Psychology from the Margina: Applied Psychology and Minoritized Groups: Using History to Inform Present Practices

The fourth issue of Psychology from the Margins on the theme of “Applied Psychology and Minoritized Groups: Using History to Inform Present Practices” is now available online. This issue is edited by University of Akron graduate students Devynn Campbell-Halfaker and Nicole Fogwell.

Psychology from the Margins is a University of Akron student-run, student-led, peer-reviewed journal featuring scholarly work that addresses the history of research, practice and advocacy in psychology, especially in areas related to social justice, social issues and social change. Its purpose is to help fill gaps in the historical literature by providing an outlet for articles in the history of psychology highlighting stories that have been unrepresented or underrepresented by other historical narratives. 

“Introduction,” Devynn Campbell-Halfaker & Nicole Fogwell, Editors.

Welcome to Issue IV of Psychology from the Margins. This issue’s theme is Applied Psychology and Minoritized Groups: Using History to Inform Present Practices.

We are excited to introduce you to a variety of historical articles that are particularly relevant in today’s sociopolitical climate. The articles all highlight the impact of oppression, both within and outside of psychology. Psychology’s legacy of anti-Black racism, colonialism, and pathologization of LGBTQ+ identity are put to the light. Resilience, resistance, and liberation emerge as themes- and with the 75th anniversary of the 1947 British partition of India upon us, the narratives of survivors presented through the lens of post-traumatic growth feels particularly timely. Importantly, the articles often include calls to action- inviting the reader to connect historical analyses to present-day implications. This issue features our first international submission, and we hope to continue to highlight the contributions of scholars from outside of the United States..

Nina Parekh and Janessa Garcia will serve as co-editors-in-chief beginning with Issue 5 of Psychology from the Margins. Janessa and Nina are current 3rd year doctoral students at The University of Akron. Both have completed a year of review board service and are uniquely qualified to further the mission of PFTM and continue to spread the journal’s reach.

Black Market: An Exploration of Black Mental Health in America
Alexandria D. Burroughs

DSM Discrimination and the LGBT Community: Using the History of Diagnostic Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities to Contextualize Current Issues in Transgender and Gender Diverse Mental Healthcare
Ginelle Wolfe and Nicole Fogwell

Exploring Post-Traumatic Growth from Citizen Narratives of Refugees from the 1947 Partition of British India
Keshav J. Dhir and Kathryn J. Azevedo Dr.

Liberation Psychology: Drawing on history to work toward resistance and collective healing in the United States
Hannah K. Heitz

Whom does Psychology serve_ Neocolonialism in Peruvian Psychology
Yassira Armero, Andrés Costilla, and Josephine Hwang

Recognizing Roots and Not Just Leaves: The Use of Integrative Mindfulness in Education, Research, and Practice
Naisargi (Ness) Mehta and Gitika Talwar

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.