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.
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.
Mark your calendars for this upcoming event - A Conversation About #RacialJustice and Worker Mobility: Part 2 of the Brookings Blueprints for American Renewal & Prosperity event series - Jan 6 from 10-11 am ET http://ow.ly/U6n950CVAGA
Register to attend this January 2, 2021 event
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
Now available online from the National Academies - Flourishing in #Adolescence: Proceedings of a A Virtual Workshop http://ow.ly/uza650CVA40
Download a PDF of "Flourishing in Adolescence" by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for free.
#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 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
What Will It Take to Get a Black Woman on the Supreme Court? The fate of Biden’s campaign promise lies with Georgia. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/what-will-it-take-to-get-a-black-woman-on-the-supreme-court.html
The fate of Biden’s campaign promise lies with Georgia.
Policy opportunity for students and recent grads! the U.S. Department of Education's Student and Recent Graduates Internship Programs are soliciting applications. Apps due 3/31/21 https://www2.ed.gov/students/prep/job/intern/index.html #education #HigherEd
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
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: Akanksha Adya, Monisha Dhingra, Aleksandra Lazić, Sheri Levy, and Luisa Fernanda Ramírez!
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 years of this program. For more info: http://ow.ly/Govm50CSKU8
One month left to apply for the APF/ Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of #Psychotherapy) Early Career Award. One $1,250 award will be given annually. Deadline: 1/31/21 https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=apa
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).
A team of researchers from MIT and Harvard is working to understand the link between language and #mentalhealth during the #pandemic -- and they've turned to Reddit for answers. #COVID19 #research http://ow.ly/2dI850CR77o
Researchers from MIT and Harvard are using Reddit to look for ties between mental health and language, which could eventually improve care.
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
From ProPublica: After their kids experienced tech glitches or turned off cameras during online learning, these families were accused of truancy and received legal threats. #education #COVID19 http://ow.ly/Vr5T50CR6Ws
After their kids experienced tech glitches or turned off cameras during online learning, these families were accused of truancy and received legal threats.
From NPR: If #COVID19 #Vaccines Bring An End To The #Pandemic, America Has #Immigrants To Thank http://ow.ly/6H8W50CR6u1
Scientists and investors born outside the U.S. played crucial roles in the development of COVID-19 vaccines — a remarkable vindication for the argument that innovation depends on immigration.
Congratulations to the 2020 Michele Alexander Early Career Award winner, Sarah Gaither (Duke University)!
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 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 (Stanford University), and Meredith Whitfield (Western Kentucky University)!
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.
@APA recently submitted comments in response to an NIH RFI on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for #COVID19 Research. Read about APA's recommendations to NIH here: http://ow.ly/vlnP50CR5Nb
APA encourages incorporating behavioral and social research and factors in the strategic plan to better prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19.
Research suggests we're more likely to engage in "prosocial behavior" if we think lots of others are doing so, too. But that creates a conundrum: How can you persuade more people to adopt a new behavior if, to do so, it needs to already seem ubiquitous? http://ow.ly/FHHC50CSycS
Could better public health messaging persuade more people to change their behavior?
Register now for the NSF and NASEM sponsored National Dialogue on Transforming #STEM #Teaching Evaluation in #HigherEd - January 14-27, 2021 http://ow.ly/1L2250CSy2L)
Promoting and Recognizing Effective and Inclusive Teaching
WE NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT The Impact of COVID-19 on Vocational Well-Being of Working Mothers
Participants sought for research at the The University of Akron
Read more here:
#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 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: 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: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. #Justice #Research http://ow.ly/3P0C50CMeRR
New resource from NIH: A Communicator's Tip Sheet for #COVID19 #Vaccination http://ow.ly/JAAr50CM45p
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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