Strategic plan

Our vision

To promote excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, research and practical applications of psychology.

Our core purposes

  • To be the learned society and professional body for the discipline 
  • To make psychology accessible to everyone 
  • To promote and advance the discipline 
  • To be the authoritative and public voice of psychology 
  • To determine and ensure the highest standards in all we do.

Our strategic objectives

To be the learned society and professional body for the discipline

We will do this by:

  • being a unified, open, inclusive, effective and efficient organisation
  • enhancing the discipline wherever it is undertaken or advanced
  • including in our membership everyone who is eligible and interested
  • providing excellent publications and events
  • learning from, and contributing to, other disciplines, both within and outside the UK
  • providing relevant and value for money services which retain and attract members

To make psychology accessible to all

We will do this by:

  • improving dissemination to all relevant audiences
  • inspiring people of all ages to engage with the discipline
  • helping people to fulfil their potential
  • listening to people who use our services.

To promote and advance the discipline

We will do this by:

  • supporting and disseminating the work of members
  • engaging with policy and decision makers, employers, funders of research, resource
    providers, and other organizations
  • promoting and publicising the provision of high quality evidence-based psychological services
  • providing high quality careers information
  • facilitating the collaboration of members and member networks

To be the authoritative and public voice of psychology

We will do this by:

  • providing and disseminating evidence-based expertise and advice to the media, policymakers and the public
  • encouraging topical debates, both amongst members and in society
  • campaigning on our own, or with others, when the discipline has a contribution to make

To determine and ensure the highest standards in all we do

We will do this by:

Developing our strategic plan 2015-2020

Our new strategic plan will be launched in autumn 2014. Members of the Society can find out about key milestones and the latest information, including a consultation period.

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