APA Divisions

The initial 19 Divisions

1. Division of Abnormal Psychology

2. Division of Animal (Comparative) Psychology

3. Division of Business Psychology 

4. Division of Child (Developmental) Psychology (incl. Adolescence)

5. Division of Clinical Psychology

6. Division of Consulting Psychology

7. Division of Educational Psychology

8. Division of General Psychology*

9. Division of Industrial Psychology

10. Division of Measurements and Statistics 11. Division of Military Psychology

12. Division of Personnel Psychology

13. Division of Physiological Psychology

14. Division of Public Service

15. Division of Social Psychology

16. Division on the Teaching of Psychology

17. Division of Theoretical, Systematic and Historical Psychology

18. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (if a Division of the APA)

19. Psychometric Society (“if a Division of the APA)

Current structure of the original 19 divisions (of currently 56):

  1. Society for General Psychology
  2. Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  3. Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science
  4. Currently vacant – initially the Psychometric Society, which decided against becoming an APA division
  5. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods – previously named Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics
  6. Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology
  7. Developmental Psychology
  8. Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  9. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
  10. Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
  11. Currently vacant – initially Abnormal Psychology and Psychotherapy, which joined division 12 in 1946
  12. Society of Clinical Psychology
  13. Society of Consulting Psychology
  14. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  15. Educational Psychology
  16. School Psychology – originally formed as the Division of School Psychologists in 1945, renamed in 1969
  17. Society of Counseling Psychology
  18. Psychologists in Public Service
  19. Society for Military Psychology