The Division of Clinical and Abnormal Psychology/Division of Clinical Psychology, (Division 12), 1945—

  • Donald K. Routh
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


The object of the reorganized APA, as stated in its bylaws, was to advance psychology not only as a science but also as a profession and, in addition, as a means of promoting human welfare. The person most responsible for the successful merger of the APA and the AAAP was Robert M. Yerkes. As stated in the Psychological Bulletin in 1945 (Vol. 42):

Resolved: that the Board of Governors of the AAAP, the retiring Council and new Board of Directors of the APA express to Dr. R. M. Yerkes their appreciation of his initiative, vision, and persistent constructive endeavor in bringing about at this highly opportune time the merger of the various psychological organizations previously existing into a new structure of new and great potentialities for the development of the future of our science. (p. 713)


Clinical Psychologist Postwar Period Convention Program Clinical Psychology Review Doctoral Institute 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald K. Routh
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  1. 1.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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