Membership and Nominations

Congratulations new fellows

The fellows committee of Div. 1 is proud to announce that eight psychologists were elected as fellows of the division, based on their outstanding and unusual contributions to general psychology.

By Richard Velayo, PhD

The fellows committee of the Society for General Psychology (APA Div. 1) is proud to announce that eight psychologists were elected as fellows of the division, based on their “outstanding and unusual” contributions to general psychology. All of them are current APA fellows. According to APA, “Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. Fellow status requires that a person's work has had a national impact on the field of psychology beyond a local, state or regional level. A high level of competence or steady and continuing contribution are not sufficient to warrant fellow status. National impact must be demonstrated." 

  • Jerome Bruner, PhD
  • Mindy J. Erchull, PhD
  • Harris L. Friedman, PhD, ABPP
  • Kurt F. Geisinger, PhD
  • Verlin B. Hinsz, PhD
  • Maureen C. McHugh, PhD
  • Charlotte J. Patterson, PhD
  • Senel Poyrazli, PhD

Congratulations and best wishes to our new fellows.

I also wish to mention that it has been an honor and a pleasure for having served as the division’s fellows chair for the past three years. I am pleased to announce that an outstandingly competent colleague in our division, Mindy Erchull, is our new incoming Div. 1 fellows chair.

My sincerest thanks to Florence Denmark, Janet Sigal and Harold Takooshian who served as members of the committee this past year.

For those who may be interested in applying for fellow status in Div. 1, please contact Mindy Erchull, PhD, by email. Criteria for qualifications as Div. 1 fellow may be found online.