Modern Psychology

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Running head: A History of Modern Psychology


University of Phoenix

Assignment #1 Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course Psy310: Psychology

Professor Adam Carr

University of Phoenix

Fall 2011 Psychology 2


This paper will attempt to explore the background of Inez Beverly Prosser, her contributions

andtheoretical perspective in the field of modern psychology. Inez Beverly Prosser was arguably

the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in psychology. She completed her

dissertation in 1933,which examined personality differences in black children attending either

voluntarily segregated or integrated schools.

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Inez Beverly Prosser, PhD, was born into a family of 11 children in the 19th century.

Her year of birth is unknown, their father Samuel Andrew Beverly, worked as a waiter and her

mother, Veola Hamilton, worked as a homemaker. The family moved throughout cities in Texas.

Prosser grew up in south central Texas where she attended “colored schools” and developed a

passion for education and…...

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