Poverty and Psychology

From Global Perspective to Local Practice

  • Stuart C. Carr
  • Tod S. Sloan

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology Series book series (ICUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Poverty and Psychology

    1. Stuart C. Carr
      Pages 1-15
  3. Insecurity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Isaac Prilleltensky
      Pages 19-44
    3. Stuart C. Carr
      Pages 45-68
    4. Virginia Moreira
      Pages 69-86
    5. David Fryer, Rose Fagan
      Pages 87-101
    6. Peter Spink
      Pages 103-120
  4. Empowerment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Euclides Sánchez, Karen Cronick, Esther Wiesenfeld
      Pages 123-145
    3. Anthony F. Lemieux, Felicia Pratto
      Pages 147-161
    4. Adrian Furnham
      Pages 163-183
    5. David J. Harper
      Pages 185-203
    6. Aus-Thai Project Team, Floyd H. Bolitho, Stuart C. Carr, Wiladlak Chuawanlee, Yutthana Chaijukul, Oraphin Choochom et al.
      Pages 205-225
  5. Opportunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Carola Eyber, Alastair Ager
      Pages 229-250
    3. Bill Ivory
      Pages 251-266
    4. Malcolm MacLachlan, Eilish Mc Auliffe
      Pages 267-284
    5. Stuart C. Carr, Stephen G. Atkins
      Pages 285-300
    6. Tod S. Sloan
      Pages 301-314
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-320

About this book


Although poverty is a global issue profoundly affecting millions of human beings, the psychology literature rarely focuses on this problem. Poverty and Psychology: From Global Perspective to Local Practice seeks to remedy that by bringing together academics, community practitioners and clinicians who are actively involved in studying the ramifications of poverty in groups and individuals as well as outlining successful methods of participant intervention. With a focus on positive and critical psychology and the resilience of the human spirit, the book brings the psychology of poverty up-to-date with current thinking and scientific approaches, and will inspire and encourage those working in the field. Covering a wide range of settings, from the shanty towns of Brazil and Venezuela to the inner cities of England and Scotland, to indigenous communities of the Australian outback, noted contributors share their direct experiences and a positive message for working toward progressive solutions.


Focusing crisis intervention poverty psychology psychopathology unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart C. Carr
    • 1
  • Tod S. Sloan
    • 2
  1. 1.Massey UniversityAotearoaNew Zealand
  2. 2.Georgetown UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4891-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0029-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0455
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