Tag Archives: social exclusion

The Limitations of Teaching ‘Grit’ in the Classroom

“We are asking students to change a belief system without changing the situation around them,” he said. It can be irresponsible and unfair to talk about grit without talking about structural challenges, he said, referring to the recent interest in … Continue reading

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Americans Overestimate Social Class Mobility

In this research we examine estimates of American social class mobility—the ability to move up or down in education and income status. Across studies, overestimates of class mobility were large and particularly likely among younger participants and those higher in … Continue reading

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From Neurons to Neighborhoods : The Science of Early Childhood Development

”From Neurons to Neighborhoods” presents the evidence about ”brain wiring” and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community within which the child grows. How we raise young … Continue reading

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The Social Psychology of Citizenship: Studies and Future Research

In this article we review the argument outlined in the opening article in this special thematic section: that the current social psychology of citizenship can be understood as the development of longstanding conceptualisations of the concept within the discipline. These … Continue reading

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The Social Psychology of Citizenship, Participation and Social Exclusion

From the accumulated research on citizenship in social psychology outlined above, we know that articulating a voice within a broader community requires some form of ontological claim: a sense of who we are; our entitlement to speak; and why we … Continue reading

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The Youth Employment Crisis

In countries severely affected by the global financial crisis, youth unemployment has reached staggering proportions. To have four out of every ten young people unemployed is a social and economic catastrophe. The global financial crisis has aggravated the pre-existing “crisis … Continue reading

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The Role of the State in Empowering Poor and Excluded Groups and Individuals

Whether guaranteeing access to justice, promoting norms of equality and respect, ensuring access to quality essential services, or helping support organization and voice, Governments wishing to support the empowerment of poor and excluded groups and individuals can draw on a … Continue reading

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Poor Transitions – Social Exclusion and Young Adults

This study set out to explore what had become of young people living in the poorest neighbourhoods of the poorest town in Britain, several years after we first contacted them. As they moved into young adulthood, had their longer-term experiences … Continue reading

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The Oxford Handbook of Social Exclusion

Since its inception, the field of psychology has emphasized the importance of creating and maintaining social connections. Though theorists often disagree on how and why people form and maintain relationships, they agree on the importance of having a few positive … Continue reading

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A dangerous idea? Freedom, Children and the Capability Approach to Education

This article begins by observing how education is currently appreciated primarily for its utility value, a view informed by utilitarianism and neoclassical economic theory. A critique of that framing is offered and an alternative way of valuing education informed by … Continue reading

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