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Influencing Social PolicyApplied Psychology Serving the Public Interest$
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Kenneth I. Maton

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199989973

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989973.001.0001

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Psychologists in the Social Policy Arena

Psychologists in the Social Policy Arena

(p.1) 1 Psychologists in the Social Policy Arena
Influencing Social Policy

Kenneth I. Maton

Oxford University Press

The first chapter provides an overview of the volume. The first section defines key policy terms and provides a brief overview of psychology’s historical relationship to policy work, with particular focus on contributions in the public interest. The next three sections provide an overview of the policy involvements of three subfields that constitute the primary focus of the volume: developmental psychology, social psychology, and community psychology. Within each subfield, pioneering policy figures, areas of policy influence, prior policy scholarship, and contributions of professional organizations are highlighted. The final section details the research methodology used to generate the case material for the current volume and concludes with an overview of the chapters that follow.

Keywords:   policy work, public interest, developmental psychology, social psychology, community psychology, policy

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