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6-3-2013

SPSSI and Social Psychology in the News

Research uncovers cost of resiliency in kids.
Are there longer-term effects of resilience in low-income children? (Psypost) 

Mexican-American mothers' immigration status affects children, grandchildren.
What are the effects of parental immigration status on children's academic achievement?  (Science Codex)

Compassion can be cultivated.
How can we maximize altruistic behavior? (Pacific Standard)

The new (malevolent) ageism.
SPSSI's Susan Fiske on increasing ageism in the US (Huffington Post).

The gay guide to wedded bliss.
Will same-sex marriage differ from opposite-sex marriage? SPSSI's Charlotte Patterson & others contribute (The Atlantic).

How to expel hurtful stereotypes from classrooms across the country.
SPSSI's Geoffrey Cohen discusses how to scale up approaches to stereotype threat (Scientific American).

 

On the Hill: News from the US Congress

May 17, 2013: H.Res. 221, Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

May 20, 2013: S. 989, To eliminate the prerequisite of direct appropriations relating to collection of health data and to modify standards for measuring sexual orientation and gender identity.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

May 21, 2013: S. 744, To provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.  Reported by Committee.  Read more here.

May 21, 2013: S. 992, To provide for offices on sexual assault prevention and response under the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, to require reports on additional offices and selection of sexual assault prevention and response personnel, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

May 22, 2013: H.R. 3, To approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes.  Passed the HouseRead more here.

May 23, 2013: S. 1069, To prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.  Referred to CommitteeRead more here.

May 23, 2013: S. 1032, To amend title 10, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the Uniform Code of Military Justice related to sex-related offenses committed by members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

May 23, 2013: S. 1064, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare program.   Referred to CommitteeRead more here.

May 23, 2013: S. 1038, To eliminate racial profiling by law enforcement, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

May 23, 2013: House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice holds hearing on H.R. 1797, the "District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." Read more and watch video here.

Event Reports

Center for American Progress: The Case for Diverse Voices in Public Policy

Further Resources

SPSSI fact sheets, policy statements, and events

Policy summary: Sexual harassment in the military and the myth of victimization

Policy Summary: Subtyping ageism - policy issues in succession and consumption

Framing poverty as a social problem

Other policy resources


Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
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