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APA Science Directorate

American Psychological Association
Stand for Science District Visit Debriefing Form

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Thank you for partnering with the American Psychological Association (APA) to meet with your member of Congress or their district staff. You are following in the footsteps of a select group of psychological scientists we have asked to work with APA to advocate for behavioral science. Now that you have completed your visit, the next step is to please take a few minutes to complete this form, ideally soon after your visit.

The information you continue to provide to APA allows us to maximize the benefits of your experience and knowledge, and thus inform our ongoing advocacy efforts. Thank you very much for your time and your continued contribution to psychological science.
2. 1. What issues were discussed at your meeting?
3. 2. Were you aware of your Member's position on these issues prior to your meeting?
4. 3. Did the Member/staffer express any concerns about behavioral research, either specifically or in general?
5. 4. Did the Member/staffer indicate support by the end of your meeting?
6. 5. By the end of the meeting, do you feel that the Member/staffer understood or appreciated the local behavioral research work being conducted in the district?
7. 6. How did the meeting in the district compare to meetings you have experienced in Washington, DC?
8. 8. Did the Member/staffer request any follow-up or additional materials from you or APA?
9. Please quantify your recent experience meeting in your district
I believe it was important to deliver these messages in-person to my Member/staffer.
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I was well prepared for the meeting by the APA Government Relations Office staff.
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I was able to deliver the talking points effectively.
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The message I delivered was well received by the Member/staffer.
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I believe these types of district visits are an important part of advocacy by psychologists.
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14. Did you take pictures during your meeting?
Please email pictures directly to us at In your email, please provide the names of everyone appearing in each picture.
15. Most participants allow us to share their experiences with their colleagues. Thus, we may use the information you provided above, including photos, as part of our ongoing outreach and recruitment of other psychological scientists either with attribution or anonymized, but that is your choice: