Membership Information

Div. 6 currently has four membership categories:

Fellow

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:

  1. Have five years of experience in behavioral neuroscience or comparative psychology subsequent to a doctor's degree.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Div. 6 provides additional information about the process for becoming a fellow, including important deadlines, in its Call for Fellow Nominations (PDF, 110KB).

Member

Members shall be persons who:

  1. Are members in the APA.

  2. Have an interest within the field of behavioral neuroscience or comparative psychology.

  3. Have been approved by the Membership and Growth Committee.

Members are accepted by the APA on a monthly basis.

Affiliate

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 Affiliate

Student affiliates shall be persons who:

  1. Are current graduate or undergraduate students with an expressed interest in behavioral neuroscience or comparative psychology.

  2. Are sponsored by a fellow or member of Div. 6.

  3. Are approved by the Membership and Growth Committee.