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SPSSI Conferences SPSSI's 2021 Virtual Conference:  August 2-5, 2021.

Changing the System: Social Research and Action to Reshape the World We Live in

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This year has thrown a harsh spotlight on the systemic factors that shape our ostensibly individual behaviors and outcomes. Choices around work, leisure, childcare, travel, and relationships have been forcibly adapted to new pressures or revealed new aspects of themselves against a starkly different background. Social psychology and its related disciplines are well versed in the systems that affect us all, whether based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or a number of other factors. Perhaps the silver lining of exposing the fragility of our current systems is the reminder of their malleability and of our power to reshape them. This year’s SPSSI Conference invited contributions that focus on changes to these systems, methods of implementing them, and the possible consequences of these changes. Across a variety of approaches—traditionally empirical, policy-based, critical, etc.—we welcomed contributions that boldly reframe not only the solutions to contemporary social issues, but even our understanding of what those issues may be.  

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Download both the Agenda At A Glance and the Conference Meeting Guide here:


Conference Highlights:

(Left to right: Dr. Keon West, Dr. Linda Silka, Jeryl D. Hayes, JD, LL.M., Lisa Brunner)


On 8.5. SPSSI celebrated 85!  on the final day of our conference there was a special screening of the very first public release of our short film "Celebrating 85 Years of SPSSI."  The session took place August 5th 4:00-4:30pm EDT.  The screening was followed by a live Q&A with our featured scholars and Past Presidents, Dr. James Jones and Dr. Michele Wittig.  Click here to learn more about the film.



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2021 Conference Rates Information Page

We understand this is a challenging time for so many.  Hardship requests and waivers will certainly be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

2021 Conference Program Chairs:

Dr. Alaina Brenick
 University of Connecticut

Dr. Andrea Miller
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Dr. Roxanne Moadel-Attie
U.S. Census Bureau


We hope to see you in Puerto Rico in 2022!  Save the date!

Past SPSSI Conferences:

SPSSI presents special programming each year at the APA Convention as well. Find more information here.

We are also proud to join with the European Association for Social Psychology (EASP) and with the Society of Australian Social Psychologists (SASP) to co-sponsor small joint meetings on selected topics.