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).
  • Maturity involves being honest and true to oneself, making decisions based on a conscious internal process, assuming responsibility for one's decisions, having healthy relationships with others and de...
    Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 13 (1994).
  • It's important for parents to watch for trouble and convey to their daughters that, if it comes, they are strong enough to deal with it. Parents who send their [adolescent] daughters the message that ...
    Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 15 (1994).
  • ''Adolescence is a border between childhood and adulthood. Like all borders, it's teeming with energy and fraught with danger.''
    Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 15 (1994).
  • ''One important reason to stay calm is that calm parents hear more. Low-key, accepting parents are the ones whose children keep talking.''
    Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 15 (1994).
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