Past Press Releases

October 21, 2010

In order to enhance wellbeing, the desire for connection and community must be honored. In this talk, Judith Jordan, Ph.D. will explore the importance of growth-fostering relationships in people’s lives during a Wellesley Centers for Women Lunchtime Seminar on October 28th. She will examine the ways in which hyper-individualistic models of development distort human experience and will address the ways in which a “Separate Self” psychology puts humans at odds with our biological and neurological needs, and thus leads to increased stress in our lives.

Lunchtime Seminar Series programs are free and open to the public. Held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Cheever House Library, the seminars highlight the work of Wellesley Centers for Women researchers and program staff. For more information, call 781.283.2500 or visit

Since 1974, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force—both behind the scenes and in the spotlight—promoting positive change for women, children, and families. Work at WCW addresses three major areas: the status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional wellbeing of families and individuals. Issues of diversity and equity are central across all the work as are the experiences and perspectives of women from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.