Psychology From the Margins Extended Deadline: “Applied Psychology and Minoritized Groups: Using History to Inform Present Practices”

Psychology From the Margins
Call for Papers
Updated Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 14th, 2022

“Applied Psychology and Minoritized Groups: Using History to Inform Present Practices”

To understand the present moment of psychology, we must examine its past. From conversion therapy to Brown v. Board of Education, psychology has played major roles in both supporting and undermining the well-being of the oppressed and disenfranchised throughout history.

Psychology from the Margins, a student-led, peer-reviewed journal supported by the National Museum for the History of Psychology is seeking submissions for our fourth annual issue.  This journal features scholarly work addressing the history of research, practice, and advocacy in psychology, especially as it relates to social justice, social issues, and social change. The purpose of the journal is to fill gaps in the literature by providing an outlet for articles in psychology that highlight stories unrepresented in mainstream historical narratives. This year, we particularly welcome papers that address the theme of issue four- “Applied Psychology and Minoritized Groups: Using History to Inform Present Practices”. We encourage contributions that draw attention to how applied psychological research, practice, and advocacy have affected and been affected by minoritized groups and individuals.  Manuscripts should be between 20 and 40 pages in length (not including references).

Possible Topics:

  • Considerations related to use of mainstream psychological approaches with minoritized groups in light of histories of marginalization and oppression
  • History of a culturally specific approach and current state of the research
  • History of a harmful psychological practice with minoritized groups
  • Misapplication of psychological knowledge to marginalized groups throughout history and how it is/can be addressed
  • How social justice and advocacy endeavors in the history of psychology informs current practices
  • Modern applications of historical contributions of marginalized psychologists
  • Historical roots of social justice and advocacy
  • History of marginalized psychologists advocating for equity and justice
  • Explorations of the historical work of underrepresented groups in shaping applied psychology

Submission Guidelines: Interested authors are welcome to submit an abstract for feedback from the editorial board regarding the topic’s fit and focus for this issue by emailing the editors (see below). Completed manuscripts should be submitted through the Psychology from the Margins portal found at 

Questions and correspondence are welcomed and may be directed to Nicole Theiss Fogwell, M.A. ( and Devynn Campbell-Halfaker, M.A., (

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.