Psychology of Aid provides an original, psychological approach to development studies, focusing as it does on the social aspects of aid and the motivational foundations. Designed as a practical tool for looking at development projects in a new and structured way, the authors bring many of the social apsects of development and aid together in one book; from the needs of the Northern donor to the public tensions between Third World host and foreign development agencies.
'The integration of data from many cultures and aid projects, social and cognitive theories, and an emphasis on evaluating cultural assumptions in management and health, will benefit psychologists working in these areas who are interested in both explanations and practical suggestions. I believe that this book will become the standard reference for psychologists, from many different cultural backgrounds, working against poverty or social justice.' - South Pacific Journal of Psychology