The Society for the
Study of Social Issues






A Call to Action in the Face of Tragedy

On Sunday, June 26, SPSSI hosted an informal discussion session at the conference in Minneapolis to acknowledge the Orlando shootings and their impact on SPSSI members and the community; to share resources and information about the responses of SPSSI so far; and to discuss future contributions that SPSSI and its members can make. Read More





In the Wake of Orlando, Hard Questions

The horrifying mass shooting earlier this month in an LGBT nightclub in Orlando raises hard questions about the prevalence of hate crimes against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals; the continuing persistence of gun violence; and the psychological factors that lead some people to commit radical acts of terror. Read more.




Upcoming Deadlines

Michele Alexander Early Career Award September 15th Deadline
Awarded in recognition of early career excellence in scholarship as well as in service.

New Award Opportunity! 
SPSSI Teaching Resources Award
September 30th Deadline
Award for teaching resources to reward innovative activities, assignments, and projects related to the psychological study of social issues. 





Congratulations new SPSSI Fellows!

These individuals are recognized for their unique and outstanding contributions to the psychological study of social issues and to SPSSI. Read More. 




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Opportunities at SPSSI UN

SPSSI welcomes applications from psychologists and graduate students to join the team of SPSSI Representatives at the United Nations in New York

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