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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 Policy Arena

Psychologists in the Policy Arena

Policy Process, Use of Research, Vantage Points, Methods, and Skills

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(p.26) 2 Psychologists in the Policy Arena
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Influencing Social Policy
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Kenneth I. Maton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989973.003.0002

This chapter sets the stage by providing an overview of the complex policy process, examining research within it and the vantage points, methods, and skills psychologists employ to exert policy influence. An overview of the policy process is the focus of the first section of the chapter, including a discussion of the four phases of the policy process where psychologists can exert influence: agenda setting, formulation and adoption, implementation, and evaluation and revision. The use of research by policymakers is not a given in any of these four phases and is of particular importance to the field of psychology. A description of the types of research used and the factors that facilitate and impede its use in the policy process constitute the focus of the second section of the chapter.

Keywords:   policy process, phases of policy, research, facilitators, obstacles

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