Div. 7 is the official developmental psychology section of the American Psychological Association (APA). It is comprised of psychological scientists and others from a variety of disciplines who study or work on human development. Membership in APA is not required.


  • Always free for undergraduate and graduate student affiliates.

  • Free for members for the first year.

  • $24 per year for members after the first year.


  • Receive the Div. 7 newsletter, Developmental Psychologist, which is distributed twice a year, and other periodic notices and announcements.

  • Nominate for, and receive, a variety of awards and fellowships in recognizing important work in the area of developmental psychology.

  • Influence psychological science, grant priorities, and social policy at the national level.

  • Network with other developmental psychologists and individuals interested in development.

  • Eligibility for dissertation and early career grants to fund your research.

Join Online, by Postal Mail, or by Phone

  • Apply to join Div. 7.

  • If you prefer to join by phone, please call the APA Division Services Office at (202) 336-6013.


  • If you are an APA member, you will renew your existing Div. 7 membership via your APA renewal statement.

  • All non-APA members and affiliates will receive a separate renewal statement each fall for Div. 7 membership.

Additional Information Available

Sonja P. Brubacher, Div. 7 Membership Chair
Centre of Investigative Interviewing
Griffith Criminology Institute
Mt. Gravatt QLD 4122, Australia