Psychologists typically join multiple professional organizations based on their research and professional interests.
In addition to the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society, psychologists may become members of one or more of APA’s 55+ divisions (e.g., Division of Social Psychology, Division of Health Psychology).
- They may also join various interdisciplinary organizations (e.g., Society of Behavioral Medicine, Society for Research in Child Development)
There are also state psychological associations that offer continuing education programs, mentoring and job announcements, etc. (e.g., Massachusetts Psychological Association).
Graduate students may be particularly interested in APAGS - the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students.
- APAGS has blogs, a listserv, and other resources related to beginning a career in Psychology, writing a thesis, etc.
Each of APA’s divisions publishes its own journal, and they are too numerous to list here.
- Psychological Bulletin may be especially helpful - it publishes detailed literature reviews on various topics
Depending on your area of research, it may also be helpful to look at medical and/or psychiatric journals, public health journals, education journals, etc.