Be a voice of feminist issues within organized psychology. Membership connects you to feminists of all national origins who advance teaching, research and practice in the psychology of women, promote feminist scholarship and advocate public policy action for equality and social justice.
New membership is free.
Current members may renew online.
Opportunities for Involvement
Explore other opportunities within Div. 35, including becoming or finding a mentor, engaging with feminist issues on your campus or serving in a division leadership role. The division especially seeks to foster the experience and leadership potential of students and early career psychologists by cultivating networking opportunities as well as other events and activities for them to showcase their research, hone their skills and develop their careers. Our members span all career levels, whether they are just beginning or are seasoned professionals, but all are passionate about a range of issues related to the psychology of women and girls.
History, Mission and Goals
Discover more about Div. 35's history and mission, including the many vital contributions of women in psychology, resources for networking with researchers and practitioners and the division's vision for prioritizing equality and social justice within organized psychology. Our division also offers a wealth of information about the research and accomplishments of past division presidents and feminist leaders, who can serve as models for achievements in the field and as examples of career paths and opportunities, as well as give guidance to the upcoming generation of feminist psychologists. We hope you will explore these resources.
Areas of Interest
Div. 35 members are actively involved in many, diverse areas of interest within the psychology of women, whether in their teaching, research, practice, advocacy or other activities.
Div. 35's sections take an intersectional approach to the psychology of women by focusing on communities centered around concerns and interests related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender diversity. Sections have their own dues and sponsor their own activities. Membership is open to anyone.
Hello, I am Kathryn, a social psychologist and professor at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in San Antonio, Texas. I learned about feminist consciousness and advocacy from my feminist historian mom and from many mentors within Division 35. Being raised in New Orleans inculcated in me both the joy of living in a diverse southern city and the horrific impact of systemic discrimination. As a cisgender white woman, I am committed to a life-long process of identifying and actively challenging discriminatory beliefs and actions, beginning with my own implicit biases. Working with visionary Division 35 leaders for the past 18 years has provided me a foundation and community for engaging in critical conversations that push feminist psychology and ourselves toward needed reconceptualization of how we interact, live and work in more liberatory and equitable ways.
Div. 35 Publications
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Psychology of Women Quarterly (PWQ), is a feminist, scientific, peer-reviewed publication focused on empirical research, critical reviews and theoretical articles that advance a field of inquiry, teaching briefs and invited book reviews related to the psychology of women and gender as well as feminist psychology.