Social Psychology Network

Maintained by Scott Plous, Wesleyan University

From the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Social Psychology Network:
A Premier Internet Site for All Stakeholders

Society for the Psychologiccal Study of Social Issues Social Psychology Network (SPN) is a premier Internet site for all stakeholders concerned with social psychology. With over 11,000 links, it is of great value to students, teachers, researchers, news reporters, policymakers, and the general public.

SPN and its partner sites focus on several issues of central concern to the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, such as social justice, the environment, public health, sexism, child welfare, and the prevention of violence. On each of these topics, SPN offers hundreds of links and web pages with teaching materials, policy-relevant research findings, interactive demonstrations, and up-to-date information. See, for example:

SPN also provides unique communication channels that facilitate the exchange of information among students, scholars, and professional societies. For example, in addition to its discussion forums, SPN has a Listserv Message Center that allows SPSSI members to communicate not only with their own listserv subscribers but with listserv subscribers from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP).

SPSSI has appreciated its relationship with Social Psychology Network in part because SPN has publicized SPSSI activities, publications, and policy statements to a wider audience than would otherwise have been possible. For instance, one of SPN's partner sites, the Stanford Prison Experiment, has posted SPSSI's Position Statement on the Death Penalty on a page that has been visited more than 8,500 times:

SPN offers dozens of searchable links to SPSSI web pages, periodicals, position holders, and announcements, and it shares SPSSI's goal of reaching a diverse multinational, multicultural audience. For those endorsing SPSSI's mission to utilize and disseminate social science knowledge, SPN also has a valuable "Psychology Headlines" feature with regularly updated news stories pertaining to social psychology.

SPSSI wishes Social Psychology Network continued success and encourages SPSSI members and others to visit SPN often, to benefit from it, and to support its evolution in the years ahead.

--Society for the Psychological
  Study of Social Issues
  (July 20, 2005)

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