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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 76: Women's Leadership in Psychology
Women's Leadership in Psychology
Psychology became a scientific discipline in the latter half of the 19th century when Wilhelm Wundt, a German physiologist, began using scientific research methods to study human consciousness (Goodwin, 2008). Since that time, psychology has grown in a way that has been both influenced by and reflective of the evolving zeitgeist (i.e., the prevailing ideas of a particular time and place). The leadership of women in psychology has been influenced by and reflective of the changing zeitgeist as well. In the mid- to late 19th century, as psychology ...