Psychologists Against Austerity: mobilising psychology for social change

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Source: PSYCHOLOGISTS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

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Psychologists Against Austerity are changing our name to reflect the full range of work that we do. We’re now Psychologists for Social Change!

Psychologists for Social Change is a network of applied psychologists, academics, therapists, psychology graduates and others who are interested in applying psychology to policy and political action.  We believe that people’s social, political and material contexts are central to their experiences as individuals.  We aim to encourage more psychologists to draw on our shared experience and knowledge to engage in public and policy debates.

The group started in 2014, when members of the London Community Psychology Network came together to address growing concerns about austerity policies. This lead to a number of meetings in London, and a workshop at the Community Psychology Section Festival. This lead to the development of the briefing paper on the Psychological Impact of Austerity. The…

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One Response to Psychologists Against Austerity: mobilising psychology for social change

  1. Psychologists for Social Change looks like a great (and necessary) resource. I’ve joined their mailing list. Thanks for the heads-up.

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