Mexican Psychological Society / Sociedad Mexicana de Psicologia
Indiana 260 Despacho 608
Col. Nápoles, C.P. 03710 , Del. Benito Juárez
Website (Spanish): http://www.sociedadmexicanadepsicologia.org
[from the IUPsyS Mexico National Tour]
The membership requirements of the Sociedad Mexicana de Psicologia (1,123 members) include, for voting full members, a formally awarded licensed psychologist degree in any accredited higher education institution, and the endorsement of a credentialed current full member. Affiliate (non-voting) members include those who provide a certified affidavit of completion of the licensing degree minus the corresponding thesis defense and formal awarding of the degree. Adherent (non-voting) members are psychology students who have completed at least 70 percent of their professional licensing training. Honorary (non-voting) members include highly distinguished non-psychologists who have made an important contribution to the development of psychology.
The major aims of the Sociedad Mexicana de Psicologia include increasing, promoting and disseminating the development of scientific psychology in any of its manifestations. The Society publishes the Mexican Journal of Psychology, which, at the time of the present edition, includes eighteen issues in nine volumes. The journal (Revista Mexicana de Psicología) publishes articles in Spanish with English abstracts, has a double blind review editorial process, and has an acceptance rate of approximately 3/10 manuscripts for publication. The Society organizes and conducts a triennial national congress where most of the highly productive and advanced research or professional psychologists show their work. It also organizes and conducts seminars, workshops, continuing education courses and specialized conferences. Since 1984 the Society has published the only formally edited and widely accepted Code of Ethics for Psychologists in Mexico and currently publishes a bi-monthly internal newsletter. Finally, the Society awards periodically the Mexican Award of Psychology, a nationwide prize in the areas of research and professional performance.