The Society for the
Study of Social Issues




  New Virtual Issue

"The Caged Children Generation: When Governments Authorize the Practice of Child Maltreatment" is the latest Special Virtual Issue compiled to address the recent policy of forcibly separating thousands of immigrant children from their parents in an effort to deter immigrants without legal documents from entering the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The current virtual issue presents key articles from across SPSSI's journals and aims to inform public discourse on this national calamity using psychological science.

View Virtual Issue




Save the Date!

SPSSI would like to thank everyone who attended our 2018 Summer Conference in Pittsburgh! Mark your calendars for next year!

SPSSI 2019 Summer Conference
June 21-23, 2019
San Diego, CA





2018 Distinguished Service to SPSSI Awards

Congratulations to our 2018 Distinguished Service to SPSSI Awardees Susan Clayton, Susan Dudley, Chris Crandall and Richard Wiener!

To read more about our recipients, please click here. 







"Tell it Like it Is:

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Call to Behavioral Scientists"

The June 2018 edition of the Journal of Social Issues re-publishes Martin Luther King Jr.'s address to the APA 1967 Convention which came at the invitation of SPSSI as a way to compare and contrast the ways in which psychological research has succeeded and failed to "tell it like it is."


Read the new issue of JSI here.



SPSSI 2019 in San Diego

Save the Date! Our 2019 Summer Conference will be on June 21-23, 2019 in San Diego California. 

JSI Call for Proposals

The Journal of Social Issues (JSI) and special issue editors Dr. Karim Bettache and Prof. Chi-yue Chiu seek papers for an upcoming special issue on the Social Psychology of Neoliberalism. Read more here. 

What is SPSSI?

Click here to learn more about SPSSI in 90 seconds!

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