The Society for the
Study of Social Issues






What is SPSSI?

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It's No Wonder

By Tomi-Ann Roberts, PhD
It seems like some sort of cruel joke that, only weeks after revelations of a United States candidate for president’s dehumanizing views of girls and women as nothing but sexual body parts to objectify and violate, the United Nations should select a highly sexualized comic book fantasy figure as their inspiration for female empowerment.
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Toward LGBTQ Non-discrimination and Inclusivity:

A SPSSI Congressional Seminar

On October 25, Drs. Kim A. Case and Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal spoke before an audience of 100 congressional staffers and policy professionals to summarize what we know about discrimination against LGBTQ-identified individuals, and how public policy might address some of the adverse outcomes that result. To read more about this event and to download the slides, click here. 





Congratulations to our 2017 Kurt Lewin Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2017 Co-Recipients! Dr. Craig Anderson and Dr. Brad Bushman will give their Lewin Address to SPSSI Summer Conference attendees in Albuquerque, New Mexico June 23-25, 2017.



You shop, SPSSI benefits!

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Opportunities at SPSSI UN

SPSSI welcomes applications from psychologists and graduate students to join the team of SPSSI Representatives at the United Nations in New York

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