Committee on Socioeconomic Status

The mission of the Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) shall be to further the major purpose of the APA “to advance psychology as a science and a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare” by ensuring that issues of socioeconomic status receive the full attention of the Association. The committee will identify and act as a catalyst in the Association’s efforts to address issues of SES and promote appropriate attention to SES in psychological research and practice.  In this regard, the committee shall: 

(a) collect information and documentation concerning SES;

(b) promote scientific understanding of the roles of poverty and SES in health, education and human welfare;

(c) develop approaches to the application of psychology that take into account the effects of SES on psychological development and well being; and

(d) advocate for social policy that will alleviate or reduce the disparities between SES groups.

Staff Liaison

Keyona King-Tsikata, MPH (email)

Members

  • 2015 Chair: John Ruiz, PhD (2013-15)
  • Rosario Ceballo, PhD (2015-17)
  • Ramani Durvasula, PhD (2014-16)
  • Dionne Jones, PhD (2013-15)
  • Kipp Pietrantonio, PhD (2013-16)
  • Dolly Sadow, PhD (2015-17)

CSES Past Members

2014
  • 2014 Chair: Cynthia Hudley, PhD (2012-14)
  • Ramani Durvasula, PhD (2014-16) 
  • Dionne Jones, PhD (2013-15) 
  • Kipp Pietrantonio, PhD (2013-16) 
  • Ruth Riding-Malon, PhD (2012-14) 
  • John Ruiz, PhD (2013-15) 
2013
  • 2013 Chair: Laura C. Smith, PhD 
  • Cynthia Hudley, PhD (2012-14) 
  • Dionne Jones, PhD (2013-15) 
  • Salvador Macias, III, PhD (2011-13) 
  • Ruth Riding-Malon, PhD (2012-14) 
  • John Ruiz, PhD (2013-15)
2012
  • 2012 Chair: Salvador Macias, III, PhD 
  • Hector M. González, PhD (2010-12) 
  • Cynthia Hudley, PhD (2012-14) 
  • Faye A. Reimers, PhD (2010 -12) 
  • Ruth Riding-Malon, PhD (2012-14) 
  • Laura Smith, PhD (2011-13)
2011
  • 2011 Chair: Martha E. Wadsworth, PhD  
  • Hector M. González, PhD (2010-12) 
  • Irene López, PhD (2009-11) 
  • Salvador Macias, III, PhD (2011-13) 
  • Faye A. Reimers, PhD (2010 -12) 
  • Laura Smith, PhD (2011-13)