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Influencing social policy in the public interest

September 30, 2016

An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 15th September 2016, written by Kenneth I. Maton, author of Influencing Social Policy: Applied Psychology Serving the Public Interest.

Influencing Social Policy: Applied Psychology Serving the Public Interest

'How can psychologists and other social scientists interested in making a difference become more fully and effectively engaged in the policy world? To address this question, in-depth interviews were conducted with 79 psychologists who were asked to describe their policy experiences over the course of their careers, with particular focus on a major policy success. They described varied vantage points through which to influence policy, key policy methods, a core set of policy influence skills, and important guiding principles honed through years of policy influence activity.'

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