The Association for Psychological Science, (APS) formerly known as American Psychological Society is a professional association formed to advance the study, research and advancement of the study of psychological sciences. APS was founded in 1988 and today has 20,000 members including academics, psychologists, researchers and teachers. APS publishes the journal Psychological Science and other psychological science related journals. APS has on-line resources and features periodic podcasts on popular psychology subjects.

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