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Psychology Politics Resistance

Radical Psychology in the UK!

PPR is a network of people - both psychologists and non-psychologists - who are prepared to oppose the abusive uses of psychology. This means challenging the ideas within psychology that lead to oppressive practices, supporting those who are on the receiving end, and using psychological knowledge positively to help those engaged in struggles for social justice.

PPR was successfully founded as a network in 1994. There are already many organizations that challenge varieties of oppression in psychology services, whether psychology is being used in educational, occupational, nursing, social work, clinical, psychiatric, psychotherapeutic or community work. PPR does not aim to replace organizations that already exist, and one of our tasks is to gather together a resource database of people and organizations.

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Ian Parker
Bolton Institute
Deane Road
Bolton, BL3 5AB UK
tel:01204 528851
fax: 01204 399074

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Approximately 3500 psychologists and allied scientists who share a common concern with research on the psychological aspects of important social issues. An active, policy-oriented organization that disseminates research findings through the Journal of Social Issues. SPSSI is Division 9 of the American Psychological Association, but membership is open to non-APA members.

SPSSI affords social and behavioral scientists means of applying their knowledge and insights to the critical problems of today's world. Research on social issues is fostered through several annual awards, including a Grants-in-Aid Program available for research projects.

We also sponsor an Internet e-mail discussion list.


SPSSI Central Office
P.O Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248 USA

Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)

Primary organization of community psychologists supports efforts by psychologists to bring about progessive social change primarily in community settings. Interest groups on community health, cultural/racial affairs, self help/mutual support, etc. Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, but open to non-APA members.

Publishes American Journal of Community Psychology and newsletter.

To join Interent e-mail discussion group:

Send message: subscribe scra-l Address Name
to listserv@uicvm.uic.edu

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Bill Davidson
Membership Committee
Department of Psychology
129 Psychology Research Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1117 USA


Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Psychologists for Peace!

Sponsors receptions in conjunction with divisions and program activities at APA meetings.

  • President of Operations Committee: Michael Wessels
  • National Steering Committee includes M. Brewster Smith and others

Advisory Board includes Jerome Bruner, Morton Deutsch, Albert Ellis, Jerome Frank and others.


Anne Anderson
2607 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA


Support Coalition:
Psychiatry and Human Rights

Dissident Psychology Professionals and Psychiatric Survivors UNITE!

For 27 years, in the family of progressive psychology there's been an aunt in the attic who has often been ignored: the "psychiatric survivors liberation movement." Support Coalition is an alliance of 48 groups in six countries which UNITES the survivors of human rights violations with dissident mental health workers, dissident psychologists, dissident psychiatrists and the general public.

We publish a newsletter, Dendron and sponsor Dendrite, a one-way read-only Internet mailing list of human rights alerts


David Oaks (dendron@efn.org)
Janet Foner (jbfoner@postoffice.ptd.net)
Support Coalition
PO Box 11284
Eugene, OR 97440 USA


Center for Psychology and Social Change

Previously named The Center for Psychological Studies in the Nuclear Age, the Center, which sponsors action-oriented research, experiential programs, and public education, has been in existence for 10 years.

Originally established to examine and alter the psychological dynamics driving the cold war, the Center has expanded its mission to work with others to envision and create a different way of organizing and conducting human affairs based upon mutually enhancing relationships among humans and among humans and the non-human world. We study and promote shifts in consciousness and behavior that will promote sustainable, equitable and peaceful ways of living.

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The Center for Psychology & Social Change
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Phone: 617/497-1553
Fax: 617/497-0122


Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is an international organization of more than 1,800 academic scholars, policy makers, and business people devoted to the development of new theoretical and methodological frameworks to explain economic and more general choice behavior. SASE promotes scientific study, scholarship, intellectual exploration, and public policy development.

Rooted in the belief that economic behavior is embedded in society, polity, and culture, and is not a self-contained system, socioeconomics draws upon the disciplines of economics, psychology, sociology, political science, philosophy, anthropology, and history. Socio-economics recognizes the complexity of human decision-making processes, and locates economic behavior within encompassing philosophical, psychological, societal, historical, institutional, and ethical contexts.

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Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
2808 Central Ave. S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106 USA
Phone: 505/277-5081
Fax: 505/277-4215

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

SSSP members are 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. If you are involved in scholarship or action in pursuit of a just society nationally or internationally, you belong in the SSSP. You will meet others engaged in research to find the causes and consequences of social problems, as well as others seeking to apply existing scholarship to the formulation of social policies. Many members are social scientists by training. Many teach in colleges and universities. Increasing numbers work in applied research and policy settings. Membership is open to anyone who supports SSSP's goals.

Publish the journal Social Problems.

906 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0490
Phone 423/974-3620
Fax 423/974-7013

SKEPO: Psychology's Indonesian Critics

KEPO is a group consisting primarily of individuals who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the faculty of Psychology, University of Padjadjaran, Indonesia. SKEPO was born in 1992, when some individuals who had been working together came to recognize some of psychology's limitations when it is used to analyze social phenomena. Following is the story of how SKEPO became a reality.

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Jl. Rancamanyar 1/7
Bandung 40264
Phone/Fax: 011-62-22-300139
Titis Lubis email: tlubis@bin.bdg.co.id

The Early Career Preventionists Network (ECPN)

An Internet-based group of approximately 80 researchers, practitioners, and advocates dedicated to fostering the development of beginning prevention scientists (e.g., pre-doctoral candidates; post-doctoral fellows; assistant professors; practitioners, educators, administrators, and advocates who either have just begun their careers or have been in the field for a few years; senior researchers, clinicians, and advocates interested in serving supportive functions).

We define "prevention science" as scientific efforts ultimately devoted to developing interventions that promote the psychological, social, intellectual, and physical functioning of all members of society. Thus,we welcome representatives from all areas of research, clinical, and advocacy work.


Email Discussion List information:

Mark Eddy marke@oslc.org

Northern Initiatives for Social Action (NISA)

Group in Canada seeks to empower consumers of the mental health system by helping them find meaningful employment. We do this by setting up consumer-run initiatives. Right now, NISA has three arms:

  • ParNorth, the research unit;
  • Northern Computer Recyling Depot, which receives old computer parts as donations, recycles them to functioning computers, and then re-donates them into the community; and
  • The Writer's Circle, which allows consumers to write for pleasure and/or publication.

Click on the "Consumer Initiatives" link at http://www.networknorth.org

Barb Wilson
Editor, Open Minds
The Writer's Circle, A NISA Project
680 Kirkwood Drive, Building 2
Sudbury, ON P3E 1X3
Tel: (705) 675-9193 ext. 8286
Fax: (705) 675-3501

International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP)

With members around the world, ISTP meet every other year to share ideas and discuss ways to enhance theorizing in psychology. Publishes Theory and Psychology, one of the few journals in the world dedicated solely to articles dealing specifically with issues in psychological theory. Selected proceedings from the conferences are routinely published in book form.

Conference website: http://www.yorku.ca/dept/psych/orgs/istp

Tod Sloan
University of Tulsa

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