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  • Book Announcement: Skinhead History, Identity, and Culture

    Kevin Borgeson and Robin Maria Valeri are pleased to announce the publication of Skinhead History, Identity, and Culture. The book covers the history, identity, and culture of the skinhead movement in Europe and America, examines why people join and leave the movement, and includes chapters on Gay Skinheads and Females Skinheads, We'd love to hear your feedback.

  • New Book: Ageism (2nd ed.)

    Todd Nelson, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the publication of a new book he has edited called "Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice Against Older Persons (2nd Ed.)" (MIT Press). The book chapters are written by experts in psychology, social work, gerontology, and geriatrics, and each chapter focuses on the latest theory and research on a particular aspect of prejudice against older persons.

  • Thomas F. Pettigrew Receives Centennial Award

    Pettigrew received Harvard University Graduate School’s Centennial Medal given in recognition of a “significant contribution to society as a result of [his] graduate education at Harvard.” Pettigrew received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard in 1956 and taught there from 1957-1980. The Award described him as having “...devoted his life to confronting ...racism, discrimination, and prejudice.”

  • Book announcement: Death Anxiety and Religious Belief

    Jamin Halberstadt is pleased to announce the publication of a book with Jonathan Jong, Death Anxiety and Religious Belief. It's a comprehensive but reasonably concise look at the academic thinking on the subject, from pre-Socratic philosophy, to terror management, to future technological solutions to immortality. Jamin welcomes comments or discussion by email (

  • Romantic Love in Cultural Contexts Book Published by Springer

    The members of SPSP community might be interested to know about publication of Victor Karandashev's new book, "Romantic Love in Cultural Contexts," which was recently published by Springer. The book can be useful and interesting for personality and social psychologists, sociologists, cultural anthropologists, other scholars of social science, and students.

  • New Book on Social Exclusion

    Paolo Riva (University of Milano-Bicocca) and Jennifer Eck (University of Mannheim) are happy to announce the publication of “Social exclusion: Psychological approaches to understanding and reducing its impact”. The book aims to bridge the gap between the approaches of different psychological subdisciplines to this topic, working towards a comprehensive, integrative model of social exclusion.

  • Bob Cialdini's new book

    Bob Cialdini's new book, PRE-SUASION (Simon & Schuster), is scheduled to appear on September 6. It's Bob's first sole-authored book since INFLUENCE, more than 30 years ago. It concerns what savvy communicators do before delivering their message to get it accepted; and it links the literatures on frames, primes, anchors, and mindsets to the social influence process.

  • Jennifer Fugate Begins New Position

    SPSP Member Jennifer M.B. Fugate will be starting as an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth in fall 2016.