Mary Pipher


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Mary Elizabeth Pipher, also known as Mary Bray Pipher (born October 21, 1947), Ph.D., is an American clinical psychologist and author. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1977. She was a Rockefeller Scholar In Residence at Bellagio in 2001. She ... more »

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  • Adolescents are travelers, far from home with no native land, neither children nor adults. They are jet-setters who fly from one country to another with amazing speed. Sometimes they are four years ol...
    Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 3 (1994).
  • Teenage girls are extremists who see the world in black-and- white terms, missing shades of gray. Life is either marvelous or not worth living. School is either pure torment or is going fantastically....
    Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 3 (1994).
  • Adolescence is a time when children are supposed to move away from parents who are holding firm and protective behind them. When the parents disconnect, the children have no base to move away from or ...
    Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 7 (1994).
  • Some [adolescent] girls are depressed because they have lost their warm, open relationship with their parents. They have loved and been loved by people whom they now must betray to fit into peer cultu...
    Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 8 (1994).
  • Adolescents' immature thinking makes it difficult for them to process the divorce. They tend to see things in black-and-white terms and have trouble putting events into perspective. They are absolute ...
    Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 7 (1994).
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