Human rights and applied psychology



Kinderman, Peter ORCID: 0000-0001-8972-8548
(2007) Human rights and applied psychology. JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 17 (3). pp. 218-228.

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Abstract

Applied and community psychology necessarily involves the consideration of human rights issues. The problems experienced by many of the clients of applied psychologists result from human rights abuses, the provisions of the Human Rights Act (1998) relate to the everyday practice of applied and community psychologists, and psychologists have a distinctive perspective on human rights. For psychologists, human rights reflect formalized systems for ensuring that people's basic needs are satisfied. Declarations of human rights and legal provisions therefore represent, for psychologists, codifications of how we collectively understand our relationships and social obligations. It is therefore argued that psychologists should positively advocate for the application of psychological science to these issues. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online in Wiley InterScience on 24 April 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords: applied psychology, community psychology, clinical psychology, mental health, human rights, biopsychosocial model
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Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Population Health
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 May 2009 16:11
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 23:02
DOI: 10.1002/casp.917
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/1126