The Society for the
Psychological
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10/2/2013

 

SPSSI and Social Psychology in the News

How Being Poor Makes You Poor.  New book shows how poverty begets poverty (Pacific Standard).  

High Gun Ownership Makes Countries Less Safe, US Study Finds. New research investigates link between gun ownership, gun violence, and mental illness (The Guardian). 

New Report Finds That Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect, if Untreated, Can Last a Lifetime. National Academy of Sciences researchers, including SPSSI's Mary Dozier, find long-term effects of child-abuse (Washington Post). 

Whistling Vivaldi Won’t Save You.  What role did stereotyping play in the (response to the) shooting of Jonathan Ferrell?  (Slate).  

You Call That Aggressive?  Not Compared to Grand Theft Auto.  Can violent video games influence behavior through comparative evaluations? (Pacific Standard).  

Cross-Ethnic Friendships in Schools Make Youths Feel Less Vulnerable, Safer.  Psychologists investigate cross-ethnic friendships in middle schools (Science Daily).  

Environmentalism? Perhaps.  Environmentalists? Ewww!  SPSSI's Nadia Bashir investigates effects of angry activism (Pacific Standard).  

 

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

September 18, 2013: S. 1518, A bill improving outcomes for youth at risk for sex trafficking, and other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.  

September 18, 2013: H.R. 3130, To establish humane practices for the repatriation of aliens at the border, establish effective standards for the treatment of certain aliens in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here. 

September 20, 2013: H.R. 3163, To provide for comprehensive immigration reform, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.  

September 20, 2013: H.R. 3157, To ensure public access to published materials concerning scientific research and development activities funded by Federal science agencies.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.  

September 20, 2013: H.Con.Res. 57, Expressing the opposition of the Congress to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule establishing new source performance standards to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here. 

September 26, 2013: S. 1539, To require assurances that certain family planning service projects and programs will provide pamphlets containing the contact information of adoption centers.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.  

September 26, 2013: H.R. 3199, To safeguard military and civilian personnel on military bases by repealing bans on military personnel carrying firearms, and for other purposes.  Referred to Committee.  Read more here.  

 
Briefings

September 27, 2013: National Immigration Law Center,  A Path Out of Poverty (Immigration Reform and Its Impact on Low Income Immigrant Families)  Read more here.

 

Further Resources

SPSSI immigration fact-sheet

SPSSI call for gun violence research

SPSSI policy statement on climate change

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