Social Policy, Social Work and Psychology

Part of the Practical Social Work book series


We have argued strongly that psychology informs social work practice and that debates between psychologists occur because of different perspectives in the study of psychology (outlined in Chapter 1). It is however important to consider a further dimension in psychological debate and that is the one by which psychology reflects and affects changes in social policy.


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Further Reading

  1. Packman’s (1975) book is a comprehensive account of child-care policy up to the 1975 Children Act. Bowlby’s Child Care and the Growth of Love (1951) alongside Rutter (1972), Hughes et al. (1980), and Bee (1978) are worth following up for the case for and against day care for children. Twelvetrees (1982) has a useful section on psychological considerations in community work.Google Scholar

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