The Society for the
Study of Social Issues






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SPSSI is pleased to announce the United Nations has ended a campaign featuring Wonder Woman as an ambassador for women and girls, two months after the announcement was met with protests and a petition complaining that the fictional superhero was an inappropriate choice to represent female empowerment.

SPSSI members expressed outrage that the UN chose a fictional character to inspire women and girls worldwide after rejecting the call for woman to be appointed the next Secretary-General when there are many real-life women and girls who live inspiring lives from which to choose.





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.



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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