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A Psychological Manifesto

01 November 2019

As the UK gears up to go to the polls this December, the BPS is calling for all political parties to consider how psychological evidence and expertise can improve policy making and to commit to including psychologically informed policies in their manifestos

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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