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Volume 1, Issue1October 1988

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    The fledgling American Psychological Society — not quite a month old as this is being written — is off to an auspicious start. Beginning with a nucleus of loyal ASAP members and swelled by several hundred other individuals who joined the Society during the APA Convention in Atlanta and immediately thereafter, the membership continues to grow at a rate that makes our aspiration of having several thousand members by the end of the fall a realistic goal. The substantial number of APA Divisions and other psychological organizations that have chosen to become affiliates of APS is also highly gratifying. Plans for the first year of APS are proceeding apace. As described elsewhere in this issue, arrangements are well underway for a convention to be held next June 9-11 in Washington, D.C., and discussions are being held with publishers about producing the Society's journal, Psychological Science. These and other activities and organizational issues will be topics at a meeting of the Society's officers and Steering Committee to be held at the end of September.