Membership

Membership is open to all APA members who are interested in adult development and aging, including psychologists who provide services to older adults, conduct research on adult development and aging, or interested in learning more about or teaching life span development and aging.

Communication

Communicate quickly and share information with representatives in academia, private practice, and governmental service through the division's online network of aging-field psychologists.

Enjoy opportunities for social and professional interactions with members.

Receive subscription to the Division 20 news.

Participation

Division members regularly serve on the APA Committee on Aging, testifying before congressional committees (e.g., funding for research on aging), and are active in training and professional issues.

Research

Division representatives regularly engage with funding agencies (e.g., National Institute on Aging) and facilitate dialogue between those agencies and psychologists conducting scientific research.

The division works with the APA Science Directorate and offers diverse convention programming.

Recognition

Division 20 offers annual awards, including the Baltes Distinguished Research Award, M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology, Mentorship Awards in Aging, among others. In addition, each year applications are sought for Fellow status in the division. Students and early career awards are also available, including APA convention travel awards, the Doctoral Dissertation in the Psychology of Aging, and the Springer Early Career Achievement Award. 

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Contact

Membership Committee Chair: Gloria Luong
Colorado State University
Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies
1570 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1570
Telephone: (970)491-0584

Membership Committee Co-Chair: David Chiriboga
Dept. of Child and Family Studies, MHC 2314
Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620
Telephone: (813) 947-1939