Professional Associations

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. APA works to advance psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of promoting human welfare. APA helps by providing the leadership, information, and initiatives needed to keep the field of psychology strong and growing. By becoming a part of APA, you'll help further APA's work in the areas of science, practice, education, and public interest. You'll enjoy discounts on a wide range of products and consumer goods and services. APA provides services to its members through career resources financial services, advocacy programs, and more. Students can join for as little as $25. ~APA © PsycNET 2001


Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA)

MPA is one of the largest psychological associations in the world. Members hold positions in universities, colleges, hospitals, clinics, school systems, business and industry, government and private practice. They teach, conduct research in laboratory, field, and industrial settings, do diagnosis, therapy, and counseling, and serve as administrators and consultants. Their interests vary from the physiology of vision to social stereotyping, from political psychology to medical psychology, from organizational behavior to children's language development, from memory to depression, from sex roles to drug addiction. The primary function of the Midwestern Psychological Association is to conduct an annual meeting at which scientific papers and symposia may be presented. ~MPA



American Psychological Society (APS)

The American Psychological Society represents the interests of academic, applied, and science-oriented psychology and psychologists. The formation of APS originated from the Assembly for Scientific and Applied Psychology (ASAP), a group that attempted to reform the American Psychological Association (APA) to give the scientists greater representation and autonomy. APS prides itself on its strong, committed leadership and minimal bureaucracy. It publishes two bimonthly journals, Psychological Science and Current Directions in Psychological Science, and produces a monthly newsletter. The APS holds annual conventions. The goal is to apply the knowledge gained from scientific psychology to address such social ills as illiteracy, substance abuse, violence, as well as mental and physical health.
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