Welcome, friends and colleagues, to the American Psychological Association’s flagship division for Educational Psychology. We think the resources you’ll find here will be both informative and enjoyable.

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Each year, Division 15 provides up to $20,000 in grants and awards. We encourage all members to review upcoming opportunities, and to apply for opportunities to receive recognition for outstanding scholarship.

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Division 15 offers a diverse and potent combination of educational psychology publications—including our proprietary journal, Educational Psychologist.

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Important News

Support Educational Psychology via APA’s Apportionment Ballot

If you are an APA member in addition to being a Division 15 member, you will have received (or receive shortly) a copy of APA’s Apportionment Ballot. Because the outcome of this Apportionment Ballot is used to determine the number seats we have on the APA Council of Representatives, your vote can help give educational psychology a greater voice in national matters. In the past, we have had two seats, though our share has recently dwindled to just one seat.


As such, please consider casing your full 10 votes for Division 15 – Educational Psychology. Your ballot comes in the mail and must be received in the APA Central Office no later than December 15, 2016


Again, you will only receive this ballot if you are a registered member of the larger American Psychological Association (rather than solely Division 15).

Division 15 Seeks Volunteers for Committee Appointment

Division 15’s President-Elect for 2017-18 (Michael Nussbaum) is soliciting CVs from APA members and fellows, professional affiliates, and students wishing to be appointed or reappointed to the following committees:

  • Membership
  • Dissertation Award
  • International
  • Psychology Today Blog

Our Graduate Student Affairs, Early Career Development, Early Career Research Grants, Finance, and Webinar committees will also have nonstudent openings. In addition, members with fellow status will be needed for the Dissertation and Snow Award committees.

Interested members may send their CV to nussbaum@unlv.nevada.edu. Please also indicate in your email particular committee openings of interest and any special qualifications you may have.

E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award – Call for Nominations

Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is seeking nominations, including self-nominations, for the E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award. Nominations should include the name of the nominee and a brief description (no more than 2 pages of text) of why the nominee deserves consideration for the award. This award is the highest honor given by Division 15 and is reserved for senior scholars with substantial contributions to research in educational psychology. More information about the award can be found here.

Please send your nomination to Gale Sinatra at gsinatra@rossier.usc.edu by December 15th, 2016.

Represent APA at the United Nations

APA is seeking applications from psychologists in the greater New York City area to join the volunteer APA NGO representatives at the United Nations Headquarters. This call for applications is for representatives to the Department of Public Information (DPI). DPI representatives attend UN briefings, join a UN/NGO committee, and serve as a conduit to APA about information at the UN, including co-authoring a quarterly column, “UN Matters,” for the Psychology International newsletter. The time commitment is a minimum of one day per week.

Applications are due November 1, 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.apa.org/international/united-nations/call-for-volunteer.aspx.