Gilligan's work inspiring and feels that it has had a positive impact on women around the world. Another of her recent works is in developing the Listening Guide Method. This is a voice centered, relational approach to understanding the human world. The method studies voice and resonance. In developing this approach, Gilligan and her associates have collaborated with voice teachers who are experienced in working in theatre. This method has literary, clinical and feminist ways of listening to people as they describe a relationship that they have experienced. The method was previously called a clinical interview as a method of inquiry. Currently, Gilligan is teaching the fall semester course titled, Gender in Psychology and Culture: Theory and Method at Harvard. In addition to her duties at Harvard, she has been a visiting professor at the New York University School of Law since 1999. She teaches seminars on law and culture and works with the first year law students to enrich their sense of the responsibilities that are involved in practicing law.
After a career spanning over thirty-five years, she will be leaving Harvard and joining the faculty of New York University as a fulltime professor. This will be an interdisciplinary position between the Graduate School of Education and the NYU School of Law and begins in June 2002. Recipient of numerous awards, in 1992 Gilligan was given the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education. This award is given to honor achievements in areas not recognized by the Nobel prizes, such as in the fields of music and education. She was named one of Time Magazine's twenty-five most influential people in 1996. Then in 1997 she received the Heinz Award for knowledge of the Human Condition and for her challenges to previously held assumptions in the field of human development and what it means to be a human. She has authored and coauthored numerous books and publications. Considered her principal publications in addition to In a Different Voice are: Women, Girls, and Psychotherapy: Reframing Resistance (1991), Meeting at the Crossroads (1992), Between Voice and Silence: Women and Girls, Race and Relationship (1995), and her soon to be published book titled The Birth of Pleasure which is due out in 2002. In conclusion, Carol Gilligan has been instrumental in research on adolescence, moral development, and women’s development and conflict resolution. As a feminist, scholar, professor and author, she has helped to form a new direction for women. Oedipus Complex - The Oedipal complex is a term used by Sigmund Freud in his theory of psychosexual stages of development to describe a boy's feelings of desire for his mother and jealously and anger towards his father. Essentially, a boy feels like he is in competition with his father for possession of his mother. He views his father as a rival for her attentions and affections.
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