Professional Problems in Psychology

By Robert S. Daniel; C. M. Louttit | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 11
Psychological Organizations

One characteristic of American science is the very large number of associations and societies into which individual scientists have grouped themselves. This is as true for psychologists as it is for other scientific or professional groups. Psychological associations perform very valuable functions in connection with the integration of the scientific and the professional field. As we shall discuss in this chapter, these associations may be international, national, regional, or local in geographic scope, and they may be general or limited to a narrow subject in their content interest. Regardless of their nature, associations provide all or some of the following: (a) identification with professional colleagues, (b) opportunity for professional and personal intercourse in annual meetings, (c) support of publication activities, (d) provision of services to members, (c) a means of promoting development and co-ordination of the discipline, and (f) promotion of the professional group as a whole and the maintenance of relations with other professional and scientific groups.

The value of membership in any psychological association for an individual psychologist must be determined by that individual himself. However, the large number of professional psychologists who belong to one or more of the existing organizations would appear to support an argument that such membership is of value. In those organizations which have carefully defined standards of membership, affiliation has a significance in identifying one as an accepted colleague. Participation in the professional and social aspects of association meetings enables one to meet and develop personal acquaintance with psychologists who might otherwise be known only as names in the literature. We would feel it good advice to

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