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I Am Not Alone in My Struggle: Importance of Online Communities for Turner Syndrome

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Kristin M. Schramer and Kathryn D. Lafreniere The growth of online communities, communities in which members communicate primarily through electronic means, has led to interest in their ability to develop a sense of community in their members, often referred to as Sense of Virtual Community (SOVC) (Abfalter, Zanglia, & Mueller, 2012). There is evidence that […]

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Inspiration in Community Psychology: Carlos Luis Zatarain

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God’s calling for social justice by Carlos Luis Zatarain, Edited by Olya Glantsman, Jack O’Brien, & Katie Ramian In 2011, Carlos Luis Zatarain was deciding whether to become a Jesuit priest. By then, he had been involved with the Jesuits in Mexico for 7 years and had even undergone the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. […]

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Living Community Psychology – Kyrah Brown

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This installment features Kyrah K. Brown, an early career community psychologist who has always been an activist in her communities — a perfect fit for Community Psychology. Although she struggled at finding a position after earning her doctorate, she eventually landed a challenging and rewarding position in the nonprofit world. Her story is instructive for […]

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Living Community Psychology – Craig Kwesi Brookins

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For this installment, we introduce a community psychologist whose academic career has shifted among psychology and Black and African studies, but always incorporates the values and basic principles of community psychology.

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Living Community Psychology – Jacob Tebes

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For this installment, we feature a distinguished community psychologist who has made significant scholarly contributions as well as applying the field’s scholarship to social problems that besiege communities. He attributes much of his success ultimately to the example of resilience and courage of his parents, survivors of World War II and immigrants to a new […]

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Living Community Psychology – Cindy Scott

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For this installment, we profile a clinical/community psychologist who is now working as a volunteer mental health expert for Doctors without Borders.

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Living Community Psychology – Bernadette Sanchez

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For this installment, we profile a community psychologist who was a first-generation, ethnic minority college student, has received excellent mentoring throughout her professional career and, in turn, has been a passionate advocate for diverse students. Her own research program addresses positive youth development and youth mentoring.

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Living Community Psychology – Saul Alinsky

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Here, the column makes a radical departure by interviewing two people who are not, themselves, affiliated with our field. Rather, they are the son and grandson of Saul Alinsky, a highly influential figure in forming the values, scholarship and practice of Community Psychology.

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