Membership Drive

 

By Michael Frese, President IAAP

 

 

Membership Drive for countries underrepresented in IAAP

 

IAAP is systematically underrepresented in some countries and is very well represented in other countries. Therefore, I suggest that we make a concerted effort in particular countries where, in principle, there are many psychologists, but where IAAP is underrepresented. From my look at the membership distribution, I find the following countries underrepresented (I have looked at the 2002 membership list the newer 2003 data were not included but there should not be a systematic difference):

 

1)     South Africa

2)     China

3)     Israel

4)     Japan

5)     Singapore

6)     Taiwan

7)     Thailand

8)     Argentina

9)     Brazil

10) Mexico

11) Phillipines

12) Canada

13) Austria

14) Czech Republic

15) Denmark

16) Finland

17) France

18) Hungary

19) Ireland

20) Russia

21) Switzerland

22) Turkey

 

Just to give you a rough idea. The following Western developed countries have less members than The Netherlands:

 

1)     Switzerland

2)     Norway

3)     Portugal

4)     Greece

5)     France

6)     Finland

7)     Denmark

8)     Belgium

9)     Austria

 

In a number of countries we only have one or two members, for example:

 

1)     Barbados

2)     Chile

3)     Ecuador

4)     Paraguay

5)     Philippines

6)     Uruguay

7)     Taiwan

8)     Saudi Arabia

9)     Kuwait

10) Lebanon

11) Iran

12) Cambodia

13) Bahrain

14) Bangladesh

15) Zambia

16) Swaziland

17) Namibia

18) Zimbabwe

19) Czech Republic

20) Luxembourg

21) Slovakia

22) Russia

23) Ukraine

24) Hungary

25) Latvia

26) SVL

27) Columbia

28) Peru

29) Venezuela

30) Pakistan

31) Egypt

32) Namibia

33) Nigeria

34) Swaziland

35) Cameroon

 

 

 

Michael Frese