Welcome to the Association for Women in Psychology

The Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) is an interdisciplinary organization that attends to issues and concerns at the intersections of feminism and psychology. The annual national AWP conference is the catalyst that brings together activists, students, academics, clinicians, government and policy workers, researchers, and folks from the nonprofit sector (among many others!) for a weekend of working towards building feminist community and connection, and exciting exchanges of dialogue, ideas, and social actions. Between conferences, stay connected to AWP through the "Members Area" of our website, connecting with various Caucuses and/or local AWP chapters (or start one in your area!).

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Press Release issued by the AWP Activism Caucus

Psychological Damage Inflicted on Girls and Women from Restrictions on Reproductive Rights As the news in the United States these days about restrictions on women’s reproductive freedom echoes Margaret Atwood’s (1985) novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, the Activism Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology considers it essential to point out the alarming psychological consequences of laws that limit girls’ and women’s rights to make decisions about their bodies and their futures.
May 15, 2019

Activism Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology

We see our role as raising the organization’s consciousness, sponsoring conference sessions, encouraging scholarly work, undertaking activist projects, and otherwise seeking to make both social and organizational change in service of social justice. The formation of the Activism Caucus was announced at the Feminist Forum on the last day of the conference, and it was well received by those in attendance.
June 15, 2019

Statement from the Activism Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology

GUN VIOLENCE IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS So far in 2019 there has been an average of at least one mass shooting per day in the United States. What will it take for Americans to acknowledge that gun violence is a public health crisis?
August 06, 2019