The Society for the
Study of Social Issues






Dr. Dionne Stephens

Join SPSSI in congratulating Dionne Stephens who has been awarded the American Psychological Associations’ Shining Star Award for her outstanding research and teaching in the area of multicultural psychology and diversity.

See past Member Spotlights here







SPSSI Webinar Series

The SPSSI Graduate Student Committee hosted a webinar, "A Glimpse at a Future Career in Policy" featuring Chelsea Crittle, SPSSI's 2018 Dalmas Taylor Fellow. It is now available on SPSSI's YouTube channel.







Washington State Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional: Cites Implicit Bias in Ruling

SPSSI members Banaji and Greenwald were recognized with the Lewin Award in 2016 for their groundbreaking work on implicit bias which has been used in various sectors including law, education and healthcare. In fact, this month the State of Washington declared the use of the death penalty unconstitutional citing implicit bias. 
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  New Virtual Special Issue

We have a new VSI up online. The virtual issue “Can Psychology Save the Planet as We Know It? Environment as a Site of Social Issues” is now live on Wiley Online Library.

Read the virtual issue here.




SPSSI 2019 in San Diego

Join us for our 2019 Summer conference! Click here for more info. 

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Want to catch up with SPSSI? Read all the latest news in our Winter 2018 Newsletter!

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Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin