SPSSI Questions/Comments? E-mail [email protected] The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is an international group of over 3500 psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues.
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In various ways, SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries. SPSSI affords social and behavioral scientists opportunities to apply their knowledge and insights to the critical problems of today's world in a variety of different ways: ~ SPSSI fosters and funds research on social issues through annual awards and programs of small research grants and disseminates research findings through its scholarly journals, sponsored books, specialized conferences, and its convention programs. ~ With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Society influences public policy through its publications and the advocacy efforts of its members, fellows, and staff. * SPSSI encourages public education and social activism on social issues and facilitates information exchange through its newsletter and electronic dsicussion groups. ~The Society's mission is extended to the global arena by a team of representatives who cover developments at UN headquarters in New York and Geneva. SPSSP has been represented at the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) since 1987. SPSSI serves as consultant to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOCOC). An independent society, SPSSI is also Division 9 of the American Psychological Association (APA) and an organizational affiliate of the American Psychological Society (APS). SPSSI members are not required to be members of APA or APS. We welcome the membership of anyone interested in the Society.

Mission: To generate, disseminate, and apply social science knowledge to address the problems of society.

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From @washingtonpost: People with #disabilities desperately need the #vaccine. But states disagree on when they’ll get i...
02/01/2021
People with disabilities desperately need the vaccine. But states disagree on when they’ll get it.

From @washingtonpost: People with #disabilities desperately need the #vaccine. But states disagree on when they’ll get it: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/01/13/disabled-coronavirus-vaccine-states/

Tens of thousands of Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from covid-19. Their parents, guardians and caregivers are struggling to get them vaccinated.

"Too often researchers are finding that research has little impact on policy and practice. There is even a phrase widely...
02/01/2021

"Too often researchers are finding that research has little impact on policy and practice. There is even a phrase widely used now to describe this situation: we have a loading dock problem." Read SPSSI President-Elect Dr. Linda Silka's latest column here: http://ow.ly/9A5t50Di9qa

Funding opp: The @AmPsychFdn Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford Grant provides up to $1,250 to support innovative work to support...
01/31/2021

Funding opp: The @AmPsychFdn Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford Grant provides up to $1,250 to support innovative work to support research focusing on the understanding, prevention and/or treatment of the consequences of exposure to traumatic events: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/blasey-ford

Hear from SPSSI's Communications Committee about upcoming webinars, SPSSI YouTube Videos, and SPSSI's blog, "Sound Scien...
01/29/2021

Hear from SPSSI's Communications Committee about upcoming webinars, SPSSI YouTube Videos, and SPSSI's blog, "Sound Science, Sound Policy": http://ow.ly/j72G50Di9iu @DrAsiaEaton @Ph_Dreaming @ashmv13

Please share: Are you a PhD or soon-to-be PhD who's interested in a policy-focused postdoc? Consider applying for SPSSI'...
01/28/2021

Please share: Are you a PhD or soon-to-be PhD who's interested in a policy-focused postdoc? Consider applying for SPSSI's Marshall #Fellowship Program! Apps due 3/22 www.spssi.org/marshallfellowship AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science American Psychological Association #highered #psychology #science #policy

"The difficulties of 2020 were not the result of fate or magic, but merely of the systems we have built, or failed to bu...
01/28/2021

"The difficulties of 2020 were not the result of fate or magic, but merely of the systems we have built, or failed to build." Read the latest SPSSI newsletter column from President @DrKeonWest of @GoldsmithsUoL: http://ow.ly/YjVI50Di98t

"As we begin another semester in our new pandemic reality, I have been considering the ways in which our lives—and our c...
01/27/2021

"As we begin another semester in our new pandemic reality, I have been considering the ways in which our lives—and our classrooms—have changed in the last year." Read more from SPSSI's new Forward Editor Dr. @sarahdherrmann of @WeberStateU: http://ow.ly/NGAa50Di90V

New Solicitation from #NIJ: Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice. First part of application due 3/29...
01/26/2021

New Solicitation from #NIJ: Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice. First part of application due 3/29/21 http://ow.ly/CdMN50DdzHn

Check out the latest issue of SPSSI's newsletter to learn more about our new editor @sarahdherrmann and to hear from SPS...
01/26/2021

Check out the latest issue of SPSSI's newsletter to learn more about our new editor @sarahdherrmann and to hear from SPSSI leaders, including President @DrKeonWest and President-Elect Dr. Linda Silka http://ow.ly/2bIm50Di8Uo

Reminder: Today is the last day to submit a proposal for the 2021 @APAconvention. Proposals due at 5 pm ET. https://conv...
01/26/2021
Call for Proposals - APA Convention 2021

Reminder: Today is the last day to submit a proposal for the 2021 @APAconvention. Proposals due at 5 pm ET. https://convention.apa.org/proposals

We are currently accepting proposals for APA 2020, the premier annual event showcasing the many ways psychology is helping improve lives and solve some of the world’s most intractable problems.

01/25/2021
Core Principles to Reframe Mental and Behavioral Health Policy

New resource from @CLASP_DC: Core Principles to Reframe Mental and Behavioral Health Policy http://ow.ly/mujl50DdHBl #MentalHealth #BehavioralHealth #HealthPolicy

CLASP's mental health work advances systems and policy change with an explicit focus on how a person's race and ethnicity affects how they interact with the health system. Without a direct understanding of how mental health and wellbeing are seen by those who are living in poverty, we cannot create....

Apply now for the Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Research Training Institute, which will take plac...
01/24/2021

Apply now for the Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Research Training Institute, which will take place 5/10-14. Apps due 2/14/21 http://chipsfellows.com/

New Solicitation from #NIJ: Research and Evaluation on #Policing Strategies for Civil Disturbances. First part of applic...
01/24/2021

New Solicitation from #NIJ: Research and Evaluation on #Policing Strategies for Civil Disturbances. First part of application due 3/29/21 http://ow.ly/qiiR50DdzxO

"While some child welfare systems have pivoted to a remote reality, advocates say it hasn’t been uniform or quick enough...
01/22/2021
Foster Care Was Always Tough. Covid-19 Made It Tougher.

"While some child welfare systems have pivoted to a remote reality, advocates say it hasn’t been uniform or quick enough for the country’s 400,000 #foster kids." http://ow.ly/ySgj50DdwJ3

While some child welfare systems have pivoted to a remote reality, advocates say it hasn’t been uniform or quick enough for the country’s 400,000 foster kids.

Join SPSSI on 2/17 at 4 pm ET for a webinar on Anti-Fat #Bias and Weight #Discrimination: Addressing Myths and Creating ...
01/22/2021

Join SPSSI on 2/17 at 4 pm ET for a webinar on Anti-Fat #Bias and Weight #Discrimination: Addressing Myths and Creating #Justice Through Research and Policy @DrAsiaEaton @paulabrochu @fatcritscholar @drhunger @andrealala89 @APA @APAGradStudents Register: http://ow.ly/OWub50DdyjH

#NIH OBSSR Early Stage Investigator Paper Competition awards recognize emerging scientists whose research reflects Dr. M...
01/21/2021

#NIH OBSSR Early Stage Investigator Paper Competition awards recognize emerging scientists whose research reflects Dr. Matilda White Riley’s vision of research excellence in health-related #behavioralscience and #socialscience. Submission deadline: 1/31 https://mwr.obssr.od.nih.gov/

"People of color are woefully underrepresented among top Senate staff. Even though people of color make up 40 percent of...
01/21/2021
After Georgia, Democrats Must Diversify Top Senate Staff - Morning Consult

"People of color are woefully underrepresented among top Senate staff. Even though people of color make up 40 percent of the U.S. population, they are only 11 percent of Senate personal office top staff..." http://ow.ly/2O2D50Ddw3c #DiversityandInclusion #Congress

One key step that can help ensure our laws, budget and appointments better reflect the diversity of our nation is for the new Senate to fix the lack of top staff diversity in the chamber.

On this day of #inauguration, a reminder that SPSSI is currently soliciting manuscripts for its upcoming issue of ASAP o...
01/20/2021

On this day of #inauguration, a reminder that SPSSI is currently soliciting manuscripts for its upcoming issue of ASAP on the social #psychology of the 2020 U.S. presidential #election. Manuscripts due 2/28 @WileyPsychology @chrisaberson www.spssi.org/asap

Want to be a reviewer for the SPSSI track of the 2021 @APAconvention? Reviewers should have some postbac training in #ps...
01/19/2021

Want to be a reviewer for the SPSSI track of the 2021 @APAconvention? Reviewers should have some postbac training in #psychology or a related field. Current grad students working toward a masters or doctorate are also eligible to serve. For more info: http://ow.ly/xZNP50DcrbG

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01/19/2021

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We hope you will join us for virtual conference events this summer, August 2-5, 2021.  A call for proposals is forthcomi...
01/19/2021

We hope you will join us for virtual conference events this summer, August 2-5, 2021. A call for proposals is forthcoming. Please stay tuned for these upcoming communications!

Apply for the SPSSI Innovative #Teaching Award, recognizing effective courses, assignments, or classroom activities addr...
01/18/2021

Apply for the SPSSI Innovative #Teaching Award, recognizing effective courses, assignments, or classroom activities addressing social issues. Recipients receive $1,000 and a plaque and will be recognized in the SPSSI newsletter. Apply by 3/1! http://ow.ly/k92T50D3YZ4 #HigherEd

NIMHD is Funding Research on #Vaccine Hesitancy and #HealthDisparities. First available due date is 2/5. http://ow.ly/rl...
01/17/2021

NIMHD is Funding Research on #Vaccine Hesitancy and #HealthDisparities. First available due date is 2/5. http://ow.ly/rlQa50D3ZFL

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***Call for Papers: Public Psychology: Cultivating Socially Engaged Science for the 21st Century*** American Psychologist invites submissions for a special issue on psychology’s role in social transformation, including research, advocacy, and practice that foregrounds psychologists’ roles as agents of positive social change. The goal of this special issue is to animate scholarly reflection on the theory and practice of "public psychology." If the "citizen psychologist" initiative encouraged psychologists to re-imagine their individual responsibilities to pursue the public good, public psychology suggests a paradigmatic shift in how psychologists cultivate the relationship(s) between science and society. The aim of this issue is to provoke, analyze, and explore the shape and content of public psychology as an emergent framework for imagining psychology otherwise, and for opening creative spaces for charting the future of the discipline with a renewed commitment to the promotion of justice, health, and equity across registers of social life. Important Dates -- 2-page abstract due: May 1, 2020 -- Invitation to submit a full-length manuscript will be sent: June 1, 2020 -- Deadline for manuscript submission based on approved abstracts: September 1, 2020 https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/amp/call-for-papers-public-psychology
Student research grant opportunity! The Janet Shibley Hyde grant has a call for proposals for the spring 2020 semester. This is a $500 grant for doctoral psychology students to support feminist research. Along with the application materials, a one-page statement articulating the study's relevance to feminist goals and importance to feminist research is required. The due date for this semester is March 15, 2020. For a complete list of requirements, applicants can visit the website for more information (https://www.apadivisions.org/division-35/awards/hyde). If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Dr. Alexandra Zelin ([email protected]) or Dr. Stephanie Parisien ([email protected]). Thank you!
Come join our fabulous team! The VCU Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) and Director of Faculty Success, in the Office of the Provost, anticipate hiring two full-time Senior Faculty Development Specialists. The CTLE seeks professionals with expertise in one or more of the following: a) high-impact, active, experiential and applied learning; b) diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice pedagogies; c) scholarship of teaching and learning; d) technology in teaching and learning. Applications should be submitted by January 30, 2020 for full consideration. https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/96102
Your article "The Road to Psychopathology: Neoliberalism and the Human Mind" by Peter Beattie is great! We really enjoyed the reading! 😁😁 We thought you would definitely be interested in our latest blog post "WHAT DOES IT LAY BEHIND THE THIN VEIL OF OUR FREE AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY?” 🤩🤩🤩 👉👉👉 Check it out and share your thoughts with us:
Join our university in Austin, Texas! Our department is hiring for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology, with open specialty, to begin in August 2020. For information about the position and to apply, please visit:
Dear colleagues, I am excited to announce the publication of my new book which may be of interest to some of you. How do people make sense of distant international events? Why are some representations more appealing than others? What do they mean for how societies imagine themselves? The book captures evidence of self-idealising and self-affirming political imagining in how the general public in the West and Russia understood the Arab uprisings. I make an argument both about and beyond this particular case. The book is currently on sale with 30% discount with code RLIJUL19 on the publisher's website.
#SPSSICon19 Comin to ya, on a dusty road
WOMEN & THERAPY CALL FOR PAPERS SPECIAL ISSUE: Resistance & Recovery in the #metoo era ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 2nd, 2019 Special Issue Editors: Kate Richmond, Ph.D. & Nicki Johnson, Ph.D. With the increased visibility of movements such as #NoMore, #TimesUp, and #MeToo, and the public showcase of accused perpetrators becoming elected to the highest offices in the United States (e.g., Brett Kavanaugh’s election to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump’s election to the Presidency), psychologists are resisting and responding to sexual violence in a highly charged political landscape. This Special Issue seeks to capture the research and knowledge regarding sexual violence in the wake of heightened experiences of social/political hostility. Examples of topics include conducting therapy, teaching, training, or supervising students and/or developing campus-wide or community-based interventions during times of social/political unrest. Additional topics of interest are how psychologists have coped with their own emotions/thoughts/relationships and if practices of restorative justice and radical hope have been or could be successful. The editors invite abstract submissions of quantitative and/or qualitative works. We also invite abstract submissions of theoretical pieces, review papers, and best practices. Submitted abstracts should contain original and unpublished work and must be written in English. Preferences in the selection and review process will be given to potential manuscripts that attend to contexts and critical analysis/integration of intersectional theory. Furthermore, manuscripts will be evaluated on their incorporation of principles from feminist theories and clinical practice, including feminist approaches in working with populations most at risk for experiencing sexual violence (e.g., college students, women in the military, indigenous/Native American women, bisexual women, transgender women and non-binary individuals, women with disabilities, girls and women with histories of sexual abuse, etc). Submission Instructions: Interested authors should submit (1) a title page and (2) a 2 to 4-page abstract to the special issue editors at [email protected] by 8/2/19. Submissions should follow APA style (6th Edition). The special issue editors will review abstracts and select 13 for further development. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to develop full papers. In addition to review by the special issue editors, papers will be subjected to the regular W&T peer-review process. Questions about special issue may be directed to editors at [email protected] and [email protected].
Join us in Tacoma --- we have a terrific line-up including keynote speakers Valerie B. Jarrett, Jeff Chang, Alica Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Brian Cladoosby. Registration is open.
Morning Colleagues, Has SPSSI leadership planned any or do they know of events/demonstrations in support of Antwon Rose and his family? I’m headed to the Pittsburgh on Friday morning.
The University of Illinois at Chicago will be hosting this years MIDWEST ECO CONFERENCE! October 26-October 28. RSVP TODAY!! http://bit.ly/RSVP_ECO2018
Anyone going to the conference and looking to save a little money by sharing a room?