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 4 (2022) Applied Psychology and Minoritized Groups: Using History to Inform Present Practices


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.


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