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Psychology: Professional Organizations
This is your guide to finding psychology resources online and in the library.
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 with two primary purposes: to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology.
Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in psychology, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Psi Chi's sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.
"The Western Psychological Association was founded in 1921 for the purpose of stimulating the exchange of scientific and professional ideas and, in so doing to enhance interest in the processes of research and scholarship in the behavioral sciences." Students and professionals are eligible for membership and may attend the annual conference.