The Society for the
Psychological
Study of Social Issues

    

SPSSI Video

Policy Events

SPSSI works with partner organizations in bringing together experts in policy and psychology to address important social issues. These events provide a non-partisan forum for policymakers, advocates, scholars, and the public to discuss how to apply the latest research developments to public policy.  


Congressional Briefing on the Violence Against Women Act: Protections for LGBTQ, Ethnic Minority, Native American, and Immigrant Women

Feb 11, 2013 - Organized by SPSSI Policy Director Gabriel Twose


See text of presentations by Tania Israel, Tameka Gillum, Roe Bubar, and Leslye Orloff


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Webinar on the Science of
Policy Communication - Part I

April 5, 2012



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Webinar on the Science of
Policy Communication - Part II

April 12, 2012

 



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US Helsinki Commission Hearing
On Human Trafficking and
Transnational Organized Crime
Nov 2, 2011- Organized by SPSSI's
James Marshal Public Policy Scholar
Angel Colòn Rivera

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Policing in a Time of Budget Cuts:
Immigration and Community Relations
July 25, 2011- Organized by SPSSI's
Policy Coordinator, Alex Ingrams


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US Helsinki Commission Hearing
On Labor Trafficking
May 23, 2011- Organized by SPSSI's
James Marshal Public Policy
Scholar Angel Colòn Rivera

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Dalmas Taylor Conference
Dalmas Taylor Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center December 2009 Tactics for Communication
Chris Woodside


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Interviews

These interviews, launched in January 2010, feature SPSSI members describing how their research provides insight into the causes and possible solutions of today's pressing social issues. 
 
These podcasts are a great way to learn more about the current work of SPSSI members as well as its rich history.  Educators may wish to show them in class or provide links to students.  Check this page regularly for new additions.
 
 

Louis Penner

Former SPSSI President, Adjunct Research Scientist at the University of Michigan’s Research Center for Group Dynamics, and Senior Scientist at the Communication and Behavior Oncology Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute discusses his early interest in social psychology, his research on racial disparities in cancer treatment, and SPSSI's goals.
 

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Susan Fiske

SPSSI Council Member and Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University, describes her research on society's stereotyping of other groups, the importance of understanding different kinds of prejudice, and her early attraction to the work of SPSSI. 
 

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Documentaries

Highlights from other SPSSI Activities:
 

The Road to Community Partnerships, Toronto

The Road to Psychology-Community Partnerships: Collaborating on Social Issues for Social Change is a documentary on the challenges and benefits of community-based research (CBR). It documents a pre-conference site visit to two communities in Toronto organized in 2009 as part of SPSSI’s APA program.
 

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SPSSI at 75

2011 marks SPSSI's 75th year. To celebrate, an anniversary gala was held in Washington, DC on August 3, 2011. The video "SPSSI at 75" produced by Arlie Belliveau, was premiered during the gala.
 

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Research Summaries

 

Meagan Patterson discusses her research on children's views of race and the 2008 Presidential Election.  Read more here.

 


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Matthew Diemer explains his research on methods of conceptualizing & measuring social class in psychological research.  Read more here.

 


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Carol Kulik describes her research on how care recipients' work-life affects the psychological outcomes of both caregivers and care recipients, and how this relationship is moderated by the health of the care recipient.  Read more here.


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