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! 





The Paris Climate Talks: Why they Mattered

SPSSI president Susan Clayton examines why the recently concluded Paris climate talks matter: “Not because they provided all the answers but because the whole world was working together to address this problem. That is an achievement to celebrate, and a signal that further action is possible.” Read more.






Evidence-based Strategies for Preventing Homegrown Radicalization


In a recent Congressional Lunch Seminar, Sarah Lyons-Padilla and Michele Gelfand discussed what we know about the factors that put some youth at risk—and protect other youth against—radicalization, and discussed promising directions for prevention and intervention strategies. Read More





Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship

This fellowship is administered in conjunction with APA and it’s Minority Fellowship Office. It provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC. Deadline March 1, 2016. Read More



Save the Date!

Our 2016 Conference will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 24-26, 2016.

President's Forum

Read SPSSI Susan Clayton's most recent newsletter column by visiting our new President's Forum. Click here. 

New - SPSSI Journal Apps

You can now access SPSSI's journals on your smartphone and iPad with our new Journal Apps.

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