Cognitive strain in Parliament

Baldwin, A, Pinto, C, Perriard-Abdoh, S and Weinberg, A ORCID: 2020, Cognitive strain in Parliament , Project Report, The British Psychological Society.

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Being an MP does not come with a formal job description, and the working realities of our elected politicians are complex. We know from current psychological evidence that work plays a central role in our identity and meaningful activity in life is key to wellbeing. This applies as much to politicians as it does to any other job. While other high-stress professions have been studied from an occupational psychology perspective, this has not occurred to a large extent within parliamentarians. This briefing asks, from a psychological perspective, what the role of an MP actually looks like in practice, and what are the psychological ramifications faced by our elected representatives once they enter parliament?

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: The British Psychological Society
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Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 13:29
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 06:42

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