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Major Areas of Psychology

The 53 Divisions of the American Psychological Association

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The American Psychological Association (APA) is devoted to the study and promotion of psychology. Because psychology is such a diverse subject, a number of different specialty areas and perspectives have emerged. The APA currently contains 53 separate divisions, each devoted to a specific area within psychology. Learn more about these divisions and the topics each seeks to explore.

Division 1 - 25

Division 1 – General Psychology
Division 2 – Teaching of Psychology
Division 3 – Experimental Psychology
Division 4 – (vacant) More info
Division 5 – Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics
Division 6 – Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology
Division 7 – Developmental Psychology
Division 8 – Personality and Social Psychology
Division 9 – Psychological Study of Social Issues
Division 10 – Psychology and the Arts
Division 11 – (vacant) More info
Division 12 – Clinical Psychology
Division 13 – Consulting Psychology
Division 14 – Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Division 15 – Educational Psychology
Division 16 – School Psychology
Division 17 – Counseling Psychology
Division 18 – Psychologists in Public Service
Division 19 – Military Psychology
Division 20 – Adult Development and Aging
Division 21 – Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology
Division 22 – Rehabilitation Psychology
Division 23 – Consumer Psychology
Division 24 – Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
Division 25 – Behavior Analysis

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