Mothers and Daughters: Women Moving Toward Independence and Equality
Master of Arts (MA)
Committee or Advisor Chair
Glen E. Whitlock, Ph.D.
Frank R. Blume, Ph.D.
Nancee Redmond, M.S.
gender, independence, equality, transpersonal psychology, feminsism, identity
Developmental Psychology | Family, Life Course, and Society | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Transpersonal Psychology
In view of my mother's powerful impact on my life, I wanted to see what psychologists had learned about the mother-daughter relationship. Historically this matter has received scant attention. In our western culture, women have been traditionally regarded through their relationship to men, as wives and mothers. The idea of a woman as an individual and separate person is just now developing in modern ego psychology and the feminist movement. With this new sense of woman's personal identity and value, the mother-daughter bond becomes more significant.
Tilton, Ilene Saltzman, "Mothers and Daughters: Women Moving Toward Independence and Equality" (1981). Johnston Master Theses (20th Century). 39.