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 26,000 members and includes the leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators.
What member category is right for me?
Member 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 Applicants who qualify as Members may elect to pay a one-time dues fee for lifetime membership in APS.
Retired Members who are retired or over 65 may join/renew as Retired members.
Postdoc Members who have earned their PhD and are currently engaged in postdoctoral research are eligible for this reduced rate membership.
First-Year PhD 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 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 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 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?
Where will the next APS Annual Conventions take place?
|28th Annual Convention||May 26-29, 2016||Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (Chicago, IL, USA)|
|29th Annual Convention||May 25-28, 2017||Sheraton Boston Hotel (Boston, MA, USA)|
|30th Annual Convention||May 24-27, 2018||Hilton San Francisco Union Square (San Francisco, CA, USA)|
Where have Annual Conventions taken place?
|27th Annual Convention||May 21-24, 2015||New York, NY|
|26th Annual Convention||May 22-25, 2014||San Francisco, CA|
|25th Annual Convention||May 23-26, 2013||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|