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The British Psychological Society’s ‘From Poverty to Flourishing’ campaign, voted for by the Senate in 2019, has aimed to put psychological evidence at the heart of action to tackle poverty and improve outcomes for children, families and communities. In this bumper edition we have pulled together articles and interviews featuring members of the expert reference group and more. Particularly in the more creative contributions, we have interpreted the ‘…to flourishing’ aspect more broadly. Next issue, the focus turns to class.
One place we try to flourish is online… you can find lots more content at thepsychologist.bps.org.uk
Dr Jon Sutton
Power posing; A-level psychology; driving; and more
Including chats with Paul Taylor and Clifford Stott MBE
Money and more
The landscape of poverty
Rhiannon Cobner, Jen Daffin and Sarah Brown with a psychosocial ecological approach to flourishing
‘You can improve the policy by attending to people’s dignity’
David Robson meets psychologists considering the importance of how poverty is framed
What should psychologists understand about austerity, and ways to broaden their role to combat its effects?
‘I’m one of them’
Our editor meets Greta Defeyter to talk food poverty
Forging brighter futures with young care leavers
Duncan Gillard, Louise Hayes, Aoife McNally and Kate Willis on giving people skills to reboot their lives
Taking context seriously
A chapter from Darren McGarvey’s book Poverty Safari
‘Out of poverty I felt like an alien’
Karina Webb reflects on the complexity of flourishing
Four approaches to flourishing
Experiences from the Psychologists for Social Change network
How can we flourish?
Winning entries from our latest Voices In Psychology competition, from Guan Mao, Elizabeth Otterburn and Tara Lepore
‘The pandemic has highlighted the huge social divide that exists in the UK’
Vivian Hill talks attainment gaps, education and resilience
Jobs in psychology
The hope and tragedy of poverty; how poverty shapes confidence; and more
From poverty to poetry
Stuart Larner, Jo Kirk, Georgina Rooney and Jamie Wallace with their winning entries; plus Sanah Ahsan
SICK!; Nomadland; White Tiger; On Happiness; and more
How can Psychology flourish?