BME psychologists & anti-racist work
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Work by key BME psychologists pre 1980.
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Instructions for adding your own anti-racism work: Add as much information as you can in each of the cells if you would like to contribute. If you do not know the answer to a cell then skip it. In the Source column please put the URL link (if possible) or other source where you have this information from. If you wish to edit any previously completed row please do so in the yellow column.
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SurnameFirst namebirth-deathEthnicitySubtopicIntersections (women, disabled, LGBT)Particularly notable work?NotesSourceWant to add anything/edit any of these cells? Type your response in the cell below with the corresponding row and include sources for editing later.
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MotoraYujiro1900JapaneseJapanese PsychologyEstablished the first psychology laboratory in Japan. https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yūjirō_Motora
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BanksMartha 1951African American NeuropsychologyWomanDeveloped the Ackerman-Banks Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Battery which was the first of its kind to include an ethnic minority sample. One of the founders of Division 45; The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues which aims to enusre every ethnic minority is heard. Liases with the APA to highlight matters around those with disabilities. She has recevied a Presidential Citation from the APA. There is a strong focus on inclusion, with regards to women , disabled people and also ethnic minorities, in psychological research and tools. http://www.feministvoices.com/martha-banks/
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LandrineHope1954African American Health PsychologyInterested in the health of those living in poverty and believes this requires health psychology to be less about psychology and adopt a more social contextual stanceHighlights the possible need for reforms in health psychologyhttp://www.feministvoices.com/hope-landrine/
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PineroHoracio G1869-ArgentinianHe founded the Psychological Society of Buenos Aires in 1908http://psych.techscholia.com/book/chapters/History_2.html
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DaqiChen1886-1983ChineseEstablished first psychology laboratory in Chinahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Daqi
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ProsserInez Beverly1891-1934African AmericanHighlighting psychological impact of school segregation/integrationWoman1st Black woman to earn a doctorate (1933)http://www.apa.org/monitor/2008/11/prosser.aspx
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SummerFrancis Cecil1895-1954African AmericanPsychoanalysisFather of Black Psychology, first african american to get a PhD http://psych.techscholia.com/book/chapters/History_2.html
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BeckhamAlbert S1897-1964African American He is regarded as the first African American to hold the title school for Juvenile Research and Chicago Bureau of Child Study. He brought together ministers whose parishes included families of students he was working withAllowed for the first time a church-neighborhood-school relationship in the community that benefited African American youth.http://activemindsblog.org/10-african-african-american-psychologists-you-should-know/
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Butler-BrowneRose1897-1986African American Educational psychologyWomanProposed the use of the Craig Method - building a background of useful new concepts with children before they are taught to read in the hope that this would improve the reading abilities of black youths. Browne, R. B. & English J. W. (1969). Love My Children: The Education of a Teacher. New York: Meredith Pressfirst African American woman to receive a PhD in education from the nation's oldest university.http://www.feministvoices.com/rose-butler-browne/
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HowardRuth1900-1997African AmericanSecond African American women to gain a PhD in psychologyhttp://psych.techscholia.com/book/chapters/History_2.html
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CanadyHerman G1901-1970African American He was the first psychologist to examine the role of the race of the examiner as a bias factor in IQ testing. His master’s thesis discussed the role of race of the examiner in establishing testing rapport and provided suggestions for establishing an adequate testing environment in which African American students could thrive. He was instrumental in founding the West Virginia Psychological Association, the West Virginia state board of psychological examiners, and the Charleston Guidance Clinic.http://activemindsblog.org/10-african-african-american-psychologists-you-should-know/
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SanchezGeorge1906-1972Mexican-AmericanAmerican educational scholarship and civil rights activismhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_I._S%C3%A1nchez#Early_career
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Okura K. Patrick1911-Asian AmericanMental healthFirst Asian American to receive a Master's degree in Psychology. In 1971, he moved to the Washington area to become executive assistant to the director of the National Institutes of Health, launching programs to address social problems in minority communities. Okura and his wife Lily later co-founded the Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation in 1988 to provide leadership development for promising young professionals.  Okura was named Japanese American of the Biennium in 1978, the highest recognition given by the Japanese American Citizens League. He was honored by the emperor of Japan in 1999. In 2002, he also was inducted into the Montgomery County, Md., Human Rights Hall of Fame. Okura received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Psychological Association in 2002 and the 2005 Kun-Po Soo Award by the American Psychiatric Association Committee of Asian-American Psychiatrists.http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/ethnicity-health/psychologists/okura.aspx
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BaytonJames Arthur1912-1990African American Bayton, J. A., McAlister, L. B., & Hamer, J. (1956). Race-class stereotypes. The Journal of Negro Education, 25(1), 75-78.He furthered psychological research in areas of personality, race, social issues, and consumer psychology. His research was generally of an applied nature, and thus, his efforts helped increase the scope and depth of applied work in the field of psychology. In particular, several studies conducted by Bayton foreshadowed the emergence of system-justification theory, which addresses the tendency to support the status-quo or the “system,” even when the “system” may not be beneficial to an individual or group.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Arthur_Bayton
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ClarkeKenneth1914-2005African AmericanImpact of racial segregation on Black children.Helped end school racial segregation by Kenneth Clarke testifying at Brown vs Board 1954
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ClarkeMammie1917-1985African AmericanSocial psychology; health psychology; educational psychologyWomanImpact of racial segregation on Black children; social and community workerHelped end school racial segregation by Kenneth Clarke testifying at Brown vs Board 1954
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Lewis AttneaveCarolyn1920-1992Indian_americanAmerican Indican psychologyWomanFamily therapy; cross cultural psychology; Native American mental health; child development; community; network therapy. http://www.feministvoices.com/carolyn-attneave/
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Williams IIRobert L1930-African American He was the founding member of the National Association of Black Psychologists and served as its second president. Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity by utilizing African-American vernacular and personal experience.This work was important because it showed that African Americans weren’t intellectually inferior to European Americans, but the differences in speech and experience can skew IQ results. He also coined the term 'Ebonics' to refer to African American vernacular English.http://activemindsblog.org/10-african-african-american-psychologists-you-should-know/
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WhiteJoseph L1932-African American Helped found the Association of Black Psychologists and establish the first Black Studies Program during the 1968 strike at San Francisco State University. He wrote “Toward a Black Psychology” and argued that whatever the future of race relations and the destiny of Black people, the creation of a Black Psychology was necessary because psychology created by white people could never adequately apply to define African Americans. He pointed out that the application of white psychology to African Americans often led researchers to incorrectly conclude that African Americans were lacking and less than.http://activemindsblog.org/10-african-african-american-psychologists-you-should-know/
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AkbarNa'im1944-African American Black psychology, mental healthexamples of his work: 'Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery' (1996), 'Visions for Black Men' (1992), 'Know Thyself' (1998)Criticises Eurocentric psychological tradition claiming that the model maintains the intellectual oppression of African Americanshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na%27im_Akbar
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SteeleClaude1946-African AmericanAddiction, alcohol, affirmation, stereotype threatWhistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect UsStereotype threat summaryhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Steele
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TatumBeverly D1954-African American Racial identityShe’s widely recognized as a race relations expert and leader in higher education. Her areas of research include racial identity development and the role of race in the classroom. Her book, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” examines the development of racial identity. She argues racial identity is essential to the development of children.http://activemindsblog.org/10-african-african-american-psychologists-you-should-know/
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BernalMartha1931-2001Hispanic/Latino AmericanWoman; Lesbian; Working ClassDistinguished Life Achievement Award from APA’s Division 45http://www.feministvoices.com/martha-bernal/
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WilsonAmos1941-1995African AmericanDevelopmental; Violence; Intelligence; Developmental Psychology of the Black Child
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WhitehurstKeturah1912-2000African AmericanDevelopmental psychology; clinical psychology; program development; leadership; culture.WomenKeturah made "important contributions to training and program development at Virginia State and in her community. She established the College's first counseling service, she developed an undergraduate dual-degree program in psychology and special education, and she founded The Children's House with her colleague Florence Farley."http://www.feministvoices.com/keturah-whitehurst/
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TurnerAlberta1909-2008African American Juvenile rehabilitation and treatment; child development; obesity; home economicsWomenAlberta was "honoured with the Ohio Psychological Association's Achievement Award for a Psychologist in the Public Interest" and wished to be remembered for her battle for equal rights. http://www.feministvoices.com/alberta-banner-turner/
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HaraguchiTsuruko1886-1915JapaneseMental fatigue; experimental psychology.WomanStudies on Mental Work and Fatigue,http://www.feministvoices.com/tsuruko-haraguchi/
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BoazGunamudian David1908-1965IndianChildren's educationCredited for making India a major contributor to Psychologyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunamudian_David_Boaz
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Sen GuptaNarendra Nath1899-1944IndianRecognised as founder of modern psychology in India; founder of Indian Psychological Associationhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narendra_Nath_Sen_Gupta
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SenIndra1903-1994BengaliSpiritualityFounder of Integral Psychology as an academic disciplinehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indra_Sen
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FanonFrantz1925 - 1961 Afro - CaribbeanPsychopathology of colonization His most famous text is arguably: "The Wretched of the Earth"
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BanksMartha1951African Americanneuropsychology; disabilities; domestic violence; rehabilitation; inclusiveness in psychology.womanfrustration with lack of rehabilitation techniques for minorities.founded the society for the psychological study of ethnic minority issueshttps://www.feministvoices.com/martha-banks/
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