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.
ISSI sponsors preconferences on the Self and Identity at the annual meetings of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) and the European
Society for Social Psychology (EASP).
To be counted as a member in 2015 (and to receive a discount for the 2015 preconference), you must register after October 15, 2014. Click here
Each year ISSI honors researchers who have made important empirical and theoretical contributions to the understanding of self and identity. The Distinguished Lifetime Career Award is presented to a researchers who have made major, enduring contributions to understanding self and identity over the course of their
academic careers. The Outstanding Early Career Award is given to researchers who have made especially impressive contributions to the field within their
first 10 years of obtaining a Ph.D.
Self & Identity Journal
The official journal of ISSI is Self and Identity
, which is published by Psychology Press. Self and Identity is
a peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on research and theory relevant to the aims of the society.
Psychology Press online catalogs
Psychology Press' online catalog is now available, featuring numerous links to purchasing discounts, free
online previews and chapters of new and classic books, and a choice selection of free journal articles.