Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World

3.01 avg rating
( 87 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781594867323: Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World

" A must-have for anyone looking to understand the upcoming generation's driven, confident, and successful females."―Publishers Weekly

There's a new type of teenage girl growing up in America today and she is going to have a profound and beneficial influence on society. That's the conclusion of Dr. Dan Kindlon, widely respected child and adolescent psychologist.
In Alpha Girls, the best-selling coauthor of Raising Cain, which is hailed for its insights into the psyche of boys, breaks new ground with his startling picture
of today's American girl―independent, self-confident, highly motivated . . . and fundamentally different from previous generations.
Part of the first generation that is reaping the full benefits of the women's movement, today's American girl is maturing with a new sense of possibility and psychological emancipation. Backing his findings with painstaking research, including questionnaires, profiles, and detailed case studies, Dr. Kindlon offers an in-depth portrait of the alpha girl, a born leader who is ready to explode into adulthood and make her mark on the world and, by her example, serve as an inspiration for women everywhere.

"A very insightful and groundbreaking work, blowing modern conceptions of girls out of the water."Bellaonline.com

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

DAN KINDLON, PHD, is a clinical and research psychologist specializing in the behavioral problems of children and adolescents. He teaches child psychology at Harvard; lectures widely to groups of parents, educators, and mental health professionals; and is the author of numerous scientific journal articles and three books including the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys (coauthored with Michael Thompson). He lives near Boston.

From Publishers Weekly:

Bestselling coauthor of Raising Cain, a look at the emotional lives of boys, Kindlon's new subject is the "young woman who is destined to be a leader. She is talented, highly motivated, and self-confident." These alpha girls, Kindlon suggests, gain a sense of emancipation from the accomplishments of their mothers, a sense that was lacking in previous generations: as a post-feminist cohort, "they are the living, breathing embodiments of the inner revolution that women in the last generations so ardently desired and fought for." Buttressed by well-organized informational charts, Kindlon's lucid look into the social and psychological world of these young leaders is well-paced and includes substantive interviews with the alpha girls themselves. In addition to providing an inside look into the alpha girls' lives, and the feminist tradition which they inherit, Kindlon's work explores the relationships alpha girls have with the men in their lives-fathers and boyfriends, mostly-particularly in collegiate and post-collegiate life. With comprehensive chapters on alpha girls at work, in love and in the family, this study is a must-have for anyone looking to understand the upcoming generation's driven, confident and successful females.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kindlon PhD, Dan
Published by Rodale Books
ISBN 10: 1594867321 ISBN 13: 9781594867323
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rodale Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1594867321. Bookseller Inventory # Z1594867321ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kindlon PhD, Dan
Published by Rodale Books 2007-09-04 (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594867321 ISBN 13: 9781594867323
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rodale Books 2007-09-04, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1594867321. Bookseller Inventory # Z1594867321ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kindlon PhD, Dan
Published by Rodale Books
ISBN 10: 1594867321 ISBN 13: 9781594867323
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rodale Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1594867321. Bookseller Inventory # Z1594867321ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kindlon PhD, Dan
Published by Rodale Books
ISBN 10: 1594867321 ISBN 13: 9781594867323
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rodale Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1594867321. Bookseller Inventory # Z1594867321ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kindlon PhD, Dan
Published by Rodale Books
ISBN 10: 1594867321 ISBN 13: 9781594867323
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rodale Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1594867321. Bookseller Inventory # Z1594867321ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kindlon PhD, Dan
Published by Rodale Books
ISBN 10: 1594867321 ISBN 13: 9781594867323
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rodale Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1594867321. Bookseller Inventory # Z1594867321ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dan Kindlon PhD
Published by Rodale Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594867321 ISBN 13: 9781594867323
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rodale Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1594867321

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kindlon PhD, Dan
Published by Rodale Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1594867321 ISBN 13: 9781594867323
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rodale Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111594867321

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds