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7-3-2013

SPSSI and Social Psychology in the News

Are Two Dads Better Than One?
CBS cites SPSSI's Charlotte Patterson on same-sex parenting.

Babies Seeing Violence Show Aggression Later
What are the long-term effects of witnessing parental domestic violence? (Science Daily)

Don't Blame Your Unconscious Mind For Your Own Actions
How much do implicit attitudes actually affect us?  (NPR)

Finding the Connection Between Prosperity, Compassion, and Happiness
SPSSI's Rudy Mendoza Denton speaks to PBS' News Hour about community ties, and the link between money and happiness.

You're Probably Not As Conservative As You Think
Psychologists show that conservative identification does not equal conservative attitudes (Pacific Standard).

HUD Study Finds Same-Sex Discrimination in Rental Housing Market
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development uncovers LGBT discrimination (U.S. News & World Report).

Aging Stereotypes Can Hurt Older Adults Memory
How can stereotype threat both help and harm older adults? (Science Daily)


On the Hill: News from the U.S. Congress

June 27, 2013: H.R. 2131, To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enhance American competitiveness through the encouragement of high-skilled immigration, and for other purposes.  Sent to the House as a whole for considerationRead more here.

June 27, 2013: S. 1249, To rename the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of the Department of State the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and to provide for an Assistant Secretary to head such Bureau, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

June 27, 2013: H.R. 2541, To allow certain off-duty law enforcement officers and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm to protect children in a school zone.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

June 27, 2013: S. 744, To provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.  This bill passed in the Senate and goes to the House next for consideration.  Read more here.

June 27, 2013: H.R. 1864, To amend tile 10, United States Code, to require an Inspector General investigation of allegation of retaliatory personnel actions taken in response to making protected communications regarding sexual assault.  This bill passed in the House and goes to the Senate next for considerationRead more here.

June 26, 2013: H.R. 2516, To establish dual language education programs in low-income communities.  Referred to CommitteeRead more here.

June 26, 2013: S. 1236/H.R. 2523, To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage.  Referred to Committees.  Read more here and here.

June 26, 2013: H.R. 2527, To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans with counseling and treatment for sexual trauma that occurred during inactive duty training.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

June 21, 2013: S. 162, To reauthorize and improve the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004.  Sent to the Senate as a whole for consideration.  Read more here.

June 20, 2013: H.R. 2465, To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

June 18, 2013: H.R. 2278, To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve immigration law enforcement within the interior of the United States, and for other purposes.  Sent it the House as a whole for considerationRead more here.

June 18, 2013: H.R. 1797, To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.  This bill was passed in the House and goes to the Senate next for consieration.  Read more here.
 

Event Reports

Center for Amerian Progress: Immigrants and their children in the future workforce
 

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

SPSSI fact-sheet on lesbian and gay parenting

Other policy resources


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