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Reducing poverty, whether globally or locally, has always comprised a set of complex critical tasks. But just as essential as the tasks is their underlying worldview: where formerly the emphasis was on changing institutions and thus changing people, the movement now is away from paternalistic remedies and toward culturally aware organizations and efforts to develop the untapped resources of people and their communities. Anti-Poverty Psychology traces the evolution of conceptualizations of poverty and its solutions, forcefully arguing for a higher level of current and future efforts. This visionary volume provides readers with a clear roadmap from goals (e.g., the Millennium Development Goals) to implementation that neither shames nor objectifies those being served. The author demonstrates how, in both research and the real world, progress is best achieved through systematic, cross-disciplinary, multi-perspective collaboration, alignment with local values, and greater accountability on the part of all involved. Coverage balances macro, meso and micro levels of analysis in such areas as:

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This book surveys progress in the scope of psychological research on global development including advances in understanding of what motivates teachers, on designing community health initiative and on managing human "capacity" in aid and development projects.

Synopsis:

Psychology has focused more on personalities in poverty — pathologizing — than on contexts for poverty reduction (Pick & Sirkin, 2010). As a result, the discipline has inadvertently sequestered and isolated itself, and its potential contribution, from poverty reduction initiatives - globally and locally. In recent years, there have been major developments in both the scope and depth of psychological research on global development issues. Some of the key developments include significant advances in understanding of what motivates teachers in schools, on designing community interventions to promote health, and on managing the development of human "capacity" in aid and development projects. The Psychology of Poverty Reduction is poised to capture such advances in the understanding of 'what works' - and what does not.

About the Author

Stuart Carr is known for applying organisational psychology, with inter-related disciplines, to poverty reduction. His research 'breaks through' into world-class applied journals, the OECD's "Policy Insights" and UNESCO's "Higher Education Policy." His books include Psychology of aid, Psychology and the developing world, Globalization and culture at work, Poverty and psychology, The Aid triangle, and The Psychology of Global Mobility. He contributed the chapter on Psychology applied to poverty in the International Association of Applied Psychology's "Handbook of Applied Psychology." His recent international grant awards include leading Project ADDUP, which researched dual salary systems in aid and was funded by the UK's Department for International Development (now UK Aid) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Stuart convenes a Global Task Force on Humanitarian Work Psychology, a White Papers Policy series for his profession globally, and the first Global Special Issue on Psychology and Poverty Reduction, involving twelve major international journals. He also co-edits the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, which focuses on development issues, and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Managerial Psychology, which has a focus on social innovation and change.

Table of Contents

Part I: Levels.- Personality.- Organizations.- Part II: Community.- Markets.- Media.- Part III: Nexus.- Aid.- Mobility.- Systems.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781461463023
Author:
Carr, Stuart C.
Publisher:
Springer
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Capacity Development
Subject:
Corporate governance
Subject:
Global Community Psychology
Subject:
international aid
Subject:
Lower-income needs
Subject:
Organizational justice
Subject:
Poverty Reduction
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Cross Cultural Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2013
Series:
International and Cultural Psychology
Publication Date:
20130320
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
227
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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"Synopsis" by , This book surveys progress in the scope of psychological research on global development including advances in understanding of what motivates teachers, on designing community health initiative and on managing human "capacity" in aid and development projects.
"Synopsis" by , Psychology has focused more on personalities in poverty — pathologizing — than on contexts for poverty reduction (Pick & Sirkin, 2010). As a result, the discipline has inadvertently sequestered and isolated itself, and its potential contribution, from poverty reduction initiatives - globally and locally. In recent years, there have been major developments in both the scope and depth of psychological research on global development issues. Some of the key developments include significant advances in understanding of what motivates teachers in schools, on designing community interventions to promote health, and on managing the development of human "capacity" in aid and development projects. The Psychology of Poverty Reduction is poised to capture such advances in the understanding of 'what works' - and what does not.
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