Frequently Asked Questions

What is APS’s mission?

APS seeks to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.

When was APS founded?

APS was founded on August 12, 1988 by a group of scientifically oriented psychologists interested in advancing scientific psychology and its representation as a science at the national level.

How many members does APS have?

APS has over 25,000 members and includes the leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators.

What member category is right for me?

Member ($209) APS membership applicants must possess a doctoral degree in psychology (or related field) from an accredited institution or be able to show evidence of sustained contributions to scientific psychology.

Lifetime Member ($5,000) Applicants who qualify as Members may elect to pay a one-time dues fee for lifetime membership in APS.

Retired ($118) Members who are retired or over 65 may join/renew as Retired members.

Postdoc ($118) Members who have earned their PhD and are currently engaged in postdoctoral research are eligible for this reduced rate membership.

First-Year PhD ($118) This early-career discount is for members who are joining or renewing within one year of earning their PhD. This discount category may only be used for one membership year.

Member – Spouse Rate ($101) This membership option is open to those who would otherwise be enrolled as a Member, but have a spouse who is also a current dues-paying APS Member. To qualify for this discount, one’s spouse must be enrolled as either a Member or Retired (with journals only) member. Spouse Rate members do not receive print copies of APS journals, but do receive the Observer and have online access to APS journals.

Graduate Student Affiliate ($78) Applicant has received a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and is (or expects to be) enrolled as a full-time student pursuing an advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in psychology or any related field at an accredited degree-granting institution.

Undergraduate Student Affiliate ($38) To qualify, the applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology or any related field at an accredited degree-granting institution. Candidates who join/renew upon completion of their Bachelor’s degree program must join as Graduate Student Affiliates.

How do I become a member?

Join APS

Where will the next APS Annual Conventions take place?

Convention Dates Location
26th Annual Convention May 22-25, 2014 Hilton San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
27th Annual Convention May 21-24, 2015 New York Marriott Marquis (New York, NY, USA)
28th Annual Convention May 26-29, 2016 Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (Chicago, IL, USA)

 

Where have Annual Conventions taken place?

Convention Dates Location
25th Annual Convention May 23-26, 2013 Washington Marriott Wardman Park (Washington, DC)
24th Annual Convention May 24-27, 2012 Chicago, IL
23rd Annual Convention May 26-29, 2011 Washington, DC
22nd Annual Convention May 27-30, 2010 Boston, MA
21st Annual Convention May 22-25, 2009 San Francisco, CA
20th Annual Convention May 22-25, 2008 Chicago, IL
19th Annual Convention May 24-27, 2007 Washington, DC
18th Annual Convention May 25-28, 2006 New York, NY
17th Annual Convention May 26-29, 2005 Los Angeles, CA
16th Annual Convention May 27-30, 2004 Chicago, IL
15th Annual Convention May 29-June 1, 2003 Atlanta, GA
14th Annual Convention June 6-9, 2002 New Orleans, LA
13th Annual Convention June 14-17, 2001 Toronto, ON
12th Annual Convention June 8-11, 2000 Miami Beach, FL
11th Annual Convention June 3-6, 1999 Denver, CO
10th Annual Convention May 21-24, 1998 Washington, DC
9th Annual Convention May 23-26, 1997 Washington, DC
8th Annual Convention June 29-July 2, 1996 San Francisco, CA
7th Annual Convention June 29-July 2, 1995 New York, NY
6th Annual Convention June 30-July 3, 1994 Washington, DC
5th Annual Convention June 25-28, 1993 Chicago, IL
4th Annual Convention June 20-22, 1992 San Diego, CA
3rd Annual Convention June 13-16, 1991 Washington, DC
2nd Annual Convention June 10-12, 1990 Dallas, TX
1st Convention June 10-12, 1989 Alexandria, VA