APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
As the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, the American Psychological Association is positioning our field to play a leading role in addressing the grand challenges of today and the future.
The core values that must inform and infuse everything APA does. They apply equally across all areas of psychology including practice, basic and applied research, applied psychology, and education and training.
Goals are the high-level descriptions of what APA must achieve to be successful. To some degree, they are aspirational in that they are wide-ranging, complex, and ongoing. Objectives are more specific and address the component pieces of each goal.