Organizations with a Focus on Social Issues

Behaviorists For Social Responsibility

Behaviorists For Social Responsibility are a Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis: International. The mission of Behaviorists for Social Responsibility is to act to expand applications of behavior analysis and cultural analysis addressing social issues, particularly those with social justice, human rights, and environmental implications.

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)

“PsySR is an independent, non-profit organization that applies psychological knowledge and expertise to promote peace, social justice, human rights, and sustainability.”

Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)

“The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) – Community Psychology, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association – serves many different disciplines that focus on community research and action. Our members are committed to promoting health and empowerment and to preventing problems in communities, groups, and individuals.”

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

“SPSSI is an association of approximately 3000 psychologists, allied scientists, and others, who are interested in the application of research on the psychological aspects of important social issues to public policy solutions.”

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

“As an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems, the SSSP is engaged in multiple avenues of social justice research and action.”