Why: Though they each have their own tradition and history, Black, Feminist and Cultural Psychology have some similarities through their counterpoints of main stream psychology and cognitive science. Below is a small collection of works that in some way evaluate the question of human cognition outside of the most popular frameworks of experimental psychology and cognitive science. For example, many deal with intersectionality and its general absence from work on human cognition.


Figueroa, Megan. (In press). Decolonizing (psycho)linguistics means dropping the “language gap” rhetoric. In Anne H. Charity Hudley, Christine Mallinson, and Mary Bucholtz (Eds.) Decolonizing Linguistics. Oxford University Press.


Adams, G., Dobles, I., Gómez, L. H., Kurtiş, T., & Molina, L. E. (2015). Decolonizing Psychological Science: Introduction to the Special Thematic Section. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 3(1), 213–238. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.v3i1.564


Boykin, A. W. (1977). Experimental Psychology from a Black Perspective: Issues and Examples. Journal of Black Psychology, 3(2), 29–49. https://doi.org/10.1177/009579847700300209

Bryant, K., Grossi, G., & Kaiser, A. (n.d.). Feminist Interventions on the Sex/Gender Question in Neuroimaging Research.


Buchanan, N. T., & Wiklund, L. O. (2021). Intersectionality Research in Psychological Science: Resisting the Tendency to Disconnect, Dilute, and Depoliticize. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 49(1), 25–31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-020-00748-y


Causadias, J. M., Vitriol, J. A., & Atkin, A. L. (2018). The cultural (mis)attribution bias in developmental psychology in the United States. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 59, 65–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2018.01.003


Cokley, K., & Awad, G. H. (2013). In Defense of Quantitative Methods: Using the “Master’s Tools” to Promote Social Justice. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 5(2), 26–41. https://doi.org/10.33043/JSACP.5.2.26-41


Decolonial Psychology Editorial Collective. (2021). General Psychology Otherwise: A Decolonial Articulation. Review of General Psychology, 25(4), 339–353. https://doi.org/10.1177/10892680211048177

Duchesne, A., & Kaiser Trujillo, A. (2021). Reflections on Neurofeminism and Intersectionality Using Insights From Psychology. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, 684412. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2021.684412


Else-Quest, N. M., & Hyde, J. S. (2016a). Intersectionality in Quantitative Psychological Research: I. Theoretical and Epistemological Issues. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40(2), 155–170. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684316629797


Else-Quest, N. M., & Hyde, J. S. (2016b). Intersectionality in Quantitative Psychological Research: II. Methods and Techniques. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40(3), 319–336. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684316647953


Figueroa, M. (2023). Language Development, Linguistic Input, and Linguistic Racism. WIRES: Wiley Interdisciplinary REviews.

Gutchess, A., & Rajaram, S. (2022). Consideration of culture in cognition: How we can enrich methodology and theory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-022-02227-5


Hartmann, H., Darda, K. M., Meletaki, V., Ilchovska, Z., Corral-Frías, N. S., Hofer, G., Azevedo, F., & Sauvé, S. A. (2023). Incorporating feminist practices into (psychological) science—The why, the what and the how [Preprint]. Open Science Framework. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/2rcuz


Held, B. S. (2020). Epistemic violence in psychological science: Can knowledge of, from, and for the (othered) people solve the problem? Theory & Psychology, 30(3), 349–370. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354319883943


Lett, E. (2022). Crossing lines does not equal intersectionality. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 45(6), 983–984. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-022-00375-6


McCormick-Huhn, K., Warner, L. R., Settles, I. H., & Shields, S. A. (2019). What If Psychology Took Intersectionality Seriously? Changing How Psychologists Think About Participants. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 43(4), 445–456. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684319866430


Pitts-Taylor, V. (2019). Neurobiologically Poor? Brain Phenotypes, Inequality, and Biosocial Determinism. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 44(4), 660–685. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243919841695


Santos, C. E., & Toomey, R. B. (2018). Integrating an Intersectionality Lens in Theory and Research in Developmental Science: Integrating an Intersectionality Lens in Theory and Research. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018(161), 7–15. https://doi.org/10.1002/cad.20245


Shansky, R. M. (2019). Are hormones a “female problem” for animal research? Science, 364(6443), 825–826. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaw7570


Syed, M., & Ajayi, A. A. (2018). Promises and Pitfalls in the Integration of Intersectionality with Development Science: Promises and Pitfalls in the Integration of Intersectionality. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018(161), 109–117. https://doi.org/10.1002/cad.20250


Webb, E. K., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., & Douglas, R. (2022). Radically reframing studies on neurobiology and socioeconomic circumstances: A call for social justice-oriented neuroscience. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 16, 958545. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2022.958545


Wilson, E. (1999). Critical/cognition. Annual Review of Critical Psychology, 1.