The Society for the
Study of Social Issues




Congratulations to SPSSI's newly elected leaders! 

President-Elect: Stephanie Fryberg, University of Washington

Council-Elect: Phia Salter, Texas A&M University; Geoff Maruyama, University of Minnesota; Kristin Dukes, Allegheny College and Asia Eaton, Florida International University.

Salena Brody, University of Texas at Dallas has been elected council alternate.






  "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.





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





  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



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 editor Abby Folberg seek papers for a special issue tentatively titled International Perspectives on Women in the Workplace. Read more here. 

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