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! 




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.




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 Sponsors Event on Mental Health at the UN Headquarters in NYC

In February of 2017, the SPSSI UN/NGO Committee sponsored an event in collaboration with the Psychology Coalition of NGOs Accredited at the United Nations entitled “Promoting Equal Access to Mental Health Resources for All Ages.” Focusing on two vulnerable populations—children and older adults—presenters emphasized the need to focus on both emergency settings and on developing integrative health care systems over the longer term. Read more. 



2017 SPSSI Summer Conference

June 23-25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hotel Albuquerque

Reserve Your Room Now for the SPSSI Conference. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the group rate of $119 and $99 for graduate students. Book now at the group rate before May 24th! (While rooms last.)

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