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Membership is open to all APA members who are interested in adult development and aging, including psychologists who provide services to older adults, conduct research on adult development and aging, or interested in learning more about or teaching life span development and aging.


Communicate quickly and share information with representatives in academia, private practice, and governmental service through the division's online network of aging-field psychologists.

Enjoy opportunities for social and professional interactions with members.

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Division members regularly serve on the APA Committee on Aging, testifying before congressional committees (e.g., funding for research on aging), and are active in training and professional issues, such as through the division's Special Interest Groups.


Division representatives regularly engage with funding agencies (e.g., National Institute on Aging) and facilitate dialogue between those agencies and psychologists conducting scientific research.

The division works with the APA Science Directorate and offers diverse convention programming.


Div. 20 offers annual awards, including the Baltes Distinguished Research Award, M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology, Mentorship Awards in Aging, among others. In addition, each year applications are sought for Fellow status in the division. Students and early career awards are also available, including APA convention travel awards, the Doctoral Dissertation in the Psychology of Aging, and the Springer Early Career Achievement Award. 

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Membership Committee Co-Chairs:

Abigail Nehrkorn-Bailey (2021-2023)
Colorado State University
1570 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1570
Phone: (314) 255-9636

Charissa Hosseini (2020-2022)
Martinez Outpatient Clinic-VA Northern California Health Care System
150 Muir Rd
Martinez, CA 94553

Date created: 2012
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