Read Their Stories, Hear Their Voices
Psychology has undergone a profound shift over the last 60 years. In 1960, women received a small minority of doctorates in the field. Today, in many parts of the world, women receive the majority. To understand this shift and the role feminism has played in it, we need to collect the first-hand accounts of feminist psychologists who were instrumental in bringing about these changes and who continue to enrich psychology with feminism. We also need to be aware of our history. Who were the women who preceded them? How did their work lay the foundation for feminist psychology? This site highlights important women in psychology's past and amplifies the diverse voices of contemporary feminist psychologists. It is an archive of the relationship between feminism and psychology.
Women’s contributions and experiences have shaped psychology throughout its history.
Explore Women Past
Feminism now has a powerful, if uneven, presence in the field of psychology.
Explore Feminist Presence
We have interviewed over 100 feminist psychologists about the relationship between their feminist and womanist values and their careers in psychology. These first-hand narratives are a valuable resource for today's researchers and for future historians. They help us document, preserve, and analyze this relationship in all of its complexity.
We are committed to infusing psychology with feminism. We undertake projects that mobilize women's history of psychology, considerations of feminism and gender issues, and gender justice in numerous ways.
A video series and teaching resource on gender-based analysis to help psychology students think critically about how gender assumptions, biases, and ideologies affect psychological research.
The Changing Face of Feminist Psychology
A 40-minute documentary that uses archival material and interviews with feminist psychologists to chart the historical emergence of feminist psychology in the United States.
Inspiring Histories, Inspiring Lives: Women of Color in Psychology
A timeline documenting how women of color have used their unique perspectives and expertise to understand and improve the world.
We curate themed exhibits that highlight the topics, issues, events, people, and histories that animate the relationship between feminism and psychology.