Section on Social Psychology

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Section on Social Psychology is to foster the development of this branch of sociology through stimulating research and communicating knowledge. Social psychology is interpreted according to its inclusive and traditional use in sociology to encompass such broad fields as socialization, interpersonal relations and social interaction, attitudes and public opinion, and collective behavior.

Section Officers 2015-2016

Chair: Cathryn Johnson, Emory University
Chair-Elect: Amy Kroska, University of Oklahoma
Past Chair: Timothy J. Owens, Kent State University
Secretary/Treasurer: Jessica L. Collett, University of Notre Dame 2016

Section Council

Richard T. Serpe, Kent State University 2016
Peggy A. Thoits, Indiana University 2016
Jody Clay-Warner, University of Georgia 2017
Kathryn J. Lively, Dartmouth College 2017
Stephen Benard, Indiana University 2018
David R. Schaefer, Arizona State University 2018

Student Representatives

Elizabeth Culatta, University of Georgia 2016
Aaron Heshel Silverman, Stanford University 2016

Editors, Social Psychology Quarterly
Jan Stets (University of California-Riverside) and Richard Serpe (Kent State University

 
Newsletter editor
Jennifer McLeer, Christopher Newport University
 
Webmaster
Jennifer McLeer, Christopher Newport University
 

COOLEY-MEAD AWARD COMMITTEE

Deborah Carr (chair)
Doug Schrock  
Peggy Thoits    
Shane Thye              
Murray Webster         

OUTSTANDING RECENT CONTRIBUTION IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AWARD COMMITTEE

Kathy Kuipers (chair)       
Stephen Benard                 
Joanne Kaufman           
Kenneth Kolb                
Stefanie Mollborn          

GRADUATE STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

David Melamed (chair)     
Susan Fisk          
Bianca Manago (graduate student)
Kimberly Rogers          
David Schaefer                         

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Alison Bianchi (chair)  
André Christie-Mizell     
Adam Horowitz (grad student)
Pam Kirk          
Jane McLeod       
Jane Sell            

PROFESSIONAL AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Mamadi Corra (chair)    
Philip Brenner     
Kathryn Lively             
David Merolla      

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Joseph Dippong (chair)    
D'Lane Compton         
Melissa Pirkey         
Nobuyuki Takahashi     

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Andrea Laurent-Simpson (chair) 
Trenton Mize           
Brooke Long              
Struther Van Horn               
Bianca Manago                    
Kristin Kerns                         

GRADUATE STUDENT INVESTIGATOR COMMITTEE

Gretchen Peterson (chair)          
Jody Clay-Warner                    
Michael Flaherty        
Andrew Miles                        
Christabel Rogalin                 

ENDOWMENT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Richard Serpe (chair)        
Ellen Granberg                        
Karen Hegtvedt                 
Lisa Walker                    

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Corey Fields                    
Stephen Foy                    
Cathryn Johnson             
Brent Simpson