Gestalt Theory: Society for Gestalt Theory and Its Applications

Gestalt Theory:  Society for Gestalt Theory and Its Applications

The Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications (GTA) is a scientific association established for the purpose of promoting the Gestalt-theoretical perspective in research and practice. It was founded in 1978, and since then has grown to include many members from European countries and throughout the world. Most of the members are psychologists and psychotherapists, but the membership also contains researchers from many other disciplines as well.




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World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counseling

World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counseling

The association has the following goals:

–  to further cooperation between associations, organizations, institutions and individuals on an international level, in the field of person-centered, client-centered and experiential psychotherapy and counseling;
–  to support/facilitate person-centered and experiential associations, organizations, institutions and individuals in their work;
–  to promote person-centered and experiential perspectives and to support and encourage the scientific study as well as the improvement of practice, specifically in the field of psychotherapy and counseling;
–  to engage in socio-political processes to ensure the continued contribution of the paradigm in health, education, academic contexts etc.;
–  to exchange ideas with other psycho-therapeutic orientations and to stimulate cooperation in the field of psychotherapy and counseling;
–  to have a commitment to the organization and support of international conferences, in particular the World Conference for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling (abbreviated as PCE Conference, formerly ICCCEP) and possible future developments of it;
–  to produce a high-quality journal and to foster the exchange of research, theory and practice among language groups through existing journals and other means.




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Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Psychologists for Social Responsibility is an engaged community of members and supporters who work to advance peace and social justice through the ethical use of psychological knowledge, research, and practice. Representing a variety of cultural and disciplinary perspectives, we recognize diversity as a valuable resource in our efforts to address economic, racial, and gender-based injustices and other forms of oppression. We believe that peace with justice in an environmentally sustainable world depends upon a commitment to global well-being, universal human rights, mutual understanding, and collaborative partnerships in the pursuit of change.




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Society for Community Research and Action

Society for Community Research and Action

Depending on one’s training, experiences, and preferences, community psychologists can work as educators, professors, program directors, consultants, policy developers, evaluators; and researchers in community organizations, universities, or government agencies to promote mental health and community well-being.We seek to expand “helping” beyond traditional psychotherapy to promote wellness.

We engage in action-oriented research to develop, implement, and evaluate programs.

We base our work on a scientific foundation to better understand the multiple influences of the social environment on health and wellness

We build collaborative relationships with community members, groups, and organizations to solve social problems.

We consult with and provide tools to organizations to build capacity to address social problems such as exploitation and victimization.

We analyze government, civic life, and workplace settings in order to understand and improve fair and diverse participation.

We fight oppression, work to reduce social inequalities, and work with marginalized people toward their empowerment.




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Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Our goal is to promote human potential and well-being through research knowledge gained from these sciences. We communicate the importance and contributions of basic and applied research in these areas to policy makers and the public. We work in close cooperation with scientific societies in the fields of social science, psychology, education, and neuroscience. Academic units and corporations that share these goals support the organization as affiliates.

Our sister organization, FABBS Foundation, was created in 2004 to conduct educational activities that enhance understanding of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. FABBS Foundation also recognizes eminent, senior scientists who have made significant contributions to our sciences.

FABBS represents the interests of its scientific societies by:

Educating federal representatives and Congress about the importance of research in the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior

Advocating for legislation and policy that enhance training and research

Providing sources of expertise and knowledge to federal agencies, Congress, and the media

Encouraging the sound use of science in the creation of public policy

Fostering effective interaction between agencies and organizations that fund research and the community of scientists and scientific societies

Facilitating information exchange among constituent societies as well as other scientific organizations




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Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Founded in 2005 (incorporated in 2006), the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) is dedicated to the advancement of functional contextual cognitive and behavioral science and practice so as to alleviate human suffering and advance human well being. This organization seeks:

The development of a coherent and progressive science of human action that is more adequate to the challenges of the human condition

The development of useful basic principles, workable applied theories linked to these principles, effective applied technologies based on these theories, and successful means of training and disseminating these developments, guided by the best available scientific evidence

The development of a view of science that values a dynamic, ongoing interaction between its basic and applied elements, and between practical application and empirical knowledge

Development of a community of scholars, researchers, educators, and practitioners who will work in a collegial, open, self-critical, non-discriminatory, and mutually supportive way that is effective in producing valued outcomes and in exploring the additional implications of this work, and that emphasizes open and low cost methods of connecting with this work so as to keep the focus on benefit to others.

The Association welcomes professional, student, and affiliate members.




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Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Founded in 1936, SPSSI is a group of over 3000 scientists from psychology and related fields and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social and policy issues. In various ways, SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries.

SPSSI affords social and behavioral scientists opportunities to apply their knowledge and insights to the critical problems of today’s world.

SPSSI fosters and funds research on social issues through annual awards and programs of small research grants and disseminates research findings through its scholarly journals, sponsored books, specialized conferences, and its convention programs.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Society influences public policy through its publications and the advocacy efforts of its members, fellows, and staff.

SPSSI encourages public education and social activism on social issues and facilitates information exchange through its newsletter and electronic dsicussion groups.

The Society’s mission is extended to the global arena by a team of representatives who cover developments at UN headquarters in New York and Geneva. SPSSI has been represented at the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) since 1987. SPSSI serves as consultant to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

An independent society, SPSSI is also Division 9 of the American Psychological Association (APA) and an organizational affiliate of the American Psychological Society (APS). SPSSI members are not required to be members of APA or APS. We welcome the membership of anyone interested in the Society.




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Online Psychology Laboratory

Online Psychology Laboratory

The Online Psychology Laboratory (OPL) represents the first National Science Foundation funded entry for psychology in the National Science Digital Library. The APA Education Directorate also provides support for this project. OPL currently offers classic studies in psychology that students can participate in, and then analyze data from the experiences. As OPL continues to develop, new materials will be added to enhance learning about the discipline of psychology in high school, community colleges, and universities. You can search for materials using Keywords, Topic, and Method of Analysis. Keyword searches examine all fields and return results consistent with your search. You may also browse by topic; a broad listing of topics in psychology is displayed, allowing for a materials search within that area. Browsing by method allows for searches based on research methodology.




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