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

Announcements

Check here for news updates and to learn about upcoming events. If you have an announcement that you would like to include, please email your request to Cathy Cox (c.cox@tcu.edu).

2018 Distinguised Lifetime Career Award Nominations

The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) is seeking nominations for its 2018 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 her or his academic career.


The award will be made on the basis of originality, quality, and impact of scientific research in the area of self and identity. Click here to see a list of past winners.

 

The award winner will be presented a plaque and invited to present a distinguished address at the 2019 SPSP Self and Identity Pre-Conference (February 7th in Portland). The ISSI will cover travel expenses to SPSP, up to $1000 to the award winnerThe winner will also be invited to submit an Award Address paper to the journal, Self & Identity. Please help us get this information to a wide audience of talented scientists for this year's competition.

 

Candidates for the award are not restricted by discipline and membership in ISSI is not a requirement. 

Nominations should include a brief letter of nomination addressing the nature and impact of the nominee's contribution to the scientific study of self and identity, a copy of the nominee's CV, and no more than 3 PDFs of her/his work selected for their quality and relevance to the award. Please send nominating materials electronically. Nominations are due by June 1, 2018.

The selection committee (Mark Leary, June Tangney, and Constantine Sedikides) will make its recommendation to the ISSI Executive Committee and the winner will be selected by July 1, 2018.

Nominating materials should be sent to Mark Leary, Chair, ISSI Distinguished Lifetime Career Award Committee: leary@duke.edu

2018 Outstanding Early Career Award Nominations

The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) seeks nominations for its 2018 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.


The award will be made on the basis of originality, quality, and impact of scientific research in the area of self and identity. Click here to see the list of past winners.

 

The award winner will be presented a plaque and invited to present a distinguished address at the 2019 SPSP Self and Identity Pre-Conference (February 7th in Portland). The ISSI will cover the award winner’s travel expenses to SPSP, up to $1000The award winner will also be invited to submit an Award Address paper to the journal, Self & Identity. Please help us spread this information to a wide audience of talented scientists for this year's competition.

Eligibility: Nominees should have completed their PhD no earlier than January 2008.

Nominations should include a brief letter of nomination addressing the nature and impact of the nominee's contribution to the scientific study of self and identity, a copy of the nominee's CV, and no more than 3 PDFs of her/his work selected for their quality and relevance to the award. Please send nominating materials electronically. Nominations are due by June 1, 2018.

The selection committee (Lora Park, Brandon Schmeichel, and Mary Murphy) will make its recommendation to the ISSI Executive Committee and the winner will be selected by July 1, 2018.

Nominating materials should be sent to Lora Park, Chair, ISSI Outstanding Early Career Award Committee: lorapark@buffalo.edu

Special issue of Self and Identity on “The Many Faces of Narcissism.”

Few concepts in psychology are as simultaneously familiar and perplexing as narcissism. The public seems comfortable with the meaning of “narcissism,” as celebrities, business leaders, and politicians are frequently called narcissistic in the popular media. Yet theory and research in psychology highlights diverse, sometimes conflicting, views of what it means to be narcissistic.

 

This special issue of Self and Identity will focus on “The Many Faces of Narcissism.” We are interested in publishing empirical articles on one or more manifestations of narcissism, such as: the relatively established subtypes of agentic or grandiose narcissism and vulnerable narcissism; more recently identified manifestations such as communal narcissism or collective narcissism; or sub-dimensions of narcissism, such as narcissistic admiration and rivalry. Research that identifies unique antecedents or consequences of these manifestations of narcissism is especially welcome. We also welcome research that highlights the diverse “dark” and “bright” consequences of narcissism. Although narcissism is widely recognized as a “toxic” or “dark” personality dimension, it also has some “bright” (intra- or interpersonally adaptive) consequences, reflecting perhaps its association with agency, approach-orientation, or high self-esteem. Other topics related to narcissism, especially those that are theoretically or methodologically innovative, will also be considered. We will give preference to multi-study (rather than single-study) submissions and those that are not based exclusively on cross-sectional, self-report data. We will also prioritize experimental data over strictly correlational data.

 

Prospective authors should submit a one-page proposal (no more than 500 words) that includes information about the purpose of the studies/experiments, sample, methods, and preliminary results.

 

Proposals should be submitted to all Guest Editors – Christian Jordan (cjordan@wlu.ca), Barbara Nevicka (B.Nevicka@uva.nl), and Constantine Sedikides (C.Sedikides@soton.ac.uk) – by June 1, 2018.

 

Full manuscripts of submissions that we invite to move forward will be due October 1, 2018. 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, Christian Jordan (cjordan@wlu.ca), Barbara Nevicka (B.Nevicka@uva.nl), and Constantine Sedikides (C.Sedikides@soton.ac.uk).

Call for Submissions -- Special Issue of Self & Identity Perceptions and Experiences of (People with) Unconventional Identities

Guest Editors: Sarah E. Gaither (Duke University), Jacqueline Chen (University of Utah), and Nicholas Rule (University of Toronto)

 

Brief Description of Aims and Topics

 

Much of what is known about the powerful role that identity can play in how people behave and interact stems from research on traditional or mainstream identities (e.g., monoracial, cisgender, heterosexual) with comparatively little knowledge contributed from the range of unconventional identities present in society (e.g., multiracial, transgender, bisexual).

 

This goal of this special issue is to highlight the experiences and perceptions of people with nontraditional identities. We invite submissions of manuscripts describing empirical research of nontraditional identities, defined as those that are not commonly a focus in published identity research to date. They can be visible or invisible, chosen or not chosen, transitional, temporary, or permanent, and may be experienced, perceived, or inferred characteristics of individuals. Submissions may also focus on individuals who claim a particular nontraditional identity, or perceptions of real or hypothetical individuals who claim that identity. Researchers who utilize a variety of methodological approaches and measures, including (but not limited to) behavioral, psychophysiological, neuroscientific, and dyadic approaches are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Multi-study papers are preferred but single-study papers, if methodologically rigorous, will also be considered.

 

Full-length papers should be submitted through the Self & Identity submission portal by selecting the special issue by December 1, 2018. All submitting authors may be contacted to serve as reviewers for this special issue. Questions about this special issue can be sent to Sarah Gaither sarah.gaither@duke.edu.

Editor, Self and Identity

Shira Gabriel, Associate Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York (SUNY), University of Buffalo, is the editor for Self and Identity. Please read the editorial written by Dr. Gabriel by clicking the link below.

Self & Identity Editorial
editorial self and identity.docx
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ISSI Preconference

The Self and Identity Preconference at SPSP was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Click here for more information.

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