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.







Looking Back at a Year of Congressional Lunch Seminars


In 2015, SPSSI hosted four Congressional Lunch Seminars on topics ranging from biased policing to the psychology of immigration. Read More





2016 SPSSI Speaker at NITOP

Dr. Debra Mashek has been selected to represent SPSSI at the 2016 National Institute for Teaching of Psychology Conference.  The 2017 Call for speaker nominations is now open.  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. 

SPSSI's Blog

Sound Science, Sound Policy. Insights on Social Issues
from Leading Psychologists. Click Here

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