Approved March 2015, rev. Feb. 2017.


Div. 1 (The Society for General Psychology) promotes the creation of coherence among psychology's diverse specialties by encouraging members to incorporate multiple perspectives from psychology's sub-disciplines into their research, theory and practice. Div. 1 welcomes membership from students of psychology, academics, researchers, professional practitioners and public interest psychologists.


The goals of Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) are to:

  1. Promote awareness of general psychology as an integrative approach to the field of psychology.
  2. Advocate for connection and coherence among psychology’s diverse specialties.
  3. Provide opportunities for integration of multiple perspectives in education, research, practice and psychology in the public interest.
  4. Recognize excellence in general psychology and in the integration of multiple perspectives.
  5. Provide networking opportunities to support integrative activity for psychological scientists, practitioners, educators, theorists, historians, public policy advocates and students of psychology.
  6. Support the development of the next generation of general psychologists.
  7. Collaborate and cooperate with other APA divisions to develop programs and projects designed to integrate multiple concepts, perspectives and theories.
Date created: March 2015