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Title of Address

2017-2018

Wendy Williams

Considering Carnegie’s Legacy in the Time of Trump: A Science and Policy Agenda

2016-2017

Chris Crandall

 

2015-2016

Susan Clayton

Social Issues and Personal Life: Considering the Environment

2014-2015

Alice Eagly

When Passionate Advocates Meet Social Science Data, Does the Honest Broker Stand a Chance?

2013-2014

Dominic Abrams

Beyond ‘Who is Prejudiced’: The Role of Extremity, Dangerous Deviance and Daring Dissent in Social Stasis and Change

2012-2013

Allen Omoto

Becoming a Social Issues Psychologist 

2011-2012

Maureen O'Connor

Embodied Social Justice: Warm Tea, Flexed Muscles, and Enacting SPSSI’s Mission

2010-2011

James S. Jackson

SPSSI Then and Now: Charting a Future for Scientifically Informed Social Action

2009-2010

Eugene Borgida

Reflections of Schachter Grandson Working Under the Voodoo Spell of Lewinian Action Research

2008-2009

Susan Opotow

How This Was Possible: Interpreting the Holocaust 

2007-2008

Daniel Perlman

Social Issues and Personal Relationships

2006-2007

Irene H. Frieze

Social Policy, Feminism, and Research on Violence in Close Relationships

2005-2006

Marybeth Shinn

Waltzing with a Monster: Bringing Research to Bear on Public Policy

2003-2004

James M. Jones

From Racial Inequality to Social Justice: The Legacy of Brown vs. Board and Lessons Learned from South Africa

2004-2005

Kay Deaux

A Nation of Immigrants: Living Our Legacy

2002-2003

Louis Penner

Volunteerism and Social Problems: Making Things Better or Worse?

2001-2002

Geoffrey Maruyama

Disparities in Educational Opportunities and Outcome: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

2000-2001

Jennifer Crocker

The Costs of Seeking Self-Esteem

1999-2000

John F. Dovidio

On the nature of contemporary prejudice: The third wave

1998-1999

Rhoda Unger

Outsiders Inside: Positive Marginality and Social Change 

1997-1998

Barbara Gutek

no address published

1996-1997

Dalmas Taylor

Affirmative action: A compelling state interest 

1995-1996

Michele Andrisin Wittig

Taking affirmative action in education and employment 

1994-1995

Virgina O'Leary

no address published

1993-1994

Stuart Oskamp

Applying social psychology to avoid ecological disaster

1992-1993

Sally A. Shumaker (address co-authored by Teresa Rust Smith)

The politics of women’s health 

1991-1992

Faye J. Crosby

Why complain? 

1990-1991

Stanley Sue

Ethnicity and mental health: Research and policy issues 

1989-1990

Jacqueline D. Goodchilds

Whatever...

1988-1989

Seymour Feshbach 

Psychology, human violence, and the search for peace: Issues in Science and social values

1987-1988

Jeffrey Z. Rubin

Some wise and mistaken assumptions about conflict and negotiation

1986-1987

Phyllis Katz

Children and Social Issues

1985-1986

Joseph McGrath

Continuity and change: Time, method, and the study of social issue

1984-1985

Marilynn Brewer

Experimental research and social policy: Must it be rigor versus relevance?

1983-1984

Lois Wladis Hoffman

The changing genetics/socialization balance

1982-1983

Martha T. Mednick

SPSSI, advocacy for social change, and the future: A historical look

1981-1982

Clara Mayo

no address published

1980-1981

Leonard Bickman

The Evaluation of Prevention Programs

1979-1980

Cynthia Deutsch

The Behavioral Scientist: Insider and Outsider

1978-1979

June Louin Tapp

Psychological and Policy Perspectives on the Law: Reflections on a Decade

1977-1978

Lawrence Wrightsman

The American Trial Jury on Trial: Empirical Evidence and Procedural Modifications

1976-1977

Ezra Stotland

White Collar Criminals

1975-1976

Harry Triandis

The Future of Pluralism

1974-1975

Albert Pepitone

Social Psychological Perspectives on Crime and Punishment

1973-1674

Bertram Raven

The Nixon Group

1972-1973

Harold Proshansky

The Environmental Crisis in Human Dignity

1971-1972

Marcia Guttentag

Children in Harlem's Community Controlled Schools

1970-1971

Robert Kahn

The Justification of Violence: Social Problems and Social Solutions

1969-1970

Robert Chin

no address published

1968-1969

Martin Deutsch

Organizational and Conceptual Barriers to Social Change

1967-1968

Thomas Pettigrew

Racially Separate or Together?

1966-1967

Milton Rokeach

A Theory of Organization and Change within Value-Attitude Systems

1965-1966

Jerome Frank

Galloping technology: A new social disease

1964-1965

Herb Kelman

The social consequences of social research: A new social issue

1963-1964

Jerome Bruner

Education as a social invention

1962-1963

John French

The social environment and mental health

1958-1959

M. Brewster Smith

no address published

1957-1958

Nevitt Sanford

no address published

1952-1953

Dorwin Cartwright

no address published

1951-1952

Stuart Cook

no address published

1943-1944

Gordon Allport

no address published