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A Psychological Manifesto

The BPS is calling for all political parties to consider how psychological evidence and expertise can improve policy making.

01 November 2019

BPS Statement

By Policy Team

Any government serious about improving the lives of the public and understanding why intractable social problems persist must ensure that their policies and interventions are based on an in-depth understanding of human behaviour.

Here we outline three overarching priorities for government, alongside evidence-based recommendations for many departments that should form part of the new government’s domestic agenda.

These policy recommendations have been developed in collaboration with BPS members.

The three priorities we have outlined are:

  1. A cross government strategy for the youngest children
  2. Truly transformational prevention
  3. Action to take communities from poverty to flourishing

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