Social Psychology Network

Maintained by Scott Plous, Wesleyan University

Statement from the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues


Social Psychology Network:
A Central Hub for Sexuality and Gender Researchers

Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (Division 44 of the American Psychological Association) enthusiastically endorses Social Psychology Network. SPN plays an instrumental role in building bridges across psychology subfields and advancing the scientific study of sexuality and gender identity.

In fact, SPN has become a central hub where more than 400 sexuality and gender researchers maintain a profile of their work. In addition to this international network of researchers, SPN provides numerous resources related to Division 44's mission of respecting diversity, promoting mentoring, and advancing the contribution of LGBTQ individuals through research. For example, SPN offers hundreds of links, videos, news stories, and reading materials related to heterosexism, heteronormativity, and sexual prejudice. SPN also provides teaching materials and resources to generate classroom discussion and promote active learning.

One of the most important aspects of SPN is its ability to connect individuals with one another. For instance, the SPN Mentorship Program includes over 500 career mentors for LGBTQ students and other members of underrepresented groups -- an invaluable service for students and early career professionals seeking advice and assistance.

The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues believes that SPN is a fantastic network, rich with information and resources that support the Society's mission. We are pleased to offer this endorsement, and we encourage our members to join, use, and contribute to Social Psychology Network.

--Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
  (September 7, 2012)



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