2013-2014 President

Lynn CollinsLynn H. Collins, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology at La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes. During her presidential year, Collins plans to form a task force to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the psychology of girls and women to better educate the public about important women's issues. She also hopes to increase representation of eminent women psychologists on Wikipedia as well as increase the number of women editors who contribute to Wikipedia. Collins supports the development of more internationally aware perspectives on the psychology of women through division programming and task forces, as well as facilitating discourse related to this issue.

FemPop Blog

Sponsored by the Society for the Psychology of Women, this blog uses a feminist framework to examine, critique and respond to the popular attitudes, images, music and other media that affect the psychological development of girls and women.


Join the Division 35 conversation at APACommunities.org APACommunities.org is a members-only social networking tool and collaborative work area that provides division members a place to interact with one another, discuss topics of interest, work collectively on documents housed in a central repository and access the division's newsletter, The Feminist Psychologist. The site is open to all current division and section members. Simply log on with your MyAPA username and password.

Why Join?

The Society for the Psychology of Women was established in 1973 as Division 35 of the APA. The society is devoted to providing an organizational base for all feminists, women and men of all national origins who are interested in teaching, research or practice in the psychology of women. Our purpose is to promote feminist scholarship and practice, and to advocate action toward public policies that advance equality and social justice. We are a voice of feminist issues within organized psychology.

Division 35 is launching afree membership campaign. New members join free. (Existing members can renew by using the form on the membership page.)

It is not necessary to be a psychologist or a member of APA to join the society. All members receive the Psychology of Women Quarterly journal and the Psychology of Women Newsletter. Check out our "help wanted" section to learn about current position openings and volunteer opportunities to help the division. Once you become a member there are many ways to get involved in the society.