Psychology from the Margins


Psychology from the Margins is a student-run, student-led, peer-reviewed journal. This journal features scholarly work addressing 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. The journal will accept and invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit manuscripts.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Volume: Volume 5 (2023)


Janessa Garcia & Nina Parekh, Editors

Welcome to Issue V of Psychology from the Margins. This issue's theme is Redefining Our Roots: Addressing the Historically Silenced Origins of Psychology Through Research, Practice and Advocacy.

This issue is particularly special, in that our authors took the opportunity to examine a breadth of experiences founded in oppression, including the history of harm inflicted on racial minority populations, men who have experienced childhood sexual assault, substance use and opioid use disorder treatments for previously incarcerated people, Black individuals’ experiences with colorism, and culturally-informed treatment modalities. We admire these authors’ willingness to address commonly stigmatized topics and provide resources towards the advancement of the field of psychology.

We would like to thank you for reading these important scholarly contributions and encourage you to critically examine how you would like to contribute to our ongoing goal of centering those who have been historically pushed to the margins.


Colorism Among Black Youth in the United States: An Examination of Impacts on Education
Jasmine Major, Teneeshia R. Johnson, Antoinette Wilson, and Stacie DeFreitas


Survivor Experiences of Male Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Literature Review
Elizabeth Burch B.S., Joseph T. Kenneally Psy.D., and Stephanie Zepeda PhD