The Integration of Psychological Principles in Policy Development

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The thrust of this book is to educate policymakers, academics, political scientists, and others as to the beneficial use of psychological principles within a multidisciplinary framework to aid in the development of more productive policy. Contributors to this volume offer an integrative, collaborative, synergistic approach to effecting positive change. The book's goal is threefold: to offer a varied collection of solutions and models of applications of psychological principles; to collect a diverse group of ...

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Overview

The thrust of this book is to educate policymakers, academics, political scientists, and others as to the beneficial use of psychological principles within a multidisciplinary framework to aid in the development of more productive policy. Contributors to this volume offer an integrative, collaborative, synergistic approach to effecting positive change. The book's goal is threefold: to offer a varied collection of solutions and models of applications of psychological principles; to collect a diverse group of experts (academics, theorists, and practitioners) whose expertise spans some of the top managed care firms, institutions of higher learning, national consultants, schools, and health care facilities; and to integrate this collection of pragmatic theorists into one volume with a general, but common focus - improving society.

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Specialists in each field suggests to policy makers and political scientists how to develop public policy that is less likely to fail by considering various principles of social, clinical, educational, industrial, and organizational psychology. Covers socioeconomic issues such as domestic violence and welfare reform, health care issues such as community-based mental health systems and redesigning payment and delivery, and education issues such as schools as agents of change, and at-risk students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275950118
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/1996
  • Pages: 302
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRIS E. STOUT is a licensed clinical psychologist who has published or presented over 300 papers, including 14 books.

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Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Conceptualizing the Challenges of Public Entrepreneurship 5
Ch. 3 Sociocultural Foundations of Education 33
Ch. 4 Domestic Violence and Social Policy: Integrating Theory and Practice in the Prevention of Spousal and Child Abuse 45
Ch. 5 Psychological Perspective on Welfare Reform 61
Ch. 6 Poverty, Politics, and Policy 81
Ch. 7 Government, Business, and Community: Toward an Integration of Politician, Executive, and Citizen 103
Ch. 8 Community-based Mental Health Systems 113
Ch. 9 Clinical Application, Policy, and Development of Behavioral Healthcare under Healthcare Reform 129
Ch. 10 Healthcare Payment and Delivery Redesign: New Relationships and Behaviors 137
Ch. 11 Decision Support Technology in Managed Mental Healthcare 161
Ch. 12 Implications of the Contradictions in Behaviorism for a Scientifically Based Public Policy 173
Ch. 13 Morality, Values, and Education: Psychology's Role 185
Ch. 14 Schools as Agents of Change: School-Based Barter for School and Community Development 197
Ch. 15 Positive Agents of Change in the Transformation of Social Systems: A Role for Education 217
Ch. 16 New Directions: Innovative Programs to Reach At-Risk Students 229
References 243
Index 271
Contributing Authors 281
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