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Social psychological perspectives on homelessness

Christian, Julie and Abrams, Dominic (2012) Social psychological perspectives on homelessness. In: Smith, Susan J., ed. International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Elsevier, pp. 484-488. ISBN 978-0-08-047171-6. (doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-047163-1.00353-2) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A number of critiques have been published drawing attention to gaps in research methods applied to issues surrounding homelessness in the United Kingdom. In this article, we discuss the use of innovative approaches and methods drawn from the field of applied social psychology and their applications to these issues. In so doing, we review the recent social psychology and homelessness literature, highlighting themes such as social identity, agency (efficacy), and service utilisation. Finally, the relevance of these perspectives for future research on homelessness in the United Kingdom is discussed.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/B978-0-08-047163-1.00353-2
Uncontrolled keywords: Attitudes, Homelessness, Interventions, Research methods, Social identification, Social psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 16:26 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36071 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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