Candidates for APA President
Continuing through the September issue, the five candidates for APA's 2009 president are answering two questions in each issue (see questions below) of the Monitor. APA will mail the ballots to members on Oct. 15, and the election will close on Nov. 29. For biographical information on each candidate and the candidates' election statements, see the May Monitor.
As the largest psychological organization in the world, APA should take the lead in making psychology an influential presence. How would you go about realizing this goal?
Our declining membership in the association (pronounced in some divisions) has been attributed to the aging of our members, declining birthrates, inability to attract members of color and so forth. What implications does this have for the association and how would you address its potential impact?