Society for General Psychology

Division 1: Society for General Psychology is concerned with creating coherence among psychology's diverse specialties by encouraging members to incorporate multiple perspectives from psychology's subdisciplines into their research, theory, and practice. Division 1 welcomes membership from academic scientists, professional practitioners, and psychologists whose main concern is the public interest. Division membership includes a subscription to its quarterly journal, Review of General Psychology.



Janet A. Sigal, PhD, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J.


Gina M. Brelsford, PhD, Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, Pa.



Review of General Psychology (quarterly)
Editor: Gerianne M. Alexander, PhD, Associate Dean of Research, Texas A&M University


The General Psychologist
Editor: A. M. Trotman, PhD

Division-sponsored publications

Pioneers in Psychology series

  • Pioneers I (Gregory A. Kimble, Michael Wertheimer, and Charlotte White, Editors; out of print and no longer available for purchase) was published in 1991.

  • Pioneers II (Gregory A. Kimble, C. Alan Boneau, and Michael Wertheimer, Editors) was published in 1996.

  • Pioneers III (Gregory A. Kimble and Michael Wertheimer, Editors) was published in 1997.

  • Pioneers IV (Greg Kimble and Michael Wertheimer, Editors) was published in 2000.

  • Pioneers V (Greg Kimble and Michael Wertheimer, Editors) was published in 2003.

  • Pioneers VI (Donald Dewsbury, Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr., and Michael Wertheimer, Editors) was published in 2006.

  • Pioneers VII (Wade E. Pickren, Donald A. Dewsbury, and Michael Wertheimer, Editors) was published in 2011.

Volumes II-VI are published simultaneously by APA in Washington, D.C., and Erlbaum in Mahwah, N.J. Volume VII is published by Psychology Press, a part of Taylor & Francis Group in London.

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Rediscover psychology's pioneers
Division 1 has just released volume six of its popular "Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology" book series.


The Society for General Psychology is conducting its 2012 awards competition, including the William James Book Award for a recent book that serves to integrate material across psychological subfields or to provide coherence to the diverse subject matter of psychology, the Ernest R. Hilgard Award for a Career Contribution to General Psychology, the George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article in General Psychology and the Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology, which is an American Psychological Foundation Award managed by the society. In addition, there are two awards for graduate students: The Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Research Award and the Anne Anastasi Student Poster Award.

The Society for General Psychology encourages the integration of knowledge across the subfields of psychology and the incorporation of contributions from other disciplines. The society is looking for creative synthesis, the building of novel conceptual approaches, and a reach for new, integrated wholes. A match between the goals of the society and the nominated work or person will be an important evaluation criterion. Consequently, for all of these awards, the focus is on the quality of the contribution and the linkages made between diverse fields of psychological theory and research.

Division Meetings

Contact Information

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750 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-6013