Psychology of Policy-Making


Dennis C.L. Fung (Editor)
The University of Hong Kong

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY003000

Psychology of policy-making has arguably become one of the most popular areas in research across different disciplines since the last century. While particular attention has been paid to the rationale, process and outcome of policy-making in various academic studies, it seems that little research has been done in a more ‘global’ perspective, including aspects of climate change, educational reform and legal transformation. This book starts with a discussion of a landmark law which protected the rights of indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

It is followed by a chapter considering the cost, timing and probability of future climate consequences. In Chapter Three, we switch our focus back to the legal issues related to jury nullification. Finally, in the last three chapters, we examine the educational issues concerning the Medium of Instruction, role models of teacher and disabled students in the context of Hong Kong. With such a broad and comprehensive structure, the insightful findings in this book contribute to the scholarship of different academic disciplines, such as educational, legal and environmental research. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-x

Chapter 1: Teachers as Role Models: Expectations from Secondary School Students in Hong Kong and the Implications on Teachers’ Behaviors and Teacher Training Policy
(To Lai Ming (Helen), The University of Hong Kong)pp. 1-22

Chapter 2: Climate Risk Communication: Effects of Cost, Timing, and Probability of Climate Consequences in Decisions from Description and Experience
(Varun Dutt and Cleotilde Gonzalez, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA and others)pp. 23-48

Chapter 3: Jury Nullification: The Myth Revisited
(Joseph A. Hamm, Brian H. Bornstein, and Jenna Perkins, University of Nebraska-Public Policy Center, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Psychology, Lincoln, NE, USA)pp. 49-72

Chapter 4: Disabilities, Psychology and Policy Making
(Leung Chun Kit and Dennis Fung, Faculty of Education, the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB, UK)pp. 73-82

Chapter 5: Policy-Making Regarding the Medium of Instruction in the Hong Kong Education System
(Maggie Ma and Dennis Fung, The University of Hong Kong)pp. 83-92

Index pp. 93-99

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