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Mainstreaming Psychology of Women With School Psychology

Professional School Psychology , Volume 3 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 1988


Lawrence Erlbaum
Copyright © 1988 by Lawrence Erlbaum
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Mainstreaming Psychology of Women With School Psychology


<p>With the resurgence of the women’s movement in the late 1960s, a new scholarly field, the psychology of women, developed within psychology. The Association of Women in Psychology was founded in 1969, and in 1973, Division 35 (Psychology of Women) became a division of the American Psychological Association (APA). The Annual Review of Psychology included a review of psychology of women for the first time in 1975, and by 1976, there were several journals in the field of psychology that focused on women (e.g., Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, and Signs ).</p> <p>Scholarship on women continues today both as a separate area of investigation and study and as an area integrated into mainstream American psychology. Divisions of the APA have established committees focusing on women. In addition to devoting journal space to research reports, there have been several special issues of clinical and counseling psychology journals concerned with women’s issues. As indicated by a number of recent articles ( Alpert, 1978 ; Lott, 1985 ; Unger, 1979 , 1983 ), feminist scholarship has enriched psychology. As a result of an interest in women, previously unexplored topics are subjects of attention, mainstream concepts have been redefined, and traditional
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