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 3 (2021) Psychology from the Margins: Volume 3 (2021)


Samsara Soto & Nuha Alshabani, Editors

Welcome to the third issue of Psychology from the Margins! The third issue seeks to highlight how historical research can help us understand modern problems.

A common theme in the third issue is the oppression throughout the history of psychology that impacts traditionally marginalized groups on the development of psychological research, practice, and advocacy. By highlighting these stories and their lessons, psychology can draw meaning from often underrepresented narratives to inform our modern problems. The articles within this issue more thoroughly describe how subfields of psychology (e.g., clinical, health, and industrial-organizational) have affected those in marginalized groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ populations. Further, uncovering how psychology and related fields have perpetuated oppressive social structures is paramount to moving forward with a more inclusive intention. Additionally, more thoroughly recognizing the contributions of minority psychologists is a crucial step in reducing oppressive narratives that persist within psychology. This recognition includes acknowledgment of how mainstream psychology has often unacknowledged the needs of marginalized populations. We hope you find these historical reviews and analyses thought-provoking and challenging. Our wish is that you will find inspiration to uncover more and contribute to future issues of Psychology from the Margins.

Lastly, as our tenure as editors comes to a close, we are excited to announce that Nicole Fogwell and Devynn Campbell will be stepping into the roles of editors-in-chief, beginning with the upcoming fourth issue of Psychology from the Margins. We are confident that under their editorship, the journal will continue to produce scholarship, which furthers our publication's aim of illuminating underrepresented stories within the historical narrative of the history of psychology.


An Inquiry into the Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Robert L. Williams
Javier Martin-Fernandez, Kiarra King, Jusiah Prowell, and Nathan Bitecofer