The American Psychological Association (APA) is proud to be an official partner of the March for Science. On April 22, 2017, we gather together with our fellow scientists and supporters to celebrate scientific research and to speak up for evidence-based policy making. We join together through our shared passion for scientific discovery and our eagerness to communicate these discoveries broadly.
Why we march:
APA has a long history of championing psychological science. APA is committed to protecting and expanding federal funding for basic and applied psychological science and to building training opportunities for the next generation of psychological scientists. We march in support of science and scientists.
Science serves. The mission of APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. Together with our fellow scientists we cheer discoveries that have led to improvements in healthcare, education, the economy and more. We march for greater reliance on scientific evidence in decision-making by our leaders and representatives.
Science thrives in open environments with minimal barriers to the exchange of ideas and evidence among scientists and with the public. Public support of science depends on our ability to effectively communicate the rigor and relevance of our science. We march to strengthen scientific communication.
How we march on:
APA Marches for Science is not a single-day event for our organization, but rather the continuation of a long-term commitment to advance psychological science. We work with researchers to hone their skills in communicating their scientific findings to a broader audience. We work with policy makers to educate them about the scientific process and the importance of peer review and to advocate for funding of psychological research by federal agencies. We work with the public to help them become more informed consumers of psychological research.