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Influencing social policy : applied psychology serving the public interest

Author: Kenneth I Maton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Series: Advances in community psychology series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Influencing Social Policy' synthesizes current knowledge about how psychologists influence social policy to serve the public interest.
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Maton, Kenneth I.
Influencing social policy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016018944
(OCoLC)951214794
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth I Maton
ISBN: 9780199989980 0199989982 9780190628840 0190628847
OCLC Number: 951414759
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 385 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Psychologists in the Social Policy Arena --
Goals Of This Volume --
Psychologists In The Policy Arena --
Key Terms In The Field --
Historical Context: Psychology, Policy, And The Public Interest --
Developmental Psychology And Social Policy --
Social Psychology, Social Issues, And Social Policy --
Community Psychology And Social Policy --
Research Methodology --
Overview Of The Remaining Chapters --
2. Psychologists in the Policy Arena: Policy Process, Use of Research, Vantage Points, Methods, and Skills --
The Policy Process: An Ecological, Systemic Perspective --
The Use Of Research In The Policymaking Process --
Vantage Points From Which Psychologists Can Influence Policy --
Policy Influence Methods --
Policy Insiders: Working Inside Government --
Policy Influence Skills --
Getting Started In Policy Work --
Summary --
3. University Faculty in the Policy Arena --
Legislative Branch Influence --
Executive Branch Influence --
Judicial Branch Influence --
Influencing Policy From The Vantage Point Of The University: Benefits And Limitations --
4. Psychologists Working in Intermediary Organizations --
Psychologists Working For APA --
Psychologists Working As Study Directors In The National Academies --
Psychologists Working In Research, Evaluation, And Consultation Organizations --
Psychologists Who Work In Foundations --
Influencing Policy From The Vantage Point Of Intermediary Organizations: Benefits And Limitations --
5. Psychologists Working as Policy Insiders --
Staff Positions Working For Us Senators --
Staff Positions Working For Congressional Committees --
Elected Officials --
Executive Branch Agency Positions --
Influencing Policy From The Vantage Point Of Policy Insider: Benefits And Limitations --
6. Policy-Relevant Research: Characteristics and Pathways to Policy Influence --
Program Evaluation Research --
Understanding Phenomena Of Interest --
System Policies And Practices Research 20s Practical Aids And Heuristic Guides --
Policy-Relevant Research And Policy Influence --
7. Policy Journeys: Multiple Involvements, Distinctive Aspects, and Influences --
Multiple Policy Involvements --
Distinctive Aspects Of A Policy Career --
8. Policy Failures and Defeats, Barriers and Challenges, and Lessons Learned --
Policy Failures And Defeats --
The Policy Landscape: Politics, Power, Budget, Transitions, And Implementation --
Challenges: Effective Communication, Integrity, Attacks, And Strain --
Lessons Learned: Multiple Approaches, Time Perspective, And Persistence --
Striving For Policy Impact: A Long Journey With Great Possibility --
9. Conclusions and Future Directions --
What Have We Learned? --
Future Directions --
Parting Messages And Advice From Psychologists Involved In Policy Influence Work --
Closing Remarks.
Series Title: Advances in community psychology series.
Responsibility: Kenneth I. Maton.

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