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Psychology's Feminist Voices Teaching Resources

One of the goals of Psychology's Feminist Voices is to serve as a teaching resource. To facillitate the use of the site for teaching, we have created some resources for public use: teaching guides, sample assignments, and handouts.


These guides and assignments are by no means exhaustive of the many ways the site can be used in teaching. We would love to hear any ideas you have! Share them with us by emailing Alexandra Rutherford, PFV Project Director, at


Teaching Guides

These guides provide convenient summaries of the material on the site organized by topic. They outline discussion questions and general ideas for lectures and assignments.


Teaching Guide for the History of Psychology


Teaching Guide for Psychology of Women/Gender


Video: The Changing Face of Feminist Psychology

The Changing Face of Feminist Psychology is a 40-minute video that uses archival material and interviews with feminist psychologists to chart the historical emergence of feminist psychology in the United States. It addresses the questions: "Where did the field of feminist psychology come from?  What were the intellectual, social, and political contexts from which it emerged?  What were some of the feminist critiques of psychology? What issues have animated feminists in psychology, then and now?  Importantly, how has feminism changed psychology?" Watch the video on this site or on the PFV YouTube channel.


Transcript of The Changing Face of Feminist Psychology

Videos For the Classroom: Feminist Psychologists Talk About...

In this video series psychologists profiled on the site discuss some of the central issues of feminist psychology.  

Feminist Psychologists Talk About...Women's Mental Health & Feminist Therapy

In this short video feminist psychologists discuss their work on women's mental health and the practice of feminist therapy. Among the questions raised: What role does culture play in women's mental health? What makes feminist therapy "feminist"? What has feminism contributed to therapy?


Transcript of "Feminist Psychologists Talk About...Women's Mental Health & Feminist Therapy"



Feminist Psychologists Talk About...Intersectionality

In this short video feminist psychologists discuss their experiences of and work on intersectionality. Among the questions raised: What is intersectionality? How have the intersections of your own identities affected your experiences? How can we conceptualize the relation between experiencing intersectionality and doing psychology?


Transcript of "Feminist Psychologists Talk About...Intersectionality"



Feminist Psychologists Talk About...Research Methods

In this short video feminist psychologists discuss research methods. Among the questions raised: How does our choice of methods affect what we can come to know through our research? What are some concerns feminist psychologists have about the way psychological research has traditionally been conducted? Are qualitative methods more 'feminist' than quantitative methods? What makes certain research questions more feminist than others?


Transcript of "Feminist Psychologists Talk About...Research Methods"



Published Articles

The PFV team has published the following articles about how to use the site in teaching:

Ball, L. C., Bazar, J. L., MacKay, J., Rodkey, E. R., Rutherford, A., & Young, J. L. (2013). Using Psychology’s Feminist Voices in the classroom. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37,(2), 261-266.


Young, J. L., Rodkey, E. N., & Rutherford, A. (2015). Sparking the historical imagination: Strategies for teaching conceptual and historical issues in psychology. History and Philosophy of Psychology [Special Issue: Teaching & Learning on the Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (CHIP): Practical Guides to Innovative Approaches], 16, 61-68.


Assignment Handouts

Please see the Teaching Guide for the History of Psychology (above) for a full explanation of these assignments. 


Handout for Scavenger Hunt


Handout for Who Am I?


This assignment can be modified to include any of the profiles on the site and can be used in both history and psychology of women/gender courses.




This assignment can be used in both history and psychology of women/gender courses.



This presentation can be used to introduce students to the site with a focus on how to use it for the Imagined Conversations Assignment. See the Notes section of the slides for spoken text that can accompany your presentation.






The video below features excerpts from several imagined conversations included in the Psychology's Feminist Voices symposium Across the 49th Parallel: Gender and Migration in the History of North American Psychology, held March 2012 at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Associaton in Pittsburgh, PA. A full transcript of the video's content is also provided.


Transcript of "PFV at EPA: Across the 49th Parallel"