December 13, 2013

APA Policy States that Academic Boycotts Violate Academic Freedom and Disrupt Scientific Exchange

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association (APA), the largest association of psychologists in the United States, with members worldwide including academics, scientists and practitioners, condemns academic boycotts as a violation of academic freedom and a disruption of the exchange of scientific and scholarly ideas. Scholarship is intended to be based on the search for truth, and to discriminate between academics or academic institutions based on the grounds of nationality, ethnicity, race, sex or religion is antithetical to that search.

 This policy statement was first adopted by the APA in 2007; it remains APA policy.