Division 20 Email List

The Division 20 email list has global distribution, is publically archived, and is indexed in every major international search service. Please do not post confidential or secure information such as telephone numbers, email or home addresses, or other information you do not wish the whole world to be able to access indefinitely.

Subscribing and Unsubscribing

Posting to the Email List

To post a message to the list, send an email to DIV20@lists.apa.org. Please use one of pre-defined headers in your subject line followed by a specific title (e.g., JOBS: University of Erewhon). Members’ posts will be automatically distributed. Non-members’ posts will be moderated, and may or may not be approved. See posting policies for guidance.

Pre-defined headers:

  • JOBS
  • INFO

Frequently Asked Questions

Who moderates the email list?

The email list moderater is Joan Montepare, PhD.

Why is the email list moderated?

The email list typically receives 10-20 attempted SPAM postings daily. A moderater ensures that a human being reviews and eliminates as much SPAM messages as possible.

What is the history of this email list?

View a brief history of the email list and its' lineage of moderators.

I want to post a question/request for help (e.g., searching for a reference or a test or a consultant). May I do this?

As a matter of general principle, no requests for information (e.g., finding a difficult reference, finding an out-of-print book or measure, etc.) will be posted. The email list is construed more as a dynamic online "newsletter" than as a discussion group. Email list members have asked us to minimize general requests for information as a way of mitigating list traffic.

How may book publishers/editors/authors inform the Division about their books?

Postings from for-profit entities are generally not accepted; this includes book publishers. However, the division recognizes the importance of sharing timely information about new publications by and for members.

May I endorse candidates for offices within APA?

Endorsement of APA candidates is disseminated as follows. (A) The Executive Committee requests information from candidates using a standardized questionnaire. (B) All responses received are posted on the Division 20 website, announced via the email list, and published in the divisional newsletter. The Executive Committee may choose to endorse or rank candidates. Executive committee endorsements will be disseminated via the email list. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, in a given APA election cycle, single "private member" endorsements of APA candidates are also permitted. When permitted, the "comment window" is publically announced, and will typically have a brief, fixed duration (typically two weeks).

May I endorse political candidates outside of APA?

Endorsement of political candidates outside of APA via the email list is not permitted. 

Should I be worried that SPAMbots will capture my email address via the email list?

The risk of email address capture is always present. We currently use two spam mitigation measures. First, our email list archives email list archives conceal the addresses of posters. Second, our publically available list of email list member email addresses uses graphical coding of the "@" symbol, which reduces the effectiveness of address-harvesting bots.

Can I "hide" my email list postings from web archiving?

All postings to the email list are publically archived, and linked to the division webpage. A "digest" option for the email list (e.g., where emails are bundled and sent once a week) is not available, but persons who opt out of the email list may view postings on the web page. All postings are public, and are not restricted to members.

Can non-members of Division 20 join the email list?

Non-members of the division (as well as regular members, fellows, retired members, students, etc.) may subscribe to the email list. The division construes this open-access policy to the email list and its contents as (a) a recruitment tool to inform people about the division, and (b) consistent with the policy of "giving Psychology away".