Founded in 1974, SPSP is currently the largest organization of social and personality psychologists. SPSP membership is open to students and professionals involved or interested in personality and social psychology.


Click below to become a member of SPSP (or to renew a membership). (Note: Dues are paid directly to SPSP Inc.)

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SPSP is committed to supporting its members during times of hardship. If financial assistance is needed, please submit a Hardship Dues Waiver Request.

Additionally, some universities or employers may help offset the cost of membership in a professional association by covering the costs of dues or providing reimbursement. Find ideas for approaching your faculty members/employer to help pay your membership dues. Both you and your university/organization can benefit from your SPSP membership—this guide can help you build a compelling case to your university or organization for reimbursement of your membership dues.

APA Division 8

SPSP Inc. was established as an organization independent of APA (including Division 8 of APA) in 1975. Memberships in SPSP Inc. and in Division 8 of APA are, therefore, independent and are applied for in separate and different ways. People may be a member of one organization, the other, or both.

How to Join Division 8 of APA

To become a Division 8 of APA member, individuals must meet APA's membership criteria, AND indicate interest in becoming a member of APA Division 8, which requires an additional $5 paid directly to APA beyond regular APA dues. 

Join Division 8 Here

How Membership Benefits Differ Between Division 8 of APA and SPSP 

  • As an APA Division 8 member, individuals qualify for the APA Convention member registration rate, while being a member of SPSP, by itself, does not. APA Division 8 members also qualify for reduced rates for APA journals (e.g., JPSP).
  • As an SPSP member, individuals qualify for the SPSP Convention member registration rate. Being a member of APA Division 8, by itself, does not qualify people for that rate. In addition, members of SPSP receive complimentary SPSP journals (e.g., PSPB, PSPR) as well as SPPS.  See membership categories above for more information about membership dues and categories. 

Member Categories and Rates

Benefits of Membership

Read on below to learn more about the benefits of membership.

Access new research with free online and print access to SPSP’s three journals: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB), Personality and Social Psychology Review (PSPR), and Social Psychology and Personality Science (SPPS).

Join our network of over 7,500 social and personality psychologists through our online, members-only community, SPSP Connect! This exclusive network also includes shared interest groups for specific member types and areas of study within the social and personality psychology field.

Expand opportunities with access to SPSP’s Career Center and eligibility for our annual awards, learning institutes, grants, and committees.

Stay informed with mailings from the SPSP Connect! listservs, newsletters, advocacy alerts, and announcements.

Contribute to the field by attending and presenting at our annual convention. In addition, as a member, you will receive a discounted member rate.