Social Psychology Network

Maintained by Scott Plous, Wesleyan University

Psychology Organizations and Conferences

     This page contains links to a variety of psychology organizations. If you are a student, you might consider joining some of these organizations as a way of building your résumé and learning more about topics of interest. Many groups will offer a discounted membership to you as a "student affiliate," and in most cases you'll begin receiving psychology journals, newsletters, conference materials, and other mailings.

The directory below focuses mainly on social psychology and a few large general psychology organizations. For other groups, please see:

Directory of Organizations
Name of Organization Description Membership Information
American Psychological Association
[List of Divisions]
Has roughly 150,000 members and 50 divisions with a wide variety of specialties. The next APA Convention will take place in Toronto, Canada, on August 6-9 of 2015. Membership Information
American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Has membership of more than 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students in psychology. Offers activities at the annual APA Convention (next in Toronto, Canada, on August 6-9 of 2015). Membership Information
Association for Psychological Science Has over 20,000 members and is the largest general psychology organization focusing mainly on research. The next APS Convention will take place in New York City on May 21-24 of 2015. Membership Information
Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus A national student network with more than 4,000 members and 50 chapters (also see RiSE-UP, formerly the Ethnic Minority Concerns Committee of APSSC). Membership Information
Association for Research in Personality Has over 400 members and publishes the Journal of Research in Personality. The next biennial ARP conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 11-14 of 2015. Membership Information
Asian Association of Social Psychology Has roughly 400 members and publishes the Asian Journal of Social Psychology. The last AASP Biennial Conference was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on August 20-23 of 2013. Membership Information
Association of Black Psychologists Has more than 1,400 members and is devoted to advancing the profession of Black Psychology, promoting social change, and assisting Black communities and other ethnic groups. Membership Information
British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section An educational and professional organization founded in 1953. The last BPS Social Psychology Annual Conference was held in Canterbury, England, on September 9-11 of 2014 (details). Membership Information
Canadian Psychological Association Social and Personality Section Has roughly 85 social and personality psychologists and maintains an electronic discussion list that members can join. Membership Information
European Association of Social Psychology Has more than 1,000 members and convenes a General Meeting every three years. The last General Meeting was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on July 9-12 of 2014. Membership Information
Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences A coalition dedicated to science advocacy, education, and communication. Members include the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Membership Information
Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy Division 49 of the American Psychological Association. Has roughly 1,000 members and is open to both APA and non-APA members. Membership Information
International Association of Applied Psychology Has more than 2,000 members in more than 90 countries. The next International Congress of Applied Psychology will be held in Montreal, Canada, on June 23-30 of 2018. Membership Information
International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Has more than 800 members in 65 countries. The next International Congress of IACCP will be held in Nagoya, Japan, July 31-August 3 of 2016. Membership Information
International Association for Relationship Research Has more than 600 members from around the world. The next biennual International Conference on Personal Relationships will be held in Toronto, Ontario on July 20-24 of 2016. Membership Information
International Council of Psychologists Dedicated to promoting world peace, human rights, and collaboration among mental health professionals and social scientists. The last ICP Conference was held in Paris, France, on July 13-15 of 2014. Membership Information
International Psychology: APA Division 52 Has over 1,000 members from around the world, including APA and non-APA members, and publishes the journal International Perspectives in Psychology. Membership Information
International Social Cognition Network Promotes social cognition research through its journal, Social Cognition, and by hosting preconferences at the meetings of SPSP, SESP, and EASP. Membership Information
International Society for Research on Aggression An interdisciplinary organization with roughly 250 members from over two dozen countries. The 22nd World Meeting will be held in Sydney, Australia, on July 18-22 of 2016. Membership Information
International Society for Self and Identity Has more than 600 members from five continents. ISSI hosts preconferences on Self and Identity at the annual meetings of SESP and SPSP. Membership Information
International Society of Political Psychology An interdisciplinary organization with more than 1,000 members worldwide. The next Annual Meeting of ISPP will be held in San Diego, California, on July 3-6 of 2015. Membership Information
Psi Chi An international honor society in psychology with over 1,000 chapters. Psi Chi offers a variety of awards and grants for students, faculty members, and local chapters. Membership Information
Society for Community Research and Action An an international organization devoted to advancing theory, research, and social action. The next SCRA biennial conference will be held in Lowell, Massachusetts, on June 25-28 of 2015. Membership Information
Society for General Psychology Founded in 1945 as the first division of the American Psychological Association. Promotes unity and coherence across psychology subdisciplines and publishes Review of General Psychology. Membership Information
Society for Judgment and Decision Making An interdisciplinary organization focusing on many different aspects of judgment and decision making. The next SJDM annual meeting will be held in Long Beach, California, on November 22-25 of 2014. Membership Information
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Has more than 5,000 members and publishes PSPB and PSPR. The next annual SPSP Conference will be held in Long Beach, California, on February 26-28 of 2015. Membership Information
Society for Social Neuroscience Has over 1,300 members from more than 40 countries on 6 continents. Organizes general meetings and co-sponsors symposia and conferences. Membership is free. Membership Information
Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues Has over 1,000 members. Publishes a peer-reviewed official quarterly journal, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and an online blog-style newsletter. Membership Information
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Has over 2,500 members and focuses on topics of societal concern. The next SPSSI Biennial Convention will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 24-26 of 2016. Membership Information
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality A multidisciplinary professional society with more than 1,000 members. The next SSSS Annual Meeting will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, on November 6-9 of 2014. Membership Information
Society for the Study of Motivation An international interdisciplinary organization of researchers who study motivation. The next SSM Annual Meeting will be held in New York City on May 21 of 2015. Membership Information
Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence Dedicated to the development and application of psychological knowledge in the pursuit of peace. Publishes Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology. Membership Information
Society for the Teaching of Psychology Has more than 2,000 members and publishes Teaching of Psychology. STP also maintains an Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology and sponsors APA and APS programs. Membership Information
Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Network of social psychologists in Australia and New Zealand. The next SASP Conference will take place in Newcastle, Australia, on April 9-11 of 2015. Membership Information
Society of Experimental Social Psychology Has more than 900 members and publishes the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The next SESP Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, on September 24-26 of 2015. Membership Information



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