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Influencing Social Policy: Applied Psychology Serving the Public Interest

Kenneth I. Maton


This volume fills a void in the literature by examining the social policy contributions of a wide range of psychologists. These psychologists work from various vantage points (i.e., have different roles in different settings) and employ a variety of policy influence strategies and skills. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 79 psychologists who were asked to describe their policy influence efforts, experiences, and perspectives. The purpose of the book is to provide insight into the nature of the policy process and how it can be influenced and to portray the unique lived experiences ... More

Keywords: influencing social policy, policy skills, policy vantage points, psychologists serving the public interest, social change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199989973
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989973.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth I. Maton, author
Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County