Application of Psychology to disadvantaged groups


The concepts of disadvantaged, deprivation; Social, physical, cultural and economic consequences of disadvantaged and deprived groups; Educating and motivating the disadvantaged towards development; Relative and prolonged deprivation.

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Application of Psychology to Disadvantaged Groups

Reference Study material:

1. The Concepts of Disadvantaged, Deprivation

  1. Disability and Poverty – Tony Emmett
  2. Group Inequality
  3. Discrimination: Evidence from Psychology and Economics
  4. Causes of Poverty and a Framework for Action
  5. Introduction to Poverty Analysis, World Bank Institute
  6. The World’s Most Deprived – Characteristics and Causes of Extreme Hunger
  7. Bonds and Bridges – Social Capital and Poverty, World Bank
  8. Family Functioning Profiles, early onset of disadvantaged neighbourhood
  9. Urban Poverty and Family Context of Delinquency
  10. The Many Colors of Crime – Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America
  11. Reconceptualizing Meritocracy, Harvard
  12. Perspectives on Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Other Grounds
  13. How Does the Global Order Harm the Poor, Mathias Risse, Harvard

2. Social, Physical, Cultural and Economic Consequences of Disadvantaged and Deprived Groups

  1. Disadvantaged Group Responses to Perceived Inequality
  2. Disparities within India’s Poorest Regions, World Bank
  3. Gender, Environment, and Poverty Interlinks in Rural India, World Bank
  4. Growth, Poverty and Inequality, World Bank
  5. How Disadvantaged Group Members Cope with Discrimination, Harvard
  6. How stereotyping yourself contributes to your success or failure
  7. Mortality Burden and Socioeconomic Status in India, Harvard
  8. Race and Poverty: Divergent fortunes of America’s children
  9. Responding to Membership in a Disadvantaged Group
  10. Responding to Tokenism: Individual action in the face of collective injustice
  11. Teacher Expectations for the Disadvantaged – Rosenthal
  12. The Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle
  13. The Psychology of Prejudice: In-group Love or Out-group Hate
  14. The Social Costs of Concentrated Poverty, Harvard

3. Educating and Motivating the Disadvantaged towards Development

  1. Cultural diversity and anti-poverty policy
  2. Cultural Diversity and Poverty Eradication, UNESCO
  3. Do Early Childhood Intervention Programs Really Work
  4. Education in the Indian Constitution, Human Rights & Disadvantaged Groups
  5. European national policies to promote the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups
  6. HIV/AIDS – Implications for Poverty Reduction, UNDP
  7. Home based behavioral system family therapy with disadvantaged juvenile deliquents
  8. International Adoption: The Human Rights Position
  9. Investing in Disadvantaged Young Children
  10. Is Equal Opportunity Enough – Rajiv Sethi
  11. Moving Out of Poverty in India – An Overview, World Bank
  12. Poverty and Social Impact Analysis of Reforms, World Bank
  13. Removing Social Barriers and Building Social Institutions
  14. Strengthening families to support children affected by HIV and AIDS
  15. Training Disadvantaged Rural Children for Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Skills
  16. Behavioral Economics and Marketing in Aid of Decision-Making among the Poor, Harvard
  17. African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention

4. Relative and Prolonged Deprivation;

  1. Relative Deprivation, Poor Health Habits and Mortality
  2. Relative Poverty and Child’s Cognitive and Behavioral Development
  3. Does Relative Deprivation Predict the Need for Mental Health Services
  4. Group based emotions and Intergroup Behavior: The case of relative deprivation



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