Wikipedia:WikiProject Women of psychology

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Welcome to WikiProject women of psychology. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of women of psychology and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


  • This project's goal is to create articles about women who have contributed significantly to the field of Psychology. At this time, there are relatively few articles about eminent women psychologists on Wikipedia. This project seeks to remedy this situation. Project creator is currently seeking support from women's psychological organizations for their help and support for this project. The first stage of this project will involve creating a list of notable women who have contributed to the field of psychology. As those accumulate, the next task with be to create articles with relevant, well-organized information about their contributions and their histories.


Criteria for Inclusion[edit]

Women nominated for inclusion in Wikipedia should meet Wikipedia's notability criteria for academics which are similar to the requirements for Fellow Status in The American Psychological Association (APA)[1]. The APA requirements for Fellow vary somewhat by APA division.[2] If a woman is an APA Fellow, she most likely meets the criteria for inclusion in this project. Many women psychologists may meet the criteria for Fellow status but may not have been nominated or applied for the honor. In that case the Wikipedia and APA Fellow standards can be consulted. In all cases, writers should make a clear case for the woman's eligibility for inclusion as an eminent woman psychologist in the section called "Summary of significant contributions to the field of psychology." Wikipedia also has special guidelines for writing biographies of living persons that serve as a guideline to appropriate content.


Suggested page structure[edit]

Basic identifying information: dob, employment, degrees, universities
Summary of significant contributions to psychology
More detail: books, articles, professional service
Relevant personal history
References (VERY IMPORTANT): journals, books, magazines, newspaper, etc. sources supporting statements included above should be cited in line

Sample boilerplate[edit]

One way to begin is to "copy" the following boilerplate text, click on one of the names in red below, then paste the boilerplate onto that page. You can then edit that information. Women who have won awards from APA may have been profiled in The American Psychologist. These articles are excellent sources of professional biographical information.

Ann A. Ace, Ph.D.
Dr. Ace (born month, day, year) is a psychologist at __________ (clinic, university, etc.). She received her ____ (degree) from ______ in _____ (area of psychology or related field). Her dissertation focused on ____________.
Notable contributions:
Dr. Ace is best known for her work on ______. Her research demonstrated that _______ (cite articles and books inline).
Selected publications:
Dr. Ace's work included the publication of ________ (books, articles, etc.) which focused on______. (can include detail about notable books and articles).
Awards and Honors:
Dr. Ace is the recipient of ___________ (award name) from _______ (awarding entity). This award was given in recognition of ______.
Leadership roles:
Dr. Ann served as ______ (role) of ______ (organization). During her term she _________________ (describe accomplishments).
Biographical information:
Dr. Ace was born in ____ and grew up in ______. Her first exposure to psychology was at age ___ when she____. She attended ____ and studied under _______. Her first appointment was at ______.
References are inserted in the text. Use "help" to see how to format them. If you format them correctly, they will automatically appear below the "references" header.

Helpful Hints[edit]

* Remember to save your work!

* If your page is deleted... Because so many people post so much material on Wikipedia, there is a need to continually prune the entries. Sometime the people doing the pruning get a bit deletion happy, delete a page without reviewing it carefully enough, or misunderstand an editor's intent. In that case, contact the person deleting the article, hear them out, and correct the aspects of the article that were problematic (or argue your case). As long as you can demonstrate that your article meets the requirements, you should be able to get it to stick. In rare cases, you may need to contact an "administrator" but most of the time, consulting the deleting editor is all that is required.

Open tasks: Eminent women of psychology to be included in this project[edit]

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Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. WebMaven2000 (talk · contribs) 12:54, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
  1. psycschool (talk · contribs) (I am interested in adding women to the page with brief summaries of their contributions to the science of psychology) 21:28, 6 November 2014 (UTC)


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New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new women of psychology-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

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