Britney G. Brinkman, PhD
"Being a member of APA has enhanced my career through a network of professionals including colleagues, mentors and role models who I can turn to with questions or just to bounce off ideas."
Jack Y. Tsan, PhD
"As an early career psychologist, APA has provided me with tremendous opportunities and ways to learn about training, grants and professional development activities."
"Being a member of APA has helped my undergraduate career flourish through the opportunities to network and learn about the current issues and research going on in the field."
Trudy F. Loop
"Since 2004, I have attended numerous local and national workshops sponsored by TOPSS. My membership in APA and TOPSS has been such an important influence on my teaching in the classroom."
"Being a member of APA has helped my career. It has broadened my research interests and provided great opportunities to meet research collaborators."
APA Member Testimonials
In this video, several APA members talk about why they became psychologists, what they enjoy about psychology and the benefits of belonging to the American Psychological Association.
Fellow status is bestowed upon APA members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of psychology or evinced exceptional performance. Election to fellow status requires that a person's work has had a national impact beyond a local, state or regional level.
Early Career Psychologists
About 15,000 of our members are early-career psychologists, defined as those within seven years of receipt of their doctoral degrees. These members, along with students now in the doctoral pipeline, will determine the future of psychological science, professional practice, education and training.
Benefits of APA Membership
APA Member Discounts Program — savings for members.
APA Corporate Partnership Program — products and services for members.
Access to online databases.
Up to 60 percent off journal subscriptions.
Up to 30 percent off videos.
Discounts on most books.
Discount on APA Annual Convention registration.