American Psychological Association (APA)
These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, the APA is a Pro-Science source that properly sourced all information.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1892, The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with over 118,000 members including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. According to their about page the mission is to “promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The APA is non-profit organization that discloses financial information here. Funding is derived from membership fees as well as donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the American Psychological Association website serves as a portal of information for those interested or in one of the fields of Psychology. They offer information by topic with minimal bias such as this: Science of Psychology. They also publish news from scientific journals such as this: Music Students Score Better in Math, Science, English Than Nonmusical Peers. This research comes from Journal of Educational Psychology.
Overall, the APA is a Pro-Science source that properly sourced all information. (D. Van Zandt 6/10/2019)
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