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Psychology and Public Policy

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ISBN13: 9781557983473
ISBN: 155798347X
Published: March 1996
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Format: Paperback
Price: £7.50



This collection of articles, some new and some previously published, conveys the reciprocal importance of public policy formation and psychology. Many of psychology's leading researchers, clinicians and policy makers, including psychologists active in the development of public policy and the co-ordination of advocacy efforts for the discipline's betterment, are brought together in this volume.;These selections should provide readers with a better understanding of policy evolution and deeper insights into the ways in which the discipline's involvement in public policy formation can enhance psychology's public standing and promote public support of the field.

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Contents:
Introduction: Reshaping our Views of our Field.
Part 1 Co-Evolution of Psychology and Policy; a Process with a Purpose; Toward a Psychology of Change and Innovation; Public Policy and Public Service; our Professional Duty; Psychology and Public Policy in the ""Health Care Revolution"" - Legal Policy Analysis and Evaluation; Psychology in the Public Interest - What Have we Done, What Can We Do? Part 2 Psychological Science as a Policy Resource: a Renewed Need for Research on the Science of Public Policy; On Being Useful; the Nature and Consequences of Psychological Research on Social Problems; On Getting in Bed with a Lion; Social Scientists and Decision-Makers Look at the Usefulness of Mental Health Research; the Role of Psychological Research in the Formulation of Policies Affecting Children; Making Research Apply - High Stakes Public Policy in a Regulatory Environment.
Part 3 Public Health and Public Priorities: Balancing Expertise with Practical Realities; Organized Psychology's Efforts to Influence Judicial Policy-Making; When Psychology Informs Public Policy - the Case of Early Childhood; Psychology and Public Policy - Tool or Toolmaker?; How to Influence Public Policy - a Blueprint for Activism; Health Psychology in the 21st Century - Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome as a Harbinger of Things to Come; US Mental Health Policy - Proactive Evolution in the Midst of Health Care Reform.
Part 4 Policy Makers: Their View - How the Policy Makers See Us; Children and the Congress - a Time to Speak Out; Disability and Rehabilitation Research from Policy to Programme - a Personal Perspective; Public Policy and the Homeless; Psychology Research and NIMH - Opportunities and Challenges; Violence Against Women - the Congressional Response; and Moving Toward (Self) Recognition as a Public Resource - the Views of a Congressman Psychologist.