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Caplan, Paula J.

Works: 66 works in 267 publications in 8 languages and 12,432 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  History  Biographical films  Case studies  Educational films  Drama  Religious films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Producer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Paula J Caplan
Most widely held works by Paula J Caplan
The myth of women's masochism by Paula J Caplan( )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeks to liberate women from one of the most potent and convenient ways of disarming them, the myth--validated by an exotic name, "masochism"--That they enjoy their exploitation
When Johnny and Jane come marching home : how all of us can help veterans by Paula J Caplan( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traumatized veterans returning from our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are often diagnosed as suffering from a psychological disorder and prescribed a regimen of psychotherapy and psychiatric drugs. But why, asks the author, a psychologist in this book, is it a mental illness to be devastated by war? What is a mentally healthy response to death, destruction, and moral horror? In this book the author argues that the standard treatment of therapy and drugs is often actually harmful. It adds to veterans' burdens by making them believe wrongly that they should have "gotten over it"; it isolates them behind the closed doors of the therapist's office; and it makes them rely on often harmful drugs. The numbers of traumatized veterans from past and present wars who continue to suffer demonstrate the ineffectiveness of this approach. Sending anguished veterans off to talk to therapists, the author writes, 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. Here the author proposes an alternative: that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their stories, one-on-one; and 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. -- From book jacket
Gender differences in human cognition by John T. E Richardson( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, both psychologists and the general public have been fascinated with the notion that there are gender differences in cognitive abilities; even now, flashy cover stories exploiting this idea dominate major news magazines, while research focuses on differences in verbal, mathematical, spatial, and scientific abilities across gender. This new volume in the Counterpoints series not only summarizes and addresses the validity (or invalidity) of such research, but also questions its ideology and consequences. Why do we search so intently for these differences? And what are the social and cultural implications of this relentless emphasis? Do biological mechanisms, in fact, contribute to the male-female differences in cognition? These are just a few of the questions generated by this controversial topic as it is debated throughout the book
The new don't blame mother : mending the mother-daughter relationship by Paula J Caplan( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paula Caplan reveals the true causes of the anguish between mothers and daughters and shows how they can reevaluate the barriers between them to gain a new appreciation of each other and their relationship. With advice and personal stories, Caplan shows us how we can come to more fully love and accept each other and ourselves. The New Don't Blame Mother will explain how mothers and daughters can become allies and, at best, find the love they have lost and create new possibilities for caring about each other."--Jacket
Lifting a ton of feathers : a woman's guide for surviving in the academic world by Paula J Caplan( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses what keeps women out of the highest levels of academia in the United States and Canada and demonstrates that while many women believe that when they fail it is their fault, their fate is more likely to be sealed by the barriers they face within the male environment. The book presents a list of the forms that the maleness of the environment take; two are the conflict between professional and family responsibilities, and sexual harassment. In addition, the book offers advice on practical techniques in preparing a curriculum vitae, handling job interviews, and applying for promotions and tenure. A final chapter provides a checklist which serves two purposes: to provide guidance in a search for women-positive institutions and to give suggestions for ways individual women, and women in groups, can work to improve the situation at their own institutions. Appendices present data on gender bias in academia, examples of the maleness of the environment, and suggested guidelines for hiring, promotion, and tenure committees. Contains a bibliography of over 500 references within the categories of general references; graduate students; grievance and legal proceedings; job search and hiring; mentors, supervisors, and role models; non-regular instructional personnel; older women; research, writing, publishing, and obtaining grants; and sexual harassment and safety. (Glr)
They say you're crazy : how the world's most powerful psychiatrists decide who's normal by Paula J Caplan( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How are decisions made about who is normal? As a former consultant to those who construct the "bible of the mental-health professions," the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), Paula Caplan offers an insider's look at the process by which decisions about abnormality are made. A longtime specialist in teaching and writing about research methods, Caplan assesses the astonishing extent to which scientific methods and evidence are disregarded as the handbook is developed and revised
Don't blame mother : mending the mother-daughter relationship by Paula J Caplan( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Dutch and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mending the mother-daughter relationship
Children's learning and attention problems by Marcel Kinsbourne( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barriers between women by Paula J Caplan( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between women : lowering the barriers by Paula J Caplan( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking critically about research on sex and gender by Paula J Caplan( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that most of the assertions made about sex and gender are not supported by current research, and provide information about tools students can use to come to realistic conclusions of their own
For the Bible tells me so by Daniel Karslake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary tells the stories of five Christian families coming to terms with their gay and lesbian children, in an America where thanks to social forces clashing, the very atmosphere seems filled with hatred, old-fashioned prejudice, and fear of the other. Amidst scholars parsing the Old and New Testaments, there are copious archival photographs, illustrations of biblical scenes, and a thoughtful and constructive exploration of the need for spirituality and family relationships in human life. The irony, of course, is that the people who would benefit most from an encounter with the film--fundamentalists, gay bashers, leaders of the ex-gay movement, and the like--are the folks least likely to see it or be open to its message of tolerance
Bias in psychiatric diagnosis( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis is the first book about how gender, race, social class, age, physical disability, and sexual orientation affect the classification of human beings into psychiatric categories. This is a hot topic addressed to the public's right to know, especially because the negative consequences of psychiatric diagnosis range from loss of custody of a child to denial of health insurance and employment to removal of one's right to make decisions about one's legal affairs
Voices from within : women who have broken the law by Evelyn K Sommers( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in conflict with the law have their own ideas about why and how they became lawbreakers. But the experts who tell us who these women are and why they break the law usually ignore or discredit outright the opinions of the women themselves. As a counselling and research intern in a women's medium-security prison, Evelyn Sommers heard the stories of dozens of women inmates who came for counselling. Their crimes involved prostitution, drug abuse, theft, physical abuse, assault, and arson. Their stories called into question existing theoretical explanations for criminal behaviour as well as the explanations commonly heard in the day-to-day discourse of the prison. Sommers concluded that attempts to help women lawbreakers could be effective only if they took into account the women's understanding of what led to their lawbreaking. She resolved to conduct intensive interviews with fourteen women and to look for the common threads in their stories - threads that might further our understanding of women's conflicts with the law. Sommers presents the women's accounts without excusing or condemning them, and without moulding their explanations to some ideological model. The four common threads that emerged from the women's accounts were need, disconnection and the influence of others, visible anger, and fear. Further analysis revealed two implicit, underlying themes: the centrality of relationships in the women's lives and their personal quest for empowerment. Voices from Within demonstrates the importance of conducting separate studies of male and female lawbreakers; of relying on subjective perspective to distinguish and appropriately address differences inherent in the criminal population; and of reconceptualizing the notion of criminal motivation. Sommers concludes with suggestions for further research and for practical approaches to working with lawbreakers
The Test by Vincent Boujon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film was inspired by the true story of two African -American men on death row. The younger man, Bradley, is learning to read in prison, coached by Cleveland, who uses the Bible as a primer. Bradley is about to undergo an IQ test. If the test proves he is retarded, his life would be spared. Bradley, who has been humiliated all his life for being "stupid" is tragically conflicted about deliberately failing the test, which would save his life. Didn t his mother always urge him to try his best? Cleveland s desperate attempt to make him "fail" drives the drama. Study Guide is available for this film
You're smarter than they make you feel : how the experts intimidate us and what we can do about it by Paula J Caplan( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is anybody listening?( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's journey to -- and across -- the soul-destroying chasm between veterans and others. A film about the power of love and connection
So viel Liebe, so viel Hass : zur Verbesserung der Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung by Paula J Caplan( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est pas la faute des mères! : pour en finir avec le mythe de la mauvaise mère by Paula J Caplan( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problemas de atención y aprendizaje en los niños by Marcel Kinsbourne( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The new don't blame mother : mending the mother-daughter relationship
When Johnny and Jane come marching home : how all of us can help veteransGender differences in human cognitionThe new don't blame mother : mending the mother-daughter relationshipLifting a ton of feathers : a woman's guide for surviving in the academic worldThey say you're crazy : how the world's most powerful psychiatrists decide who's normalDon't blame mother : mending the mother-daughter relationshipThinking critically about research on sex and genderBias in psychiatric diagnosis
Alternative Names
Caplan, Paula.

Caplan, Paula J.

Caplan, Paula Joan 1947-

Paula Caplan American psychologist

Paula Caplan Amerikaans pyschologe

カプラン, P. J