Midwest Social Sciences Journal

The Midwest Social Sciences Journal (previously Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences) is committed to interdisciplinary social sciences scholarship. Its mission is to facilitate and advance the social sciences scholarship by publishing high-quality research. The Journal recognizes and supports the many diverse perspectives and methods in social sciences that directly address social issues and policies, including research that makes contributions to social science methodology.

We neither espouse nor champion any specific theoretical, methodological, ideological or political commitments. The Journal is committed to intellectual integrity, rigorous standards of scholarship, and rational and civil discourse. Papers are accepted for editorial review and publication in the journal at any time of the year from members and non-members of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences.

Current Issue: Volume 26, Issue 1 (2023)



Editors' Note
Nirupama Devaraj and Bharath Ganesh Babu


Cross-Cultural Dyads in the Psychotherapy Room
Sebastian Del Corral Winder, Katrina Spontak, and Mixalis Poulakis


College Student Depression Throughout COVID-19: Fall 2019-Spring 2022
Matthew Powless, Zachary Pilot, Valentin Bouvier, Elisabeth Brown, Mikaila Ealum, and Lakota Iron Rope


"He Is Not a Monster": Himpathy and Sexual Assault
Christabel L. Rogalin and Saige M. Addison

Nirupama Devaraj, Valparaiso University
Bharath Ganesh Babu, Valparaiso University
Copy Editor
Stephanie R. S. Stringham
Publishing Advisor
Jonathan Bull, Valparaiso University