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American Psychological Association (APA)

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Locations
American Psychological Association (APA)
750 First Street NE
Washington, WA 20002-4242
United States
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Phone
800-374-2721 or (202) 336-5500
Website
http://www.apa.org/



Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

Mission:
The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

Vision:
The American Psychological Association aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science, serving as:

  • A uniting force for the discipline
  • The major catalyst for the stimulation, growth and dissemination of psychological science and practice
  • The primary resource for all psychologists
  • The premier innovator in the education, development, and training of psychological scientists, practitioners and educators
  • The leading advocate for psychological knowledge and practice informing policy makers and the public to improve public policy and daily living
  • A principal leader and global partner promoting psychological knowledge and methods to facilitate the resolution of personal, societal and global challenges in diverse, multicultural and international contexts
  • An effective champion of the application of psychology to promote human rights, health, well being and dignity

Organizational Purposes:
APA seeks to advance psychology as a science, a profession, and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare. We do this by:

  • Encouraging the development and application of psychology in the broadest manner
  • Promoting research in psychology, the improvement of research methods and conditions, and the application of research findings
  • Improving the qualifications and usefulness of psychologists by establishing high standards of ethics, conduct, education, and achievement
  • Increasing and disseminating psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications

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