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SPSSI Responds

SPSSI has released a letter written by President Wendy R. Williams in response to the Las Vegas Massacre. Read the full letter here.




Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Covarrubias

SPSSI has selected Dr. Rebecca Covarrubias as the 2017 Michele Alexander Early Career Award Winner. Learn more about Dr. Covarrubias here. 




SPSSI Responds

In September of 2017, SPSSI commended a bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators for introducing a Joint Resolution—passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law—that condemns the violence perpetuated in Charlottesville, VA by white supremacists and other hate groups. Read SPSSI's response here.




Kids Who See Hollywood Gunplay More Likely to Pull the Trigger

SPSSI 2017 Kurt Lewin co-award winner, Dr. Brad Bushman was featured in Scientific American discussing his recent research, “Deadly Child’s Play: Exposure to Gun Violence in Movies Increases Interest in Real Guns. 

Learn more about the research in an article written by Dr. Bushman for SPSSI's Summer 2017 newsletter, The Forward.



SPSSI 2018 in Pittsburgh

SPSSI's 2018 Summer Conference will take place June 29-July 1, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. We are now accepting proposals.

SPSSI at APA Convention

Proposals for the 2018 APA Convention can now be submitted online at:

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