The Society for the
Study of Social Issues







  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.





New JSI Alert 

Volume74, Issue3 Special Issue: Work as a Masculinity Contest

September 2018
Pages 422-448




Welcome to our new James Marshall Public Policy Fellow

Deborah Ojeda-Leitner, PhD, MA, was named as the 2018-2019 James Marshall Public Policy Fellow by the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). Dr. Ojeda-Leitner currently is working with the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security in the Office of Senator Bernard Sanders. Read more.




  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.

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SPSSI 2019 in San Diego

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

Fall 2018 Newsletter

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                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin