Question 6: What recommendations do you have for actively integrating science and practice into our discipline?

August 20, 2018

Sandy's Response:


We have perpetuated narrow definitions of psychological science and practice which exacerbate a false dichotomy.  General applied psychologists and many APA applied psychology divisions routinely integrate psychological science and practice but have limited visibility at APA.  We need a broader, integrated view of psychology.  Additional strategies promoting integration include:

  • Increasing focus on translational science

  • Enhancing synthesis of existing knowledge organized around specific topics/applications

  • Supporting/encouraging editorial practices that emphasize translational research practices

  • Developing working groups, staffed by experts in science/practice integration, to further identify innovative ways to apply scientific knowledge to practice and to integrate practitioners’ knowledge and expertise into science










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