Welcome to the Section on
Women and Psychology (SWAP)
Coordinator: Dr. Colleen MacQuarrie
University of PEI
The Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) creates a community of researchers, teachers, and practitioners interested in the psychology of women and feminist psychology, to advance the status of women in psychology, to promote equity for women in general, and to educate psychologists and the public on topics relevant to women and girls.
Support for students is provided through an annual student paper award, five travel awards, and a convention social event. Members receive three newsletters annually and are connected through the CanFemPsyc listserv on Yahoo! Groups (see SWAP-NET on the Links page). SWAP members regularly organize symposia and pre-conference institutes as well as larger projects, such as writing the Guidelines for Ethical Psychological Practice with Women. SWAP also supports a Status of Women Committee.