In Psyche and Eros, first published in 1994, Gisela Labouvie-Vief
describes historical and current concepts of mind and development,
drawing from disciplines as diverse as philosophy, mythology,
religion, literature, and psychology. She then presents a powerful
theory of the maturing of mind, which brings together her empirical
work and her exploration into mythology. The classical Greek myth
of the gods Psyche and Eros serves as an evocative illustration of
the author's theory. Psyche and Eros asserts that the core
experience of development differs along gender lines. Rationality
is regarded as masculine, while imagination is viewed as feminine.
Competition between 'masculine' and 'feminine' parts of the mind
has limited our ability to describe the mind and its development
over the life course, just as it limits our experiences of
development as men and women. The author suggests that we overcome
the dualistic way of thinking about mind, and see how rationality
and imagination can complement each other.
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