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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NSF invites public participation in discussion on the evolving role of #onlinelearning - Listening session to be held 1/...
01/02/2021

NSF invites public participation in discussion on the evolving role of #onlinelearning - Listening session to be held 1/8/21 from 11 am - 2 pm http://ow.ly/nenv50CVAbY

#NSF is seeking interdisciplinary project ideas on understanding the #brain. Read their "Dear Colleague" letter here: ht...
01/01/2021

#NSF is seeking interdisciplinary project ideas on understanding the #brain. Read their "Dear Colleague" letter here: http://ow.ly/jqm250CSLcW

NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to study the root causes of #school #violence to inclu...
12/31/2020

NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to study the root causes of #school #violence to include the impact and effectiveness of grants made under the STOP School Violence Act. Two-step proposal process. First deadline: 2/22/21https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/o-nij-2021-44008.pdf

Policy Opportunity! The Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (established by the Foundations for Evidence-Ba...
12/30/2020

Policy Opportunity! The Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (established by the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018) has issued a general solicitation of comments from the public to inform its work. Input due 2/9/21 http://ow.ly/6yLi50CSL93

ICYMI: Watch the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' Eddie Williams Future of Black Communities Leadership ...
12/29/2020
The Joint Center's 50th Anniversary Eddie Williams Future of Black Communities Leadership Summit Full Program - Joint Center

ICYMI: Watch the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' Eddie Williams Future of Black Communities Leadership Summit https://jointcenter.org/50th-anniversary-watch-full-program/

To mark the historic occasion of our 50th anniversary, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies convened Black thought leaders, academics, elected officials, and other stakeholders to help frame the economic policy agenda for Black America for the next four years. The Eddie Williams Futur...

Congratulations to the recipients of SPSSI's 2020 Researchers in the Global South Grants Program in its debut year: Akan...
12/29/2020

Congratulations to the recipients of SPSSI's 2020 Researchers in the Global South Grants Program in its debut year: Akanksha Adya, Monisha Dhingra, Aleksandra Lazić, Sheri Levy, and Luisa Fernanda Ramírez!

http://ow.ly/N3Y050CTjLD

NIJ seeks proposals related to "Research and Evaluation on #Trafficking of Persons." There's a two-step process for subm...
12/29/2020

NIJ seeks proposals related to "Research and Evaluation on #Trafficking of Persons." There's a two-step process for submitting a proposal, with the first deadline being 2/22/21 #MMIWGhttps://nij.ojp.gov/funding/O-NIJ-2021-45007.pdf

Virtual event open to the public: The #NIH Science of Behavior Change Capstone Conference (Feb 22-23) will celebrate ten...
12/28/2020

Virtual event open to the public: The #NIH Science of Behavior Change Capstone Conference (Feb 22-23) will celebrate ten years of this program. For more info: http://ow.ly/Govm50CSKU8

Newly released report: Broken Promises: How the Department of Education’s Failures and Industry’s Abuses Deny FFEL Borro...
12/27/2020
Broken Promises: How the Department of Education’s Failures and Industry’s Abuses Deny FFEL Borrowers Public Service Loan Forgiveness - Student Borrower Protection Center

Newly released report: Broken Promises: How the Department of Education’s Failures and Industry’s Abuses Deny FFEL Borrowers Public Service Loan Forgiveness #studentloans #HigherEd https://protectborrowers.org/ffel_reportlp/

This report examines the challenges that borrowers with Federal Family Education Loans face when seeking to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).

Deadline extended! NIJ's Research Assistantship Program, an annual opportunity for doctoral students to get applied rese...
12/26/2020

Deadline extended! NIJ's Research Assistantship Program, an annual opportunity for doctoral students to get applied research experience in criminal #justice - Apply by 1/25/21 http://ow.ly/SCvj50CSAKu

Congratulations to the 2020 Michele Alexander Early Career Award winner, Sarah Gaither (Duke University)!http://ow.ly/i4...
12/25/2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Michele Alexander Early Career Award winner, Sarah Gaither (Duke University)!

http://ow.ly/i4AZ50CTHcc

Why paying people to be vaccinated could backfire: Some economists and politicians have proposed offering financial ince...
12/25/2020
Why Paying People to Be Vaccinated Could Backfire

Why paying people to be vaccinated could backfire: Some economists and politicians have proposed offering financial incentives, but that risks sending an unintended message http://ow.ly/JFtP50CSzmk

Some economists and politicians have proposed offering financial incentives, but that risks sending an unintended message.

"Remember that the public is fraying. And consider the possibility that when huge numbers of people indicate through the...
12/24/2020
The Danger of Assuming That Family Time Is Dispensable

"Remember that the public is fraying. And consider the possibility that when huge numbers of people indicate through their actions that seeing loved ones in person is nonnegotiable, they need practical ways to reduce risk that go beyond 'Just say no.'" http://ow.ly/R8jM50CSyz4

Americans who are desperate to see their loved ones need advice that goes beyond “Just say no.”

Congratulations to SPSSI'S 2020 Clara Mayo Grant recipients: Ekin Birdir (The University of Kansas), Ellen Reinhart (Sta...
12/24/2020

Congratulations to SPSSI'S 2020 Clara Mayo Grant recipients: Ekin Birdir (The University of Kansas), Ellen Reinhart (Stanford University), and Meredith Whitfield (Western Kentucky University)!

http://ow.ly/L7Ji50CTH4E

New from Brookings: Data from a recent survey indicates that the impact of #COVID19 on #homeowners not only still exists...
12/24/2020
Housing inequality gets worse as the COVID-19 pandemic is prolonged

New from Brookings: Data from a recent survey indicates that the impact of #COVID19 on #homeowners not only still exists, but it has significantly worsened, especially among Black and Hispanic households and young adults. #EquityFlattensTheCurve #housing http://ow.ly/bO1o50CR65e

Yung Chun and Michal Grinstein-Weiss share survey data indicating that the impact of COVID-19 on homeowners not only still exists, but has significantly worsened, especially among Black and Hispanic households and young adults.

#COVID19 is devastating communities of color. Can #vaccines counter racial #inequity? As states wrestle with whether to ...
12/22/2020
Covid-19 is devastating communities of color. Can vaccines counter racial inequity?

#COVID19 is devastating communities of color. Can #vaccines counter racial #inequity? As states wrestle with whether to prioritize essential workers or the elderly, #Tennessee is setting aside shots for especially vulnerable areas. #EquityFlattensTheCurve http://ow.ly/kEgW50CR4mw

Public health officials are endeavoring to make sure inoculation against a virus that has ravaged communities of color — killing 1 in 1,000 Black Americans by the fall — gets to the people at greatest risk.

One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the #coronavirus, a rate more...
12/21/2020
1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died

One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the #coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. 1,700 prisoners have died. #COVID19 #Justice http://ow.ly/FNyI50CR3Zy

One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population

Apply now to be the SPSSI Speaker at the 2022 National Institute for the #Teaching of #Psychology. Apps due 1/15/21: htt...
12/21/2020

Apply now to be the SPSSI Speaker at the 2022 National Institute for the #Teaching of #Psychology. Apps due 1/15/21: http://spssi.org/NITOP NITOP American Psychological Association

Another new funding opportunity from NIJ: Research on #JuvenileJustice Topics. Proposals due 2/25/21. For more info: htt...
12/20/2020

Another new funding opportunity from NIJ: Research on #JuvenileJustice Topics. Proposals due 2/25/21. For more info:https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/O-NIJ-2021-400003.pdf

New funding opportunity from NIJ: Research and Evaluation on Promising #Reentry Initiatives. Proposals due 2/25/21. #Jus...
12/19/2020

New funding opportunity from NIJ: Research and Evaluation on Promising #Reentry Initiatives. Proposals due 2/25/21. #Justice #Research http://ow.ly/3P0C50CMeRR

From NSF: ‘Build and Broaden’ fuels innovative research at minority-serving institutions. To learn more about this progr...
12/18/2020

From NSF: ‘Build and Broaden’ fuels innovative research at minority-serving institutions. To learn more about this program, visit: http://ow.ly/DuN950CM1XU. Next round of proposals due 3/5/21!

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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:
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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?