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Who is considered the first female of psychology?
-- Tamara Murdock (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 10, 2003
"Firsts" like this are always hard to answer because it depends on exactly what you mean: first to publish a study? first to have a permanent university position? first to... well you get the idea. You're probably looking for people such as Christine Ladd Franklin, Mary Whiton Calkins, Margaret Floy Washburn. There is an excellent book by Elizabeth Scarborough and Laurel Furumoto called _Untold lives: the first generation of American women psychologists_ (1987, Columbia U. Press). You should probably have a look at that.
-- Christopher Green (email@example.com), January 10, 2003.
In addition to that book, you'll find rich resources in the following books:
Stevens, Gwendolyn & Gardner, Sheldon (1982). The women of psychology. Vol. I. Pioneers and innovators. Vol. II. Expansion and refinement. Cambridge, MA: Schenkman.
O'Connell, Agnes N. & Russo, Nancy Felipe, Eds. (1980). Eminent women in psychology: Models of achievement. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 5, 144pp.
Scarborough, Elizabeth & Furumoto, Laurel. (1987). Untold lives: The first generation of American women psychologists. New York: Columbia University Press.
O’Connell, Agnes N. & Russo, Nancy Felipe. (1983). Models of achievement: Reflections of eminent women in psychology. Vol. 1. New York: Columbia University Press.
O’Connell, Agnes N. & Russo, Nancy Felipe. (1988). Models of achievement: Reflections of eminent women in psychology. Vol. 2. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
O’Connell, Agnes N. & Russo, Nancy Felipe. (Eds). (1990). Women in psychology: A bio-bibliographic sourcebook. New York: Greenwood Press.
-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 10, 2003.