Reflections on the Silencing the Self Scale and Its OriginsPsychology of Women Quarterly (2011)
“Women consider the failure of relationships to be a moral failure,” said Carol Gilligan, the year I started doctoral studies at Harvard University. It was 1979, on a brilliant fall day with sun streaming through the tall, leaded glass windows in Longfellow Hall. Gilligan was talking about women’s psychology in her class on Moral Development. Her words struck my mind and heart, giving direction to all my future work. Why did these words stand out so strongly? With what intellectual and emotional experiences did they resonate? How do they relate to the Silencing the Self Scale (STSS), first reported in the PWQ article on which I have been invited to reflect (Jack & Dill, 1992)? I am grateful for this opportunity in this anniversary section to blend my personal and professional thoughts about self-silencing, gender, and depression. Please find the original article at pwq.sagepub.com/content/16/1/97.
- Women's psychology,
- silencing the self
Publication DateSeptember, 2011
Citation InformationDana C. Jack. "Reflections on the Silencing the Self Scale and Its Origins" Psychology of Women Quarterly Vol. 35 Iss. 3 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dana_jack/6/