Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Recognizing the Historical and Contemporary Contributions and Leadership of Hispanic/Latinx Psychologists
As we begin Hispanic Heritage month, it is an opportunity for us to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of Hispanics and Latino Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean.1 The recognition of Hispanic heritage began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage week during the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.2
As President of the Eastern Psychological Association this month, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize some of the historical and contemporary contributions of Hispanic and Latino psychologists whose research, scholarship, practice, and leadership helped to change the field. Click here discover these roots.
Roseanne L. Flores