Behavioural insights in the age of austerity: how research on the psychology of poverty can help us to stay focused on society

Public policy attention toward behavioural insights risks focusing on individual decision- making at the cost of considering the root causes of broader societal problems. But evidence from emerging research that spans the individual and society suggests that many behaviours associated with low socio...

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Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington

Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington is Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a social psychologist interested in the mechanisms underlying our human sensitivity …

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