APA 1945

The American Psychological Association breaks up into Divisions in 1945

“A ballot prepared by the Joint Constitutional Committee of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for Applied Psychology was mailed through the facilities of the Office of Psychological Personnel to all American psychologists, regardless of society affiliation, early in 1944.” (Hilgard, E. (1945).)

“It is appropriate that these divisional preferences be re-examined at this time, because, by action of the two societies at their meetings in September 1944, the Joint Constitutional Committee is charged with proposing to the membership suggested modifications of the divisional structure which appeared in the edition of the by-laws prepared in June 1944 and adopted at the September meetings.” (Hilgard, E. (1945).)

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