The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


SPSSI Past-President



Chris Crandall is Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas. He received a B.S in Psychology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Yale University, Connecticut College, Fort Leavenworth, the University of Florida, and since 1992 at the University of Kansas.

He was Editor of Dialogue, a section editor of Social and Personality Psychology Compass, Associate Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has been on the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Social Issues. He has appeared on The Jane Pauley Show with best-selling author Jennifer Weiner and actress Ashlie Atkinson (making his Kevin Bacon Number = 3).

His research interests have included social pressures and eating disorders, prejudice against fat people, the psychology of attributions, the acceptance of torture, acceptance of the status quo, psychological foundations of political ideology, and the earliest stages of friendship.



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