Sharon Lamb looks at Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes.
Isn't your daughter more than a sexy diva, boy crazy, shopping queen? Today's image of girls is stereotypical, demeaning, limiting, and alarming. Markets and media spend $12 billion annually to use Girl Power to encourage a girl to buy something, be more like a boy or be sexy. In response, Sharon Lamb's Packaging Girlhood exposes the ways media and marketers dictate what girls should look like, enjoy, become and consumer. More importantly, Lamb reveals what parents can do about it- Cody's Books
Sharon Lamb, author of The Secret Lives of Girls, is a professor of psychology at Saint Michael's College in Vermont. She has not only done research on girls and teens, but has listened to their struggles in her private practice as a clinical psychologist.
Sharon Lamb, Ed.D. is a mom, professor, and clinical psychologist. She is the author of four books, including the The Secret Lives of Girls: What Good Girls Really Do - Sex, Aggression, and their Guilt, a celebration of girls' resistance to conform to the "good girl" mold.
Sharon's books have been reviewed by magazines like "O" and Psychology Today, and newspapers such as The Chicago Tribune, Toronto's National Post, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Her work is cited frequently in parenting magazines such as Parenting, Working Mother, and Better Homes and Gardens, as well as Cosmo, Shape, and Seventeen. Sharon is sought after as an expert commentator on girls and sexuality, girls and aggression, and girls and the media, and she speaks all over the country on these topics.
Sharon grew up in Chicago. She graduated college from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a double major in English and Music, and received both her masters degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology and her doctorate in Human Development from Harvard University. She is Professor of Psychology at Saint Michaelâ€™s College in Vermont, where she teaches courses in clinical psychology, child and adolescent development, and gender. She is a board member of the Association for Moral Education, a fellow of the Psychology of Women Division of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. She sees girls in her clinical practice in Shelburne, Vermont and because of her research and writing in the area of abuse and victimization, is also an expert witness for the courts in cases involving such.