Society for Descriptive Psychology

Membership in the Society for Descriptive Psychology

Membership in the Society is open to anyone with an interest in the discipline of Descriptive Psychology regardless of their academic degree or previous training. Because the Society was founded as an interdisciplinary group by computer scientists, educators, applied linguists, organization consultants, psychologists, and theologians, the membership has always been diverse. The Society has also included members from psychiatry, counseling, social work, nursing, physical therapy, mathematics and the physical sciences, and business consultants with significant experience in marketing, management, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness. Thus the fundamental criterion for membership has always been a serious interest in the understanding and use of Descriptive Psychology in the real world, including the academic world.

Membership runs annually from January 1 to December 31, and the benefits include (a) a discounted rate for registration at the annual meeting, (b) a publication of the Society selected by the Executive Committee, and (c) the Bulletin of the Society, published annually. New members are typically given Peter G. Ossorio’s seminal 2006 work, The Behavior of Persons, Vol. 5 in the Collected Works of Peter G. Ossorio, as their initial publication benefit, but they may request a different benefit if they choose.

Membership categories include:

Questions may be directed to the Secretary-Treasurer, J. R. Hap Cox, Ph. D. at Roanoke College Counseling Center, 221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153 or at

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