Professor elected to SPSSI Council
David E. Livert, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Penn State Lehigh Valley, has been elected to the SPSSI Council, the governing body of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
SPSSI was founded in the 1930s by social scientists concerned with the social and economic problems of the day. Today SPSSI is an international group of over 3,000 psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues. In various ways, SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Society influences public policy through its publications and the advocacy efforts of its members, fellows, and staff. SPSSI is also Division 9 of the American Psychological Association.
Livert has been a member of the Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty since 2003. He received his doctorate in social psychology from the City University of New York, where he was a Lawrence Kogan Fellow in quantitative methods. He also earned M.S. and B.A. degrees in psychology from Vanderbilt University.
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