If you have never attended graduate school in psychology or a related field then you must join as an associate. Associates may submit one proposal for a poster for the annual meeting under the sponsorship of a member. Associate members may not give a talk in a paper session or symposium. Associate dues/registration are $30 in advance and $40 onsite. There are no additional fees for attending the meeting.
If you have a PhD or other terminal degree then you must join as a member.
If you have attended or are currently attending graduate school in psychology or a related field then you may join as either a member or an associate.