International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI): An Interdisciplinary Association for Social and Behavioral Scientists
International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI):An Interdisciplinary Association for Social and Behavioral Scientists
The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) is a scholarly association dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the human self. The Society members come from all over the globe, representing many different academic and professional disciplines. The members of ISSI share an interest in cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes related to the self-system. These include the ability for people to think consciously about themselves, to form images and concepts of what they are like, to evaluate their characteristics and capabilities, to plan deliberately for the future, to worry about how they are being perceived by others, and to direct their own behavior in line with personal standards. Because this ability to self-reflect has important implications for understanding behavior, the self has emerged as a central focus of theory and research in many domains of social and behavioral science.

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Become a Member

To be counted as a member in 2019, and to receive a discount for the 2019 Self & Identity preconference at SPSP, click the button below to enroll/renew your membership.

2019 SPSP Self & Identity Preconference

A preconference on self and identity has been a fixture of the SPSP conference for many years. Click the button below to learn more about the 2019 preconference in Portland, OR.

Self & Identity Journal

The official journal of ISSI is Self and Identity, which is published by Taylor & Francis. Self and Identity is a peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on research and theory relevant to the aims of the society. Click the button below for more information.

2019 Award Nominations

ISSI is seeking nominations for its 2019 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award and Early Career Award. These awards are made annually to recognize scientists who have made important contributions to our understanding of self and identity. A list of past award recipients can be found here. Click the button below for more information about 2019 award nominations. 

ISSI President: Dr. Serena Chen

 

The International Society for Self and Identity is pleased to announce that Professor Serena Chen of the University of California, Berkeley is the new president of the organization, beginning her 3-year term on January 1, 2019. Dr. Chen is Professor and Vice Chair of Psychology and the Marian E. and Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Distinguished Chair for Innovative Teaching and Research at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the self and identity, interpersonal relationships, and social power and influence. She is a Fellow of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Chen was also the recipient of the Early Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Social Sciences Division of the University of California, Berkeley. 

Self and Identity, the flagship journal of The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI), is seeking a new editor through an application process. We seek individuals who are interested in becoming editor, an associate editor, but also those wishing to serve on the editorial board. Our goal is to create a pool of applicants from different disciplines in psychology, from different academic family trees, and representing diverse perspectives.The editorial term is four years and would begin January 1, 2020 and continue through December 31, 2023. Applications are due by June 1, 2019.

 

Additional information can be found here: 

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