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7-24-2013

SPSSI and Social Psychology in the News

How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle. How should we combat unconscious racism? NPR cites SPSSI's Brian Nosek and Mahzarin Banaji.

Raising Adopted Children: How Parents Cooperate Matters More Than Gay or Straight. SPSSI’s Rachel Farr and Charlotte Patterson on the importance of parental cooperation (Science Daily).

New Evidence Shows Link Between Childhood Trauma and Psychotic Experiences. Early trauma can have long-term psychological consequences (Science Daily).

Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults. What is the relationship between corporal punishment and longer-term health? (US News & World Report).

Legalese Aside, How Do We Talk About Race Nowadays? SPSSI’s Phil Goff speaks to NPR about our conversations on race. 

The Long-Term Harm Caused by Short-Term Exposure to Violence New international research investigates the effects of exposure to violence (Pacific Standard).

‘Reasonable Suspicion’ That Race Matters in the Immigration Debate.  Pacific Standard profiles new psychological research on race and immigration.

Violent Video Games Don’t Make Us Less Caring. Time cites SPSSI’s Brad Bushman in discussing new research on the effects of violent video games.

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

July 19, 2013: H.R. 2764, To provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

July 19, 2013: H.R. 2763, To reauthorize appropriations for the National Women’s Rights History Project Act.  Referred to Committee. Read more here.

July 19, 2013: H.R. 5, To support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes.  This bill passed in the House and goes to the Senate next for consideration. Read more here.

July 18, 2013: S. 1336, To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to permit States to require proof of citizenship for registration to vote in elections for Federal office.  The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the Senate as a whole for consideration.  Read more here.

July 18, 2013: S. 2721, To provide subsidized employment for unemployed, low-income adults, provide summer employment and year-round employment opportunities for low-income youth, and carry out work-related and educational strategies and activities of demonstrated effectiveness, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee. Read more here.

July 17, 2013: S. 1315, To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the Senate as a whole for consideration.  Read more here.

July 16, 2013: S. 1292: To prohibit the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the Senate as a whole for consideration. Read more here.

July 16, 2013: S. 1307To provide for evidence-based and promising practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention to help build individual, family, and community strength and resiliency to ensure that youth lead productive, safe, healthy, gang-free, and law-abiding lives.  Referred to Committee. Read more here.

July 11, 2013: S. 1290, To protect victims of stalking from gun violence.  Referred to Committee. Read more here.

July 10, 2013: H.R. 2648, To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the sale or other disposition of a firearm to, and the possession, shipment, transportation, or receipt of a firearm by, certain classes of high-risk individuals.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

July 10, 2013: S. 815, to prohibit the employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the Senate as a whole for consideration.  Read more here.

July 9, 2013: H.R. 2631, To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to criminalize unlawful presence.  Referred to CommitteeRead more here.

July, 9, 2013: S. 1228, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the current reduced interest rate for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans for 1 year, to modify required distribution rules for pension plans, and for other purposes.  The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the Senate as a whole for considerationRead more here.

July 8, 2013: H.R. 2624, To provide for enhanced protections for vulnerable unaccompanied alien children and female detainees.  Referred to Committee. Read more here.

Hearings

July 11, 2013: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: The State Department 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report. Watch the hearing here.

Event Report

June 30 - July 1, 2013: SPSSI policy workshop

Further Resources

SPSSI fact sheets, policy statements, and events

SPSSI immigration reform and psychology fact-sheet and references.

List of SPSSI experts on topics of legislative importance.

SPSSI policy statement on the psychological consequences of unemployment.


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