American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association
(APA) is a professional organization representing psychology
in the US
. It has around 150,000 members and a annual budget of around $70m. The APA mission statement is to "advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health and human welfare".
The APA was founded in July 1892 at Clark University by a group of 26 men. There are currently 53 professional divisions in the APA. It is affiliated with 58 state and territorial and Canadian provincial associations.