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Office of Applied Psychological Science (OAPS) Seeks Member Comments

A list of sub-disciplines within applied psychology has been identified on which we will initially concentrate our efforts.

By Stephanie R. Johnson

The development of the office of Applied Psychological Science is well underway. However, input is needed from the applied psychology community to ensure the success of this initiative. Although not exhaustive, a list of sub-disciplines within applied psychology has been identified on which we will initially concentrate our efforts. Included in this list are the following: Industrial/Organizational psychology, forensic and legal psychology, human factors, military psychology, consulting psychology, community psychology, exercise and sports psychology, occupational health psychology, and school psychology.

Over the next few months we will be asking APA members to provide critical information germane to these sub-disciplines within applied psychological science. We will be requesting information on graduate training programs, research centers, non-academic careers for scientific psychologists, upcoming conferences, support websites, and research topics of interest. This information will be used to build the OAPS website and to guide the development of initiatives within the office. The goal is to provide APA members and students with the most current information about applied psychological science and facilitate the growth of this dynamic area.

This month, we are requesting information on applied psychological science graduate programs. If you are aware of any existing or new applied psychology graduate programs please forward this information to Stephanie Johnson. Please supply as much information as possible about the program, including name of institution, location, name of program director, website url, and special focus of the program.

Thank you for assisting the Science Directorate in developing an applied psychological science office that can better serve the needs of APA members!

Future Information Requests:

February: Nonacademic Careers for Scientific psychologists
March: Research Topics of Interests
April: Upcoming Conferences
May: Support Websites