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.

2017 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award Nominations

The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) is seeking nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award. This award is made annually to recognize a scientist who has made sustained and important contributions to our understanding of self and identity throughout his or her academic career.


Candidates for the award are not restricted by discipline and membership in ISSI is not a requirement. Nominations are due by May 20, 2017. Click file below for more information.

The selection committee (Bertjan Doosje, June Tangney, and David Dunning) will make its recommendation to the ISSI Executive Committee and the winner will be selected by July 1, 2017.

Nominating materials should be sent to Bertjan Doosje, Chair, ISSI Distinguished Lifetime Career Award Committee: E.J.Doosje@uva.nl

2017 Outstanding Early Career Award Nominations

The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) seeks nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Early Career Award. This award is made annually to recognize and encourage a distinguished junior scientist who has made outstanding theoretical and empirical contributions to the scientific study of self and identity.

 

Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 2007. Nominations are due by May 20, 2017. Click filebelow for more information.

The selection committee (Serena Chen, Emily Balcetis, and Nathan DeWall) will make its recommendation to the ISSI Executive Committee and the winner will be selected by July 1, 2017.

Nominating materials should be sent to Serena Chen, Chair, ISSI Outstanding Early Career Award Committee: serchen@berkeley.edu

 

 

2017 Distinguished Lifetime Award
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2017 Outstanding Early Career
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Self and Identity Preconference at EASP in Granada Spain (July 4, 2017)

The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) will offer a one-day preconference on July 4, 2017. The preconference is prior to the General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), which takes place July 5-8, 2017 and is hosted by the Universidad de Granada.

 

The program includes research talks by Ana Guinote, Carmen Huici, Angel Gomez, Kimberly Kahn, Colin Leach, Constantine Sedikides, and David Sherman. In addition, the preconference will feature a "data blitz" session highlighting the work of early-career scholars and two poster sessions. Deadline to submit a data blitz is March 31.

 

For information about travel, accomodations, and registration for the General Meeting, please visit www.easpgranada2017.com. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Self and Identity - Special Issue on Self-Compassion

Research on self and identity over the last decade has seen an exponential increase in empirical studies on self-compassion. This special issue of Self and Identity will be focused on the relationship of self-compassion to well-being, broadly defined, with particular interest in experimental methodologies. We are encouraging submissions that address populations at different ages and developmental stages, as well as in diverse contexts. Brief reports are also welcome. 

 

Prospective authors are asked to submit a 1 page abstract that includes information about the purpose of the study, sample, methods, and preliminary results. Abstracts should be submitted to both Guest Editors - Kristin Neff (kneff@austin.utexas.edu) and Karen Bluth (bluth@med.unc.edu) - by May 1, 2017.  Full manuscripts of submissions that we invite to move forward will be due September 1, 2017. We are also asking that authors who are invited to submit full manuscripts also review two other manuscripts for this special issue. 

 

Please direct any inquiries (e.g., about suitability, timeline, etc.) to the Guest Editors, Kristin Neff (kneff@austin.utexas.edu), and Karen Bluth (bluth@med.unc.edu).

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Become a Member

To be counted as a member in 2017, and to receive a discount for the 2017 Self & Identity preconference at SPSP, click the button below to enroll/renew your membership.

2017 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 2017 preconference in San Antonio, TX.

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.

ISSI 2016 Career Award Winners

The winner of the Distinguished Lifetime Career Award is Dr. David Dunning (University of Michigan). The winner of the Outstanding Early Career Award is Dr. Emily Balcetis (New York University). Congratulations!

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