Psychology: Professional Organizations Serving Students and Faculty
Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society:
The Psi Chi site has great information about the national organization and chapters (see Bloomsburg Chapter information) and information of interest to students. You do not need to be in Psi Chi to access their site. The employment and graduate school information is particularly helpful.
Professional Psychology Organizations
ACM SIGCHI Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction:
ACM SIGCHI embraces work on the hardware and software engineering of interactive systems, the structure of communication between human and machine, characterization of the use and contexts of use for interactive systems, methodology of design, and new designs themselves.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:
AACAP assists parents and families in understanding developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents.
American Association for the Advancement of Science:
This organization has been promoting science for over 150 years. Although it is not specifically focused on psychology, it is a great site to find current news as well as explore careers in scientific fields. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is a nonprofit professional society dedicated to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence across all disciplines, and to the public's understanding of science and technology. AAAS is among the oldest societies in America, having been founded in Philadelphia in 1848. Many of today's most prestigious and influential scientific societies have their historical origins in AAAS.
American Neurological Association:
The American Neurological Association is a professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology; to training and educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences; and to expanding both our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and our ability to treat them.
The American Psychiatric Association:
The APA is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders.
American Psychological Association:
APA is one of the primary organizations for psychologist and students. You will find information for professionals, students, and information for the general public The main web cite tells you about the organization and their activities. There are cites for the public and students where you can access information about parenting, healthcare, depression and other psychologically related topics. Students can access information about career planning education programs college summer programs and funding sources.
American Society on Aging:
We bring together researchers, practitioners, educators, business people and policy makers concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging. ASA is founded on the premise that the complexity of aging in our society can only be addressed as a multidisciplinary whole.
Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP):
"...committed to exploring and furthering the evolution of the human spirit." "...focused on spirituality, environmentalism, community activism, health, psychology, or relationships..."
Association for Psychological Science :
The APS mission is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, and the improvement of human welfare. Founded in 1988, APS is the nation's leading society dedicated solely to scientific psychology. APS's mission is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, and the improvement of human welfare. Almost 16,000 strong, APS's membership includes the nation's foremost psychological scientists and academics. Members cover the entire spectrum of basic and applied psychological science.
Behavior Genetics Association:
The purpose of the Behavior Genetics Association is to promote scientific study of the interrelationship of genetic mechanisms and behavior, both human and animal; to encourage and aid the education and training of research workers in the field of behavior genetics; and to aid in the dissemination and interpretation to the general public of knowledge concerning the interrelationship of genetics and behavior, and its implications for health and human development and education.
Cognitive Science Society:
The Cognitive Science Society, Inc. brings together researchers from many fields who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind. The Society promotes scientific interchange among researchers in disciplines comprising the field of Cognitive Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education.
Cognitive Neuroscience Society:
The Cognitive Neuroscience Society is committed to the development of mind and brain research aimed at investigating the psychological, computational, and neuroscientific bases of perception and cognition. Since its founding in 1994, the Society has been dedicated to bringing its 1000 worldwide members the latest research and dialogues, so that thoughtful analysis can take place within both public and professional circles.
Gerontological Society of America:
The Mission of the Gerontological Society of America is: To promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging by expanding the quantity of and improving the quality of gerontological research, and by increasing its funding resources; and to disseminate gerontological research knowledge to researchers, to practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers.
The Human Factor and Ergonomic Society:
The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.
The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology:
The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) was founded in 1972 and has a membership of over 800 persons in more than 65 countries. The aims of the Association are to facilitate communication among persons interested in a diverse range of issues involving the intersection of culture and psychology.
International Society for Ecological Psychology:
The International Society for Ecological Psychology is a scholarly organization for researchers and practitioners in the natural, social, and applied sciences, the humanities, the fine arts, and many subdisciplines of psychology. It is founded on the premise that the principles of psychology are not autonomous, but will be developed best as part of the natural world. Material conditions are looked to as source and support for human and animal achievements rather than as prisons of the soul.
Jean Piaget Society: Society for the Study of Knowledge and Development:
The Jean Piaget Society, established in 1970, has an international, interdisciplinary membership of scholars, teachers and researchers interested in exploring the nature of the developmental construction of human knowledge. The Society was named in honor of the Swiss developmentalist, Jean Piaget, who made major theoretical and empirical contributions to our understanding of the origins and evolution of knowledge.
Hanover College Psychology Department: General Web Resources:
A site that lists psychological tutorials, online journals, psychological societies, psychology related software, and a list of other sites with psychology links.
History & Philosophy of Psychology: Web Resources:
Contains information on on-line books and journals, professional societies and university programs, and archives of information.
Industrial-Organizational Psychology Resource Center:
A long list of links to various pages dealing with industrial and organizational psychology.
National Association of School Psychologists:
The mission of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is to: promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning. This is accomplished through state-of-the-art research and training, advocacy, ongoing program evaluation, and caring professional service.
The Psychology of Religion:
This is a general introduction to the psychology of religion, for example, as it is studied by scientists in Division 36 of the American Psychological Association. Here you will find a description of what psychologists have learned about how religion influences people's lives.
Includes psychology links sorted by topic, articles on sports psychology, psychology of religion, journals and psychology departments on the Web, and APA style resources.
Psychology of the Workplace:
A list of links on such topics as stress, surviving on the job, communications skills, and problem solving.
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP):
SIOP home page with plenty of links to Internet resources.
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology:
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) was founded in 1974 as Division 8 of the American Psychological Association. Today, SPSP includes both APA members and nonmembers in a wide array of subfields.
The Society for Prevention Research:
The SPR is a professional organization focused upon the advancement of science-based prevention programs and policies through empirical research. The membership of the organization comprises scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policy makers who are concerned with problems, issues, and challenges pertaining to the prevention of public health and social problems such as drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and abuse; psychiatric disorders, other mental health problems and related comorbidities; suicide; HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases; delinquency, crime, and violence; child abuse; marital and couple distress; adolescent pregnancy; school and work participation and performance; and physical illness and injury.
Society for Research in Adult Development:
SRAD includes people from all disciplines who are interested in positive adult development. Positive adult development refers to development starting in late adolescence and continuing through life. The focus is on expanded capabilities and changes that improve the quality of life. Society members include those whose work is applied as well as academic writers and researchers. And they extend an invitation to those interested in adult development at work, in school, in families, and in communities as well as those whose primary focus is the individual. The Society offers practitioners an opportunity to discover the latest ideas in the field and to explore the application of those ideas to everyday problems and challenges.
The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology:
The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology was established as a section of Division 12 (Section III) of the American Psychological Association in 1966. Its purpose is to affirm and continue to promote the integration of the scientist and the practitioner in training, research, and applied endeavors. Its members represent a diversity of interests and theoretical orientations. The common bond of the membership is a commitment to empirical research and the ideal that scientific principles should play a role in training, practice, and establishing public policy for health and mental health concerns.
Stress and Anxiety Research Society:
The Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) is a multidisciplinary, international organization of researchers who share an interest in problems of stress, coping, and anxiety. Its members, from more than 35 countries, meet annually to exchange research findings and clinical applications on a wide range of stress and anxiety related phenomena. STAR conferences provide a unique opportunity to learn, not just about stress and anxiety, but also how psychology is studied and practiced throughout the world. STAR has been exceedingly active in providing an opportunity to share research and clinical findings in an international forum.
The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology:
The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology was founded in 1904. Its purpose is to promote philosophy and psychology in the southern section of the United States by facilitating the exchange of ideas among those engaged in these fields of inquiry, by encouraging investigation, by fostering the educational function of philosophy and psychology, and by improving the academic status of the subjects.