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Government Relations

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) advocates for research among the various legislative and executive agencies. In addition, the SPSP Government Relations Committee monitors federal legislation affecting science, advocates for funding for social and personality psychology, and collaborates with other social science organizations to do the same.

Latest Advocacy/Policy Updates

ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress to Finish Its Work on FY 2020!
Tell Congress to complete its work on fiscal year (FY) 2020 spending NOW and avoid passing another temporary continuing resolution (CR). Federal funding for agencies and programs important to the social science research community will expire November 21 unless Congress acts to complete the FY 2020 appropriations bills. Science agencies across the federal government are already experiencing the negative impacts of frozen, uncertain funding. Write to Congress and tell them to stop passing temporary stop-gap measures and complete FY 2020 funding for federal science and statistical agencies. (More)
Social Science Vignette Challenge
The SPSP Government Relations Committee announces winners of its challenge to write about the impact of social science. (More)
Bringing Social Psychology to the Policymakers
Strong government policy requires the input of researchers who can effectively communicate their science to legislators. (More)
COSSA Event Highlights Need to Educate Government Leaders
A social psychologist reflects on his experience attending the Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day. (More)