About American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association American Psychological Association The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Our Work Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. We do this by: Encouraging the development and application of psychology in the broadest manner.Promoting research in psychology, the improvement of research methods and conditions and the application of research findings.Improving the qualifications and usefulness of psychologists by establishing high standards of ethics, conduct, education and achievement.Increasing and disseminating psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions and publications. Become an APA member Strategic Plan APA aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science. The core values that guide our mission include pursuit of excellence, knowledge, diversity and ethical action. Our strategic plan goals are to maximize the association's organizational effectiveness, expand psychology's role in advancing health and increase recognition of psychology as a science.
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