The first section, "Developing Feminist Theories," is, as billed, devoted to theoretical discussion. Not having much background in feminist thought, I found this section jargon laden and slow going. However, although dense, these chapters do provide a background and some general principles with which to understand feminist psychology. Perhaps most interesting is the senior editor's own chapter, "Toward a Feminist Ecological Theory of Human Nature: Theory Building in Response to Real-World Dynamics," in which Ballou and coauthors propose a model of human nature that incorporates everything from individual factors to the influence of the earth's climate and time in history. By including the "macrosphere" of societal forces, they hope not only to better understand the individual experience but also to "impel us to work towards a transformation of society by linking the personal, the political and action."