Women in Psychology

The history of women in Psychology is only recently being fully revealed due to the ‘othering’ nature of early Psychology. In the early part of the 20th Century women were viewed as feeble, prone to child-like and neurotic beliefs and behaviours, and were not fully acknowledged for their work. This history clearly illustrates the impact of societal events and attitudes upon the discipline. Feminist approaches have been combatting this in Psychology since the late 1960s and many continue work on gender and feminist approaches today.