The Society for the
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SPSSI Responds to the Executive Order on Refugees

SPSSI has issued a statement in response to the U.S. President’s executive order on refugees, stressing that, “When our nation welcomes refugees (and immigrants, and international visitors more generally) regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity, we reap important social and economic rewards, advance our country’s commitment to human rights, and undermine efforts to radicalize both those outside of our borders and those within our borders.”

To read the statement and see what else SPSSI and SPSSI members are doing in this space, click here.




SPSSI Releases "Building Resilient Communities in the Face of Climate Change: A Resource for Local Communities"

This resource—created by a team of SPSSI members and prepared especially for community-based groups—provides information from the fields of psychology and other social sciences to help communities better understand and prepare for the adverse effects of climate change.




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. 



New SPSSI Release:

Building Resilient Communities in the Face of Climate Change: A Resource for Local Communities Read more.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a set of seventeen aspirational "Global Goals" with 169 targets between them.

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