Society for the Psychology of Women

Heritage Site

Division 35, American Psychological Association

Attention: Nominations for the 2009 Heritage Award are due June 1st, 2009.

Heritage Award Call

Magda Arnold Carolyn Robertson PaytonWelcome to the Division 35 Heritage Site. This site is devoted to documenting the role of women in the history of psychology and promoting feminist approaches to writing, teaching, and understanding psychology and psychology's history.

On this site you will find links to sites providing information about women in psychology, links to classic articles written by women, resources for teaching the history of psychology with a feminist focus, and access to biographies of women psychologists that have appeared in the Division 35 Newsletter, The Feminist Psychologist.

Heritage Columns On-Line

These are short biographical articles on women in psychology that have appeared as
Heritage Columns in the Division 35 Newsletter, The Feminist Psychologist.
For information on the column, how to submit an idea, and instructions for authors, click here

Alexandra Adler (1901-2001) Magda Arnold (1903-2002) Diana Baumrind (1927-)
Anna Berliner (1888-1877) Martha Bernal (1931-2001) Lillie Lewin Bowman (1899-1966)
Mary Cover Jones (1896-1987) Tamara Dembo (1902-1993) June Etta Downey (1875-1932)
Helen Flanders Dunbar (1902-1959) Lilian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) Molly Harrower (1906-1999)
Ruth Winifred Howard (1900-1997) Thelma Hunt (1903-1992) Melanie Klein (1882-1960)
Rose Embly McCoy (1914-) Myrtle McGraw (1899-1988) Carolyn Robertson Payton (1925-2001)
Ellen Reese (1926-1997) Dorothy Rethlingshafer (1900-1969) Florence Robinson (1885-1936)
Virginia Staudt Sexton (1916-1997) Louise Vetter (1937-2003) Florene Young (1901-1994)


Links to useful resource/information sites:
Sugi MubaiMamie Phipps Clark

NEW Bibliography of the History of Black Women Psychologists
A partial list of works on the history of Black women psychologists

Elizabeth Scarborough on Women's History

Women in Psychology
A new site sponsored by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Women's Intellectual Contributions to the Study of Mind and Society
Comprehensive site featuring the work of Linda Woolf's students at Webster University

An Historical View of Some Early Women Psychologists and the Psychology of Women
Special collection edited by Kathy Milar in Chris Green's "Classics in the History of Psychology"

Naomi Weisstein's "Psychology Constructs the Female"
Edwin Boring's "The Woman Problem"
"The Woman Problem" Revisited
Oral History Interview with Mamie Phipps Clark

Links to classic articles written by early women in psychology:

Inez Prosser Ethel Puffer

Mary Henle's "Gestalt Psychology and Gestalt Therapy"
Mary Whiton Calkin's "Experimental Psychology at Wellesley College"
Mary Cover Jones' "A Laboratory Study of Fear: The Case of Peter"
Kenneth and Mamie Phipps Clark's "The Development of Consciousness of Self...

Links to sample course syllabi for teaching feminist or women-inclusive history of psychology:

Jan Yoder, University of Akron
Linda Woolf, Webster University

Lillian Gilbreth Helen Astin

Heritage Award Winners

Heritage Award Winners Since 1991

Sherif Award Winners

Sherif Award Winners Since 1984

Presidents of Division 35

Presidents of Division 35

Alexandra Rutherford of York University is responsible for this site.

She can be reached at
Last updated October 2008.

Mary Whiton Calkins