Like other fields, the field of psychology can trace its roots back to the pioneering efforts of early scientists, scholars, and professionals. The current commentary fills a gap in psychology's history by providing an inside look into the accomplishments of Dr. Williams. Particular attention is paid to four notable accomplishments: the founding of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), the development of the Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity (BITCH-100), the coining of the term Ebonics, and the development of the concept of racial scripting. This is important because our present is a reflection of our past. The more that diversity is recognized in the narrative of our past, the richer our understanding of history -- and ourselves, will become.
Martin-Fernandez, Javier; King, Kiarra; Prowell, Jusiah; and Bitecofer, Nathan
"An Inquiry into the Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Robert L. Williams,"
Psychology from the Margins: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/psychologyfromthemargins/vol3/iss1/4