September 20, 2018
FABBS is pleased to welcome the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) to its coalition of scientific societies whose members share an interest in the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. SPSSI was founded in 1936, organized by a “national group of socially minded psychologists” who were interested in bringing science to bear on social and economic issues.
A guiding philosophy of the organization was provided by noted social psychologist, Kurt Lewin, “Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.” SPSSI publishes three journals, including the Journal of Social Issues, first published in 1945. The organization also offers grants, fellowships, and an annual conference. Through its membership in FABBS, SPSSI will join 22 other scientific societies in promoting the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior in federal policy circles.