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January 1970

Modern Woman: Her Psychology and Sexuality.

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Charlottesville, Va

Arch Intern Med. 1970;125(1):179-180. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310010181031

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Modern Woman: Her Psychology and Sexuality is yet another symposium which has been transcribed and edited. It is based on the third annual Adelphi University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy Conference Series and consists of nine papers, followed by two or more discussions, and all presented by "experts who are well-versed in female psychology." Most presentations are by clinical psychologists, all of whom do psychotherapy in metropolitan New York. The subjects cover the gamut of female sexuality, from "The Fear of Loving" to "Female Homosexuality: A Sweet Enfranchisement." One honest discussant of the latter calls it "a confounding of confusion."

Unfortunately such a description fits most of the chapters, in spite of a mutual backslapping which seems to have run rampant in the two-day conference. The discussion and introductory comments by the editors are replete with such adjectives as "extensive," "thorough," "warmly sensitive," "thoughtful," "thoroughly scientific work," "stimulating," "provocative," "impressive," "comprehensive,"

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