Div. 1 Mission Statement

The mission of Div. 1 (The Society for General Psychology) is to promote the creation of coherence among psychology’s diverse evidence based specialties, other scientific disciplines and the humanities. It encourages analysis of the merits and challenges of bridging concepts, methods, and theories. The Division seeks to foster understanding of individual and social life in the nexus of historical, societal, cultural, genetic, neural and other biological processes. Members include students, researchers, scholars, practitioners and public interest psychologists; they receive a subscription to the Division’s quarterly journal, Review of General Psychology, and the official division newsletter, The General Psychologist, published two to three times annually.

Div. 1 Diversity Statement

(Adopted February 20, 2022)

The Society for General Psychology is committed to upholding Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusivity (DEAI) as core values. These values are central to our division’s mission, leadership committees, programming, and initiatives. Our mission “promotes the creation of coherence among psychology’s diverse evidence-based specialties, other scientific disciplines, and the humanities.” DEAI as core values promotes shared governance, accountability, and fosters belonging and engagement for all members. We value varied perspectives from diverse communities inclusive of race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity, disability status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, or other identities with evidence of disparities.

As a division, we are committed to:

  • Engaging in critical reflection to collectively engender a more socially just world.

  • Promoting equity and inclusion by fostering opportunities for all within the division.

  • Creating sustainable changes within the division that enhance visibility and strengthen relationships among members.

  • Recruiting from underrepresented groups and institutions of higher learning to increase diverse representation in the division. Creating a positive inclusive environment encouraging anti-racist and anti-oppressive norms.

Our Policy Manual

APA Division 1 Policy Manual (PDF)