Div. 6 currently has the following four categories:
Fellows of the division shall be persons who have been elected fellows by the American Psychological Association (APA) and who in addition satisfy the following requirements:
Have five years of experience in behavioral neuroscience or comparative psychology subsequent to a doctor's degree
Have publications of significant contributions in the field of behavioral neuroscience or comparative psychology in addition to research carried out for the doctor's degree
Are actively engaged in research
The election of fellows to the division shall be upon nomination from the Fellowship Nomination Committee to the Executive Committee, who then approves each nomination at the annual Executive Committee meeting and submits the nominations to the membership at the annual Business Meeting. Fellows must be elected by a majority vote of the fellows and members attending the annual Business Meeting.
Members shall be persons who:
Are members in the APA
Have an interest within the field of behavioral neuroscience or comparative psychology
Have been approved by the Membership and Growth Committee
Members are accepted by the APA on a monthly basis.
Affiliates shall be persons who are not members of the APA but whose qualifications otherwise are at least equivalent to those required for member status in the Division. Affiliates are approved by the Membership and Growth Committee.
Student affiliates shall be persons who:
Are current graduate or undergraduate students with an expressed interest in behavioral neuroscience or comparative psychology
Are sponsored by a fellow or member of Div. 6
Are approved by the Membership and Growth Committee
Fellows and members of APA may request membership in Div. 6 either by informing APA directly or downloading the application form and submitting it to the chair of the Membership and Growth Committee of Div. 6.
To request membership as an affiliate or student affiliate in Div. 6, download the application form (PDF, 178KB) and submit it to the chair of the Membership and Growth Committee of Div. 6. Graduate students will need to supply expected date of PhD and the name and email address of their faculty advisor (if different from the sponsor). Undergraduate students will need to supply expected date of degree, the name and email address of a faculty advisor (if different from sponsor), and a copy of their undergraduate transcript.
To join or for any membership questions, please contact David A. Washburn.