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The Social Psychology of Sex and Gender

"Several narratives about the history we focus on here can be told from the present, the desires that animated research on the social psychology of gender in the past could be described as both scientific and as political. Locating the beginning and end of this historical event, like any other, shapes its narrative and politics (White, 1973). ..." – By Adrian Furnham

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

"Adverse life events and experiences in childhood lead to underlying assumptions, often expressed in conditional form: “If...then....” For instance, the belief “If I fail at something, I’m a complete failure” may be laid down over years of being on the receiving end of demanding parental expectations. ..." – By Stirling Moorey and Steven D. Hollon

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