This entry is about feminist psychology globally, with a focus on the United States. Feminist psychology has been a key force in the establishment of a psychology of gender. Feminist psychology has many definitions. Therefore, definitions of feminism, psychology, and feminist psychology are discussed first. Next, common and unique themes in the history and status of feminist psychology, across countries, are examined. The entry concludes with a description of the evolution, status, contributions, and impact of U.S. feminist psychology.

What Is Feminist Psychology?

Definitions of feminist psychology vary within and across cultures and countries, and over time, depending on the positions and concerns of those who generate the definitions.

British writer Rebecca West (1892–1983) was quoted as saying about feminism, “I myself have never been able to find ...

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