Women have paved the way since the 17th century fighting to gain acceptance in the world of psychology. Many women made their way in despite of the obstacles including sexual discrimination. Despite irrational unconstitutional wrongs, some of the women in the history of psychology have made their way in the international databases, and have brought self-mastery ideas with them.
Some of the women in our history include Lillien Jane Martin. Lillien is one of the world’s well-known female American Psychologists who became exceptionally popular in the “field of gerontology” in which she later opened a clinic in 1929 for the aged. Lillien was a brilliant psychologist; was born in 1851 and by the age of seventy-eight, she was on the mission to study human behaviours. Martin trekked to the foreign countries even in her senior years, (87) journeying through the South American jungles. Her intention was to analyse human behaviours and bring in new ways for people to expand their abilities and skills, as well as work through the psychological disturbances that hold many people back from succeeding. Because she traveled through the foreign countries, she later became part of the Western movement in medicines. Martin made the famous recordings in the history of women in psychology.
Martin analysed the many ways to help people work through self-development. This outstanding woman figure of America journeyed into several sectors with the intent of helping others. Martin in her later years exercised to improve her own strengths and to improve her own self-mastery skills. Since the 18th century, psychologists such as Martin were discovering new ways to help people find their way through self-development despite if these people had mental illnesses or underdeveloped complications.
Martin and her mother with the same dreams worked in unison to raise the funds in order to enrol Martin in college. Martin has initially tried to attend at the University of Cornell. However, the college denied her entry because of the women’s segregation that took place during this time. That segregation was still progressive; yet, Martin took the stand against such inhumane laws and struggled by studying psychology in Germany in which Martin continued to combat sexual discrimination in order to make her way through academics. The laws in the United States of America did not hold Martin back from introducing self-mastery in more ways than holistic, rather also in ways that the world would live to tell.
In 1911, Martin worked as a psychologist teaching at the Stanford University. She became the American role model for all women. Martin became the first woman to take the lead at the department at Stanford University. She acted as the chairperson of the community. After her retirement, at age 65, a mandatory requirement she had adhere to, she became worn out from giving up work and commenced to do some exercises to build her strength and then she taught herself typing so that she could prepare for her imminent future unsuspecting to her and the people at Mt. Zion Hospital. Martin during the early 19th century was the party that founded a mental hygienic clinic, wand her work continued on well into her late eighties.
Lillien Martin is one example of a woman before her time that was still able to achieve so much.