Feminist psychology is a form of psychology centered on social structures and gender.Feminist psychology critiques historical psychological research as done from a male perspective with the view that males are the norm.
Although women reported having difficulty juggling the roles of mother and provider, they found a way to be fulfilled void of childbearing (Buhle, 1998).Women continue to be a large percentage of the workforce in psychological positions.Many women did not fight against oppression because they did not realize they were oppressed in the first place (Ruck, 2015).Once the functionalist movement came about in the United States, academic psychology's study of sex difference and a prototypic psychology of woman were developed.They relied on CR (consciousness raising) groups to build their movement.
Ruck describes the process of these CR groups by "bridging the tensions" between the personal and political.
In 1942 Edward Strecker made "mom-ism" an official pathological syndrome under the APA.
He believed that the country was under threat because mothers weren't emotionally disconnecting from their children at a young enough age, and the matriarchy was making young men weak and losing their "man power".
Feminist psychology is oriented on the values and principles of feminism.
Gender issues can include the way people identify their gender (male, female, genderqueer; transgender or cisgender), how they have been affected by societal structures related to gender (gender hierarchy), the role of gender in the individual's life (such as stereotypical gender roles), and any other gender related issues.
In Liberating Minds: Consciousness-Raising as a Bridge Between Feminism and Psychology in 1970s Canada, Nora Ruck leads with, "U. radical feminist Irene Peslikis warned that equating women's liberating with individual therapy prevented women from truly understanding and fighting the roots of their oppression".