ERIC Number: ED171166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Women in Psychology in the United States.
Denmark, Florence L.
Possible changes in the involvement of women in psychology in recent years were investigated. The number and distribution of women in psychology was considered, and their participatory activities in the American Psychological Association (APA) were examined. Employment and salaries were investigated, as were the barriers to obtaining a doctoral degree. The results show that the situation for women in psychology may be in a period of transition. There are greater numbers of women in graduate school, more recent female Ph.D.'s, and in both cases, a higher percentage of women than in the past. Affirmative action and the availability of employment has served to block obvious discrimination in new hiring. More women are involved in the governance of the APA. However, the data still indicate that the longer women are employed the greater is their disadvantage. Many recently hired women have not received tenure. It is concluded that attempts to reduce existing discrimination, especially in academe, must be continued. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Doctoral Degrees, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Females, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Professional Associations, Professional Occupations, Professional Recognition, Psychologists, Psychology, Research Projects, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status, Tenure, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Psychological Association