Just returned from an amazing conference by The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) in DC. The title, “A Road Less Traveled: Forging Links Between Psychological Science and Social Policy” says it well. As social psychologists, we can help policymakers apply our research to develop sound policy.
A few highlights out of many:
- Dr. Zimbardo’s Lewin Address: How Zimbardo’s Basic Research on Time Perspective, Evil, and Heroism Impacts Public Policy
- Symposium on Incarceration, Reentry, and Public Policy: What Can Psychological Research Contribute?
- Reforming Interrogation Procedures: Connecting Science and Policy
- Acknowledgement of Collective Victimization: Impacts for Policies and Interventions
- Improving Minority-Minority Relations: How Can Social Psychological Research Inform Policies?
Learn more about Dr. Zimbardo’s 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment and the upcoming movie.