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Student Benefits

Get a head start on your career in psychological science as a Member of APS.

Student Membership Options

Graduate Student Affiliate and Undergraduate Student Affiliate membership is open to anyone enrolled in a psychology degree program (or a related field) at an accredited institution.

  • Graduate Student Affiliate ($84) – 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 ($41) – 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.

Student Affiliates receive the same benefits as regular members, including:

Access to the Latest Research

APS publications are among the leading resources for information in the field. Members receive annual online and print* subscriptions (including online archives) to:

*Undergraduates receive online-only journal access 

A Meeting of the Minds

The APS Annual Convention brings together more than 4,000 scientists from across the globe and from disciplines spanning the full spectrum of psychological science. The biennial International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) connects you with more than 2,500 of your colleagues and future collaborators from psychological science, neuroscience, genetics, sociology, economics, anthropology, linguistics, and related fields. And APS Members receive a discount on registration rates for both. Network, present your research, and meet peers and distinguished researchers from around the globe at the  APS Annual Convention and ICPS.

APS Annual Convention Logo

31st APS Annual Convention
May 23–26, 2019
Washington, DC USA
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

 

ICPS 2019 logoInternational Convention of Psychological Science
7–9 March 2019
Paris, France
Palais des Congrès de Paris

APS Student Caucus (APSSC)

The APSSC is a great way for students to be actively involved in the advancement of psychological science. This self-governed body presents student-oriented programming at the Annual Convention, sponsors student grants and awards, runs a Mentorship Program, and more. More >>

Award and Grant Opportunities

The APS Student Caucus offers several competitive awards to APS Student Affiliates, including:

Public Understanding and Advocacy

At APS, science isn’t just a special interest—it’s the only interest. APS is the premiere international organization solely dedicated to the advancement of psychological science, and works diligently to increase support for psychological research and to promote the use of science-based psychology in the development of public policy. Furthermore, APS broadens public understanding of our science by ensuring wide and accurate daily coverage in major news outlets including Scientific American, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal among others.

Mentorship Opportunities

Explore mentorship opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students through the APS Mentorship Program for Undergraduates, the APS/SSCP Psychological Science Career Mentorship Match, and the National Research Mentoring Network.

Awards and Honors

Each year, APS honors the accomplishments of Members who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of psychological science. Previous Recipients and Award Information

And More …

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. APS Members also receive:

Still Have Questions?

Contact the APS Membership Team at member@psychologicalscience.org or by telephone at +1 202.293.9300.