Applying Psychological Science, Benefiting Society

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Are you a psychologist?

Public Interest offers several opportunities for psychologists to apply for committee membership, apply or nominate colleagues for awards, research funding, fellowships and participate in training programs and conferences.

Interested in advocacy on public policy issues? Please go to the Public Interest Advocacy website to learn more what APA is doing to ensure that psychology benefits society. Join our Federal Advocacy Network to learn about emerging issues and to let your Member of Congress know where you stand on key concerns. Check out our Guide to Advocacy to learn more about how the federal government works and how you can play a role in policy-making.

Are you a psychology graduate student?

Make sure to check out the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) site. APAGS builds a better future for psychology by serving as a united voice to enrich and advocate for graduate student development.

Graduate students are also welcome to apply for the Public Interest Policy internship, which provides firsthand knowledge of the ways in which psychological research can inform public policy and the roles psychologists can play in its formulation and implementation.

Advocate for your future by joining the Federal Advocacy Network. Learn about important policy alerts that affect education, public interest, and scientific issues. Interested in advocacy on public policy issues? Please go to the Public Interest Advocacy website to learn more what APA is doing to ensure that psychology benefits society. Check out our Guide to Advocacy to learn more about how the federal government works and how you can play a role in policy-making.

Are you generally interested in psychology?

Visit the PI website to learn more about our programs, activities, and resources. You can also learn more about Public Interest’s advocacy efforts.

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American Psychological Association
Public Interest Directorate
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-6056
Email: publicinterest@apa.org
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