Women in the American Psychological Association: 2006

The Women's Programs Office continues to work to address issues and concerns for women in psychology.

By Tanya L. Burrwell

Did you know?

  • Women earned 14.8% of doctorates in psychology in 1950.

  • Women earned 67.4% of doctorates in psychology in 2004.

  • In 2005, 53% of full members of APA were women.

Yet:

  • 15 (28%) of 53 total APA divisions had a third or fewer women among division officers in 2005.

  • The percentage of women on the Board of Directors fluctuates year to year: 31% in 2001 and 2002; 38% in 2003; 31% in 2004; and 38% in 2005.

  • In 2005, 38% of individuals elected to Fellow status were women.

The Women's Programs Office continues to work to address issues and concerns for women in psychology. See Women in the American Psychological Association: 2006 for more information.