caplan examines the female child's development, dispelling many long-accepted theories about women; for instance, instead of "penis envy" being universal, as Freud claimed, Caplan proposes the concept of "penis pity," which she has found in her clinical work. Based on scholarly research and both clinical and personal experience, the book is eminently readable and as true today as when first published.
Co-written with Mary Crawford, Janet Shibley Hyde, and John T.E. Richardson.
Collection of papers written from a critical thinking perspective, calling into question claims that there are major cognitive sex differences. Includes chapter co-authored with Jeremy B. Caplan.
Co-author: Marcel Kinsbourne
Still considered a classic, helps parents, teachers, and professionals understand learning disabilities and attentional problems. Filled with accurate, jargon-free descriptions of the wide variety of cognitive and attention problems (both distractibility and its under-recognized opposite, overfocusing) and practical suggestions for help.