Society for the Psychology of Women

Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women provides an organizational base for all feminists, women and men of all national origins, who are interested in teaching, research, or practice in the psychology of women. The division recognizes a diversity of women's experiences which result from a variety of factors, including ethnicity, culture, language, socioeconomic status, age and sexual orientation. The division promotes feminist research, theories, education, and practice toward understanding and improving the lives of girls and women in all their diversities; encourages scholarship on the social construction of gender relations across multicultural contexts; applies its scholarship to transforming the knowledge base of psychology; advocates action toward public policies that advance equality and social justice; and seeks to empower women in community, national and global leadership. We welcome student members and affiliates. Members are provided two publications: Psychology of Women Quarterly, which is a journal of research, theory and reviews, and the Feminist Psychologist.



Lynn H. Collins, PhD, La Salle University, Philadelphia
View a list of past presidents


Monique Clinton-Sherrod, PhD, Durham, N.C. 



Psychology of Women Quarterly (quarterly)
Editor: Jan Yoder, PhD, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio


Feminist Psychologist (quarterly)
Editor: BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, PhD, Brakins Consulting & Psychological Services, Minneapolis

Division 35 Book Series

Series Editor: Linda Beckman


  • Practicing Feminist Ethics in Psychology. Edited by Mary M. Brabeck

  • Relationships Among Asian American Women. Edited by Jean Lau Chin

  • Sexuality, Society, and Feminism. Edited by Cheryl Brown Travis and Jackie White

  • Bringing Diversity of Feminist Psychology: Theory, Research, Practice, Feminist Visions

  • Implementing Welfare Policy to Insure Long-term Independence and Well-being (50 page task force report)

  • Shaping the Future of Feminist Psychology: Education, Training, and Practice (J. Worell and N. Johnson, 1997)

Division Meetings

Division Sections

  • Section 1: Psychology of Black Women
    President: Earlise C. Ward, PhD

  • Section 3: Concerns of Hispanic Women/Latinas
    President: AĆ­da Hurtado, PhD

  • Section 4: Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns
    President: Julie Konik, PhD

  • Section 5: Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women
    President: Yuying Tsong, PhD

  • Section 6: Alaska Native/American Indian/Indigenous Women
    President: Wendy Peters, PhD  

Intimate Partner Abuse and Relationship Violence

Document developed by the Intimate Partner Abuse and Relationship Violence Working Group, comprised of members from Divisions 35, 43, 44, 45 and 51, and developed as an interdivisional grant project, funded by the Committee on Divisions/APA Relations (CODAPAR). Designed to promote education about partner abuse and relationship violence. Represents recommendations to faculty members who would like to develop courses or add information focused on partner violence.

Contact Information

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