Aggression in Women: Conceptual Issues and Clinical Implications

  • Carol C. Nadelson
  • Malkah T. Notman
  • Jean Baker Miller
  • Joan Zilbach
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)


In this chapter, we discuss some aspects of aggression in women, the interrelationship between self-esteem and aggression, and particularly the negative effect that women’s recognition of their own aggression has on their self-esteem. We clarify these concepts in the light of the recent increased understanding of early childhood development and the impact of parental and societal attitudes, expectations, and definitions on psychological functioning.


Early Childhood Development Standard Edition Direct Aggression Clinical Professor Delinquent Girl 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol C. Nadelson
    • 1
  • Malkah T. Notman
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jean Baker Miller
    • 4
    • 5
  • Joan Zilbach
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryTufts University School of Medicine-New England Medical Center HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Tufts University School of Medicine-New England Medical Center HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Women’s Resource CenterBostonUSA
  4. 4.Boston University Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  5. 5.Stone CenterWellesley CollegeCambridgeUK
  6. 6.Tufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  7. 7.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  8. 8.Family Therapy and Research ProgramJudge Baker Guidance CenterBostonUSA

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