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.

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SPSSI's 2018 Summer Conference

Bridges to Justice: Building Coalitions and Collaborations Within and Beyond Psychology

June 29 - July 1, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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SPSSI is also offering various conference travel funding opportunities. Read more here. 





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. 






Congratulations to Alice Eagly, SPSSI's 2018 Kurt Lewin Award Winner

Her keynote address, "The Shaping of Science by Ideology: How Feminism Inspired, Led, and Constrained Scientific Understanding of Sex and Gender" will be featured at the 2018 SPSSI Summer Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Don’t miss it!

Read more about Dr. Eagly here. 




SPSSI 2018 in Pittsburgh

SPSSI's 2018 Summer Conference will take place June 29-July 1, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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. 

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