Psychology from the Margins, Vol. 2

The next issue of the open-access journal Psychology from the Margins is now available. Full details below.

“Introduction,” by Caitlin Martin-Wagar & Stefan Jadaszewski.

Welcome to the second issue of Psychology from the Margins! The second issue seeks to more fully illuminate the untold stories and contributions of underrepresented groups throughout the history of psychology.

A common theme in this second issue is how the field of psychology has impacted the lives of individuals from underrepresented groups. Historically, the impact psychology has had on these groups has gone unacknowledged or has been inadequately explored. The articles within this issue more thoroughly describe the ways in which subfields of psychology (e.g., vocational, industrial-organizational) have affected those in marginalized groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ populations. Further, uncovering the ways in which this field and related fields have perpetuated oppressive social structures is paramount to moving forward with a more inclusive intention. Additionally, more thoroughly recognizing the contributions of minority psychologists is a crucial step in reducing oppressive narratives that persist within the field of psychology. This recognition includes acknowledgment of how mainstream psychology has often ignored the needs of marginalized populations. We hope you find these historical reviews and analyses thought-provoking and challenging. Our wish is that you’ll find inspiration to uncover more and contribute to future issues of Psychology from the Margins.

Lastly, as our tenure as editors comes to a close, we are excited to announce that Nuha Alshabani and Samsara Soto will be stepping into the roles of editors-in-chief beginning with the upcoming third issue of Psychology from the Margins. We are confident that under their editorship the journal will continue to produce scholarship which furthers our publication’s aim of illuminating unrepresented and underrepresented stories within the historical narrative of the history of psychology.

“A Historical Analysis of the Vocational Guidance of Women,” by Nuha Alshabani, Alejandra Gonzalez Lopez, Erika L. Graham, and Samsara Soto.

“Towards an Eternity: Celebrating The Association of Black Psychologists’ 50th Anniversary,” by Evan Auguste and Brittany M. Griffin.

“Understanding the Work Experiences of Gender and Sexual Minorities: Advances, Issues, and New Directions in Research,” by Marc Cubrich.

“The History of Lobotomies: Examining its Impacts on Marginalized Groups and the Development of Psychosurgery,” by Simon Godin and Brett LeBlanc.

“Black Psychology: A Forerunner of Positive Psychology,” by Aaron Bethea.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.