The Psychonomic Society
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As of January 1, 2013, sponsorship no longer is required for applications for membership in the Psychonomic Society.
There are two types of membership in the Psychonomic Society. At the present time, they are called Member and Associate Member. Students are not members but may participate in the annual scientific meeting. All types of Members of the Psychonomic Society receive free online access to the six Psychonomic Society Journals.
Members: Individuals can nominate themselves as candidates for membership. Members are elected by the Membership Committee of the Governing Board. To be eligible for membership, a person must hold the PhD degree or equivalent, and must have published significant psychological research beyond the doctoral dissertation. Typically a successful candidate will be at least 2 years post-PhD and will have at least 4 research publications in high-quality refereed journals after the date of the PhD. Members may submit one abstract to the annual meeting. Member submissions receive the highest priority for acceptance as spoken presentations. Members may also sponsor one abstract (see below).
Associate Members: Associate Members must have a PhD or equivalent in Psychology or an allied field. Associate Members may submit an abstract to the annual meeting. Generally, these will be scheduled as poster presentations. If a spoken presentation is requested, Associate Members' abstracts receive priority after submission of Members'.
Students: Students may submit an abstract to the annual meeting with the sponsorship of a Member of the society. Generally, these will be scheduled as posters.
Life Members: Members in good standing who have retired may request Life Member status. Life Members pay no dues but retain the privileges of membership. Click here to request Life Membership status.
The application form for Membership can be downloaded here. All Member applications are considered by the Membership Committee. See the procedures below.
Twice a year, about March 1 and September 1, applications on hand are sent to the Membership Committee for its approval or disapproval. Applicants can ordinarily expect to be informed by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee's decision 6–8 weeks later. Those in the spring group who are accepted as members are eligible to give papers at that year's meeting upon payment of that year's dues. (Accepted individuals in the fall group do not have time to submit paper applications before the deadline.) Because of time constraints, the membership of those accepted from the fall group does not take effect until the following year.
Members (U.S.): $53.65 ($40 Dues, and $13.65 Federation Dues).
Members (outside U.S./Canada): $40
Associate Members: $20
Life Members: No Dues
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (Vol. 19)
Print and Online: $30
PB&R taxes: Canadian Residents
Online Access only: $0