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


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Self and Identity Preconference at EASP (July 4, 2017) in Granada, Spain

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 We look forward to seeing you there! 

Scientific Awards

The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of its two major annual awards, the Distinguished Lifetime Career Award and the Outstanding Early Career Award (10 years or less post-Ph.D.).




Both will be presenting invited addresses at the 2017 Self and Identity Pre-conference at SPSP this January.


Thank you to members of this year's lifetime career award committee, Richard Gramzow (chair), William Swann, and Edward Deci, and early career award committee, Serena Chen (chair), Wilhelm Hofman, and Mark Landau.

2016 President

David Sherman, Professor of Psychology at UC Santa Barbara, is the current President of ISSI. Dr. Sherman began his presidency on January 2016.

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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Best Paper

ISSI and the Editorial Board of Self and Identity grant an award for the best paper published in the journal each volume year. The winner for the 2015 volume is announced here.

ISSI Preconference

The Self and Identity Preconference at SPSP was held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. The organizers of this year's preconference were Erin O'Mara and Michelle vanDellen. Click here for more information.

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