Martha Bernal-Psychology

People

Jean Piaget

08/09/1896 - 09/16/1980

Abraham Harold Maslow

April 1, 1908 - June 8, 1970

Albert Ellis

09/27/1913 - 07/24/2007

Aaron Temkin Beck

1921 - Present

Albert Bandura

1925 - Present

Martha Bernal

April 13 1931 - 2001

Stanley Milgram

1933 - 1984

Events

Martha Bernal Birth Data

April 13, 1931

Mexican American Civil Right Movement

1940 - 1949

Fair Employment Practices Bill

1944

Senator Dennis Chávez of New Mexico introduces the first Fair Employment Practices Bill, which prohibits discrimination because of race, creed or national origin. The bill fails, but is an important predecessor for the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Bernal's Bachelor's Degree

1952

University of Texas El paso

Operation Wetback

1953 - 1958

During "Operation Wetback" from 1953 and 1958, the U.S. Immigration Service arrests and deports more than 3.8 million Latin Americans. Many U.S. citizens are deported unfairly, including political activist Luisa Moreno and other community leaders.

Hernandez v. Texas

1954

Hernandez v. Texas is the first post-WWII Latino civil rights case heard and decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Hernandez decision strikes down discrimination based on class and ethnic distinctions.

The Nature of Prejudice

1954

Social Psychologist Gordon Allport publishes The Nature of Prejudice, which draws on various approaches in psychology to examine prejudice through different lenses. It is widely read by the general public and influential in establishing psychology's usefulness in understanding social issues

African American Civil Rights Movement

1954 - 1968

Vietnam War

11/1/1955 - 4/30/1975

Chicano Movement

1960 - 1969

Anti-Psychiatry Movement

1960 - 1975

First Latina to get a Doctoral Degree in Psychology (Indiana University)

1962

Community Mental Health Centers Act passed

1963

U.S. President John F. Kennedy calls for and later signs the Community Mental Health Centers Act, which mandates the construction of community facilities instead of large, regional mental hospitals. Congress ends support for the program in 1981, reducing overall funds and folding them into a mental health block-grant program.

Bernal received her first grant from the National Institute of Mental Health

1965

Bernal used the grant to study the use of classical conditioning on autistic children.

DSM II was published

1968

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

1968

Bernal as an Assistant Professor

1969

Bernal first teaching position (University of Arizona at Tucson)

National Hispanic Psychology Association

1970 - Present

The DSM-III is published

1980

Nintendo

1986

Introduces its line of video games into the American Market

DSM IV published

1994

Military’s psychopharmacology program

1995

First Psychologists prescribe medication through the U.S. military’s psychopharmacology program

Bernal received APA Award

2001

Bernal received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest Award

Martha Bernal Death

2001