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5-8-2013

SPSSI and Social Psychology in the News

"The Color of Justice": Minority youth and the juvenile justice system.
SPSSI’s Jack Glaser is featured in a CPTV documentary on juvenile justice.

Study finds global shift in attitudes toward domestic violence.
Global attitudes about domestic violence changed dramatically during the first decade of the 2000s (PsychCentral).  

School culture impacts student violence.
Psychologists show the influence of school culture on violence (PsychCentral).  

The bystanders who could be heroes. 
SPSSI's Alice Eagly on bystander interventions in emergencies (New York Times).  

Narrowing the achievement gap with a psychological intervention.
How can we narrow academic achievement gaps?  (Scientific American).   

To attract more girls to STEM, bring more storytelling to science. 
Can we encourage more girls into STEM through storytelling? (Scientific American).  

On the Hill: News from the US Congress

April 23, 2013: H.R. 1668, To increase the number of tenant-based rental assistance vouchers made available for low-income families displaced by Hurricane Sandy.  Referred to Committee. Read more here. 

April 23, 2013: H.R. 1690, To amend title 18, United States Code, to remove knowledge of age as an element of the offense for the sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion. Referred to Committee. Read more here. 

April 24, 2013: H.R. 1710, To authorize the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative focusing on peace and nonviolence in global conflict resolution, and for other purposes. Referred to Committee. Read more here.

April 24, 2013: H.R. 1695, To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments. Referred to Committee. Read more here.

April 24, 2013: H.R. 1692, To require the development of a comprehensive strategy to end serious human rights violations in Sudan, to create incentives for governments and persons to end support of and assistance to the Government of Sudan, to reinvigorate genuinely comprehensive peace efforts in Sudan, and for other purposes. Referred to Committee. Read more here.

April 24, 2013: H.R. 1709, To authorize the Attorney General to award grants to eligible entities to prevent or alleviate community violence by providing education, mentoring, and counseling services to children, adolescents, teachers, families, and community leaders on the principles and practice of nonviolence. Referred to Committee. Read more here.

April 25, 2013: S. 815, A bill to prohibit the employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Referred to Committee. Read more here.

April 25, 2013: H.R. 1732,To amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to better enable State child welfare agencies to prevent human trafficking of children and serve the needs of children who are victims of human trafficking, and for other purposes. Referred to Committee. Read more here.

April 25, 2013: H.R. 1760, To establish an entrepreneur-based immigrant category for alien entrepreneurs who have completed or are  in the process of completing a degree in Science, Engineering, Math or a technology-related field. Referred to Committee. Read more here.

April 25, 2013: S. 833: A bill to amend subtitle B of title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to provide education for homeless children and youths, and for other purposes. Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

April 26, 2013: H.Con.Res. 36, Recognizing the disparate impact of climate change on women and the efforts of women globally to address climate change.  Referred to Committee. Read more here.

 

Further Resources

SPSSI fact sheets, policy statements, and events

Framing poverty as a social problem

SPSSI policy statement on climate change

Congressional hearing on human trafficking and transnational organized crime (organized by former James Marshall scholar Angel Colon-Rivera)

Other Policy Resources


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