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Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy

Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP) is an outlet for psychological and social science scholarship with implications for social action and policy. Under the guidance of Editor Chris Aberson and an international editorial board, ASAP serves a global audience that includes policymakers and advocates as well as social scientists, students, and the public at large. Articles are published electronically as soon as they are accepted for publication.

Recent articles in ASAP have examined social psychological methods in the study of economic and social justice including ageism, heterosexism, racism, sexism, status quo bias, and other forms of discrimination; social problems such as climate change, extremism, homelessness, inter-group conflict, natural disasters, poverty, and terrorism; and social ideals such as democracy, empowerment, equality, health, and trust. Additionally, ASAP includes reviews of recently published books and other media of interest to SPSSI members and the broader community concerned with policy issues.  

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Call for Papers: The Social Psychology of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. This collection will be the fifth in ASAP's series on U. S. Presidential elections, continuing a tradition that began with our collection on the 2004 election and continued with the 2008, 2012, and 2016 campaigns. Manuscripts due April 30, 2021. 

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