The Society for the
Study of Social Issues






What is SPSSI?

Want to learn more about The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues? Watch this video to learn about who we are and what we do in under 90 seconds! 




Congratulations to our newly elected leaders!

SPSSI would like to congratulate our new President-Elect, Dr. Elizabeth Cole; our newly elected council representatives Dr. Adrienne Carter-Sowell, Dr. Katya Migacheva, Dr. Kimberly Kahn and Dr. Mary Murphy and our re-elected APA Division 9 Representative Dr. Kim Case. 




SPSSI Hosts Congressional Seminar on Criminal Justice Reform and Justice Reinvestment

In this April 2017 briefing, Dr. Rich Wiener and Judge John Colborn used the example of Nebraska to talk about how policy initiatives can spur advances in risk assessment, evidence-based practices, and lower recidivism rates among convicted offenders and probationers. Their collaborative work highlighted one way in which researchers and policymakers can work together to inform and improve criminal justice systems. Read More




SPSSI Marched for Science

SPSSI was an official partner of the March for Science, a nonpartisan celebration of science that recognizes the important role science plays in contributing to human well-being and providing insight into the world around us. 

Our members marched in Washington, DC and more than 50 cities nationwide and around the world.



Save the Date - SPSSI 2018 in Pittsburgh

SPSSI's 2018 Summer Conference will take place June 29-July 1, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. 

SPSSI at APA Convention

2017 APA Convention, Washington DC
SPSSI Programming - At a Glance (Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events)

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Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin