The role of the psychologist in social change

Kinderman, Peter ORCID: 0000-0001-8972-8548
(2014) The role of the psychologist in social change. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY, 60 (4). pp. 403-405.

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On 1 September 1967, the Nobel Prize-winning civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech entitled 'The role of the behavioral scientist in the civil rights movement' to the American Psychological Association (APA, 1999; King, 1968). With eloquence and passion, Martin Luther King championed the civil rights struggle and spoke to the interests of his audience. He stressed how behavioural scientists could and should support the civil rights movement. King's eloquent and passionate speech is still relevant today - explaining how psychologists and other mental health professionals could help address today's pressing social issues.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ## TULIP Type: Articles/Papers (Journal) ## official_url: 10.1177/0020764013491741
Uncontrolled Keywords: Martin Luther King, social change, civil rights
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 06:31
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:03
DOI: 10.1177/0020764013491741
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