The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) continues to be troubled by the actions against social and personality psychologists in Turkey who are undergoing persecution by the Turkish government. SPSP has previously called for the end of this treatment that threatens academic freedom.  Today, the Executive Committee of SPSP announced that it will provide a comped 2018-2019 membership in the Society to those social and personality psychologists in Turkey who have lost their academic positions because of punitive government actions.
  Submission Portal for #SPSP2019 Is Now Open!
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) is one of 56 organizations expressing concern over new immigration and visa policies that could impact future academic, scientific exchange and collaboration. The organizations  combined represent over 1.5 million members. An excerpt from the letter:
WASHINGTON, DC—Rodolfo “Rudy” Mendoza-Denton is professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, has been elected the 2020 president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Mendoza-Denton will serve as SPSP’s president‐elect in 2019 and past president in 2021.      He has been involved in diversity efforts both nationally and locally, including serving on SPSP’s Diversity and Climate Committee and the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Preventing Discrimination and Promoting Diversity. Last year, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

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