American Psychological Association

About APA

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Our Work

Our mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives. We do this by: Utilizing psychology to make a positive impact on critical societal issues. Elevating the public’s understanding of, regard for, and use of psychology.

Source

https://www.apa.org/topics/child-development