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Summer Policy Workshop

June 30th - July 1st, 2013

Washington, D.C.

On June 30 and July 1, SPSSI hosted an inaugural policy workshop, co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, The Society for Community Research and Action, the Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology, and the American Psychology-Law Society.

  Participants gathered for two days at the American Psychological Association's D.C. headquarters to learn how to get more involved in policy work. The workshop featured panel presentations and interactive sessions with information on how to communicate psychological research in public policy work, in legal settings and to the general public, and learned about policy-related fellowship opportunities and careers. See the full agenda here.


Participant Comments

"This was an amazing and pivotal experience for me at this point in my education & career.  I very much hope you will continue to offer this workshop.  I cannot say enough wonderful things!"

"The workshop was the most useful workshop I have attended. Very helpful!...This has had a great impact in my development and future opportunities that I will seek."

" I couldn’t believe how much I did not know when I arrived here (even being around a while and being relatively active in policy)."


Based on enthusiastic support and thoughtful feedback, SPSSI is in the process of planning future programs.

Follow the links below to view select workshop presentations:

David Chavis, Ph.D., Community Science: Transforming Public Policy into Community Change

Nida Corry, Ph.D., Public Interest Government Relations Office, American Psychological Association: APA Policy Fellowship Opportunities

Cathy Cozzarelli, Ph.D., Europe & Eurasia Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development: Being a Social Scientist at USAID

Margaret Bull Kovera, Ph.D., Psychology Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Communicating the Science of Psychology: Expert Testimony

Ken Maton, Ph.D., Psychology Department, University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Influencing Social Policy: A Community Psychology Perspective

Katya Migacheva, Ph.D., Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Current James Marshall Fellow, SPSSI: James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship

Salaeha Shariff, Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, American Association for the Advancement of Science: Monumental Opportunities at the Intersection of Science and Policy