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Female Law Students, Gendered Self-Evaluation, and the Promise of Positive Psychology
Michigan State Law Review
  • Dara Purvis, Penn State Law
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
For the last several decades, studies and surveys have shown that female law students perform worse and feel worse about their experiences in law school than do male students. Hidden in average figures, however, is a subgroup of female students who thrive. Positive psychology, focusing on what traits make people happy rather than how to alleviate depression, provides novel ideas of how to improve legal education for women without making accommodations specifically targeting gender.
Citation Information
Dara Purvis. "Female Law Students, Gendered Self-Evaluation, and the Promise of Positive Psychology" Michigan State Law Review Vol. 2012 (2012) p. 1693
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dara_purvis/2/