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8-1-2013

SPSSI and Social Psychology in the News

When College Diversity Delivers Benefits. What are the effects of diversity in universities?

Three Men, Thee Ages.  Which Do You Like? SPSSI’s Susan Fiske and Michael North on age discrimination in the workplace (New York Times).

Why Men Need Women. SPSSI President-Elect Alice Eagly and others on the benefits to men of female family members (New York Times).

Status and Stress.  SPSSI's Nancy Adler and others on early-life inequality, stress, and health (New York Times).

PTSD After Traumatic Events: Which Teens Are At Risk?  New research investigates risk factors for PTSD (Science Daily).

Why We See Guns That Aren't There.  Scientific American cites SPSSI's Joshua Correll on race-based shooter-bias.

Why 'Occupy Wall Street' Fizzled.  SPSSI's Chadly Stern on the limitations of liberal protest movements (Huffington Post).

Threat of Arrest and Punishment May Not Deter Illegal Immigration.  New research uncovers the limitations of current unauthorized immigration policy.

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

July 31, 2013: H.R. 1911, Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013.  This bill was passed by Congress and goes to the President nextRead more here.

July 31, 2013: S. 1408, To address the dramatic increase of HIV/AIDS in minority communities.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

July 31, 2013: H.R. 2874, To ensure that the United States promotes women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes undertaken in order to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict and implements the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

July 30, 2013: H.R. 2851, To eliminate racial profiling by law enforcement, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

July 30, 2013: S. 134, To arrange for the National Academy of Sciences to study the impact of violent video games and violent video programming on children.  The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the Senate as a whole for consideration.  Read more here.

July 25, 2013: H.R. 2831, To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny any deduction for  marketing directed at children to promote the consumption of food of poor nutritional quality.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

July 25, 2013: H.R. 2834, To include under Federal laws granting rights and responsibilities to married couples other couples in other legal unions similar to marriage, including domestic partnerships and civil unions.  Referred to committee.  Read more here.

July 25, 2013: H. Res 318, Expressing disapproval over the gun violence plaguing America's communities, and calling on Congress to enact comprehensive reforms that reduce gun violence.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

July 24, 2013: H.R. 2805, To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the range of conduct punished as sex trafficking, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

July 24, 201: H.R. 2812, To encourage States to prohibit "stand your ground" laws and require neighborhood watch programs to register with local law enforcement agencies and the Department of Justice, to direct the Attorney General to study such laws, and for other purposes.  Referred to committee.  Read more here.

July 23, 2013: S. 1337, To promote the tracing of firearms used in crimes, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.

July 22, 2013: H.R. 2770, 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.

Hearings

July 23, 2013: House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security: Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children.  Watch the hearing here.

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.

Congressional hearing on technology and trafficking 


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