American Psychological Association

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 133,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members.
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.
Preparing the discipline and profession of psychology for the future.
Strengthening APA’s standing as an authoritative voice for psychology.

Sort options

Ethics of Psychological Research (Coursera)

This is primarily aimed at first- and second-year undergraduates interested in psychology, ethics in research methods, and quantitative research methods along with high school students and professionals with similar interests.

Statistics in Psychological Research (Coursera)

This is primarily aimed at first- and second-year undergraduates interested in psychology, statistics, data analysis, and research methods along with high school students and professionals with similar interests.

Methods for Quantitative Research in Psychology (Coursera)

This is primarily aimed at first- and second-year undergraduates interested in psychology, data analysis, and quantitative research methods along with high school students and professionals with similar interests.

Better Writing (Coursera)

Successful learners are able to communicate what they are learning, both verbally and in written formats. This course will provide a review of the basics of writing so that learners can effectively organize, draft, revise, edit, and finalize written informational documents, including school assignments. The course will instruct [...]

Better Learning (Coursera)

Many people report engaging in study habits that are not very effective or very efficient. How do we know what strategies are best? Cognitive psychologists have been doing research to ask this very question for multiple decades. It turns out that many strategies that people report using are not [...]

Less Stress, Better Health (Coursera)

Stress is a natural part of the human experience. However, stress can also be damaging to people’s physical and psychological health. This course provides an introduction to stress in general and then explores the psychological, physiological, and social consequences of stress. It ends with information on how you can [...]

Quantitative Research Methods (edX)

Principles of research design important for obtaining reliable, valid results in psychological research are introduced, including practices for definition and measurement of variables, sampling of individuals from populations of interest, and myriad other factors. Ethical issues related to research are also explored, with thorough coverage of the rules, [...]

Psychological Influences on Decision Making (edX)

The goal of this course is to introduce you to the many psychological influences on decision making. Knowing more about the cognitive and social psychological factors underlying decision making will help you make more informed decisions and help you analyze how other people make decisions. If you are an [...]

Gender and Sexuality (edX)

The goal of this course is to help you understand current topics in sex and gender and how they apply to everyday life. This course provides you with information to differentiate between sex, or sex assigned at birth, and gender. You will explore the development of sex characteristics and [...]

Positive Psychology (edX)

In this course you will learn about positive psychology, the scientific study of how psychological states, such as happiness, and character strengths, such as optimism and gratitude, contribute to well-being. You will learn about research on ways you can thrive and flourish personally and professionally. Upon completing this course, [...]