Divisions of the American Psychological Association

June 14, 2017


Section 3 The American

The American Psychological Association offers 54 active divisions, based upon popular areas of expertise within psychology. These divisions are:

  1. Society for General Psychology. This was the first division formed by the APA, in 1945, and it is concerned with issues across the subdisciplines of psychology.
  2. Society for the Teaching of Psychology. This division provides free teaching material for students and teachers of psychology and bestows many awards.
  3. Experimental Psychology
  4. Currently vacant. Initially the Psychometric Society, which decided against becoming an APA division
  5. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (previously named Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics)
  6. Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology
  7. Developmental Psychology
  8. Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
  9. Currently vacant. Initially Abnormal Psychology and Psychotherapy, joined division 12 in 1946
  10. Society of Clinical Psychology. This division was established in 1948 with 482 members. In 1962 it created clinical child psychology as its first section.
  11. Educational Psychology
  12. School Psychology. This division was originally formed as the Division of School Psychologists in 1945 and renamed in 1969.
  13. Society of Counseling Psychology
  14. Psychologists in Public Service
  15. Society for Military Psychology
  16. Adult Development and Aging
  17. Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology
  18. Rehabilitation Psychology
  19. Society for Consumer Psychology
  20. Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
  21. Behavior Analysis
  22. Society for the History of Psychology
  23. Society for Community Research and Action: Division of Community Psychology
  24. Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
  25. Psychotherapy
  26. Society of Psychological Hypnosis
  27. State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs
  28. Society for Humanistic Psychology
  29. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  30. Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology
  31. Society for the Psychology of Women
  32. Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
  33. Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
  34. Health Psychology
  35. Psychoanalysis
  36. Psychologists in Independent Practice
  37. Society for Family Psychology
  38. Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
  39. Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
  40. Media Psychology
  41. Exercise and Sport Psychology
  42. Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division
  43. Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy
  44. Society of Addiction Psychology
  45. Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity
  46. International Psychology
  47. Society of Pediatric Psychology
  48. American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy

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