poverty

The British Psychological Society theme for 2020 – 'From poverty to flourishing' – caught my attention recently, reminding me of a true story of resilience based in Singapore. It is...

Shelter recently released a shocking report which found that a child becomes homeless every eight minutes in Britain – equivalent to 183 per day...

For a ‘rich’ country, by global standards, the UK has an awful lot of people who are not. Fourteen million people – one fifth of the population – live in poverty. Of these, four million are more than 50 per cent below the poverty line, and 1.5 million are classed as destitute...

In the run up to the election the British Psychological Society has published a psychological manifesto, calling for all political parties to consider how psychological evidence and expertise can...

More than four million children are amongst the 14 million people living in poverty in the UK, the world’s fifth largest economy. Given the well-documented physical and psychological effects this can have, the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Senate has voted to make...

Looking at the behaviour of people living in poverty could lead to the conclusion that the poor behave very badly, said Professor Eldar Shafir (Princeton University). People living in poverty have poor adherence to drugs, take out multiple high-interest payday loans, are...

There is now consistent evidence to suggest that serious harm to physical and mental health and well-being can be caused by the experience of poverty and adverse life events (Duncan & Brooks-Gunn, 1997; McLoyd, 1998).  Socio-economic disadvantage, material hardship and...

More than 20 years after our previous article in The Psychologist (September, 1993) a white paper for the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology ‘Humanitarian work psychology’ (SIOP, 2013) provides a new perspective on global development that challenges the...