Psychology from the Margins


Editors-in-Chief: Caitlin Martin-Wagar, The University of Akron
  Stefan Jadaszewski, The University of Akron
Associate Editors: Aaron Bethea, The University of Akron
  Sarah Sanders, The University of Akron

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 2 (2020) Psychology from the Margins: Volume 2 (2019)


Caitlin Martin-Wagar & Stefan Jadaszewski

Welcome to the second issue of Psychology from the Margins! The second issue seeks to more fully illuminate the untold stories and contributions of underrepresented groups throughout the history of psychology.

A common theme in this second issue is how the field of psychology has impacted the lives of individuals from underrepresented groups. Historically, the impact psychology has had on these groups has gone unacknowledged or has been inadequately explored. The articles within this issue more thoroughly describe the ways in which subfields of psychology (e.g., vocational, industrial-organizational) have affected those in marginalized groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ populations. Further, uncovering the ways in which this field 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 the field of psychology. This recognition includes acknowledgment of how mainstream psychology has often ignored the needs of marginalized populations. We hope you find these historical reviews and analyses thought-provoking and challenging. Our wish is that you’ll 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 Nuha Alshabani and Samsara Soto will be stepping into the roles of editors-in-chief beginning with the upcoming third 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 unrepresented and underrepresented stories within the historical narrative of the history of psychology.


A Historical Analysis of the Vocational Guidance of Women
Nuha Alshabani, Alejandra Gonzalez Lopez, Erika L. Graham, and Samsara Soto