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History of Community Psychology

We believe that Community Psychology adds an important and often overlooked perspective into the human experience. This category documents important discussions and turning points in the history of our field.

Teorías en psicología comunitaria

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Contextos, acción y comunidad Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas La revista Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCPP) dedica el volumen 7 (2) a reflexionar sobre el estado de las teorías en psicología comunitaria. Hace unos meses, algunos investigadores de la DePaul University preguntaron en la lista de correo de la Society for Community Research and Action por los modelos y teorías más […]

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Qué es la psicología comunitaria

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas Con un fuerte énfasis en la justicia social, la psicología comunitaria hace uso de la investigación orientada a la acción para guiar los programas comunitarios y las políticas que promueven el bienestar. Se centra en los individuos en sus contextos sociales, con el fin de prevenir los problemas antes […]

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The Concept of Diversity – SCRAs Position

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
On February 2, 2018 SCRA’s Executive Committee (EC) motioned to approve and endorse the following document as SCRA’s Position Statement on Diversity, and how the organization will work toward the promotion and enactment of diversity within its organization structures (e.g., committees, councils, interest groups).

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The Road to You Know Where is Paved with Good Intentions – Ed Tricket

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Ed Trickett shares his nuanced way of understanding ecological theory and the ecology of our social world.

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What is Community Psychology – Laura Kohn-Wood and Courte Voorhees

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Laura Kohn-Wood and Courte Voorhees discuss the timeless question: “What is Community Psychology”.

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This is Not a History Lesson; This is Agitation – Regina Langhout

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We all have moments in our lives that speak to us, that move us in unexpected ways. One of these moments for Natalie, the host of RadioActive, was an address given at the 2015 Society for Community Research and Action Biennial conference. Gina Langhout, a scholar and community psychologist, delivered her address entitled – This […]

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En los orígenes de la psicología positive

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas Historias de psicología comunitaria Marie Jahoda es conocida por su estudio sobre el impacto psicológico del desempleo en una pequeña comunidad en la década de 1930. El trabajo de investigación que llevó a cabo en Marienthal, en los alrededores de Viena, mostró que el paro afecta a la estructuración del tiempo […]

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What is Swampscott and Why is it Important?

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“It was an exciting time… They [Swampscott conference participants] wanted to intervene in social problems that were not explicitly mental health in nature, and that’s why they talked about becoming “social change agents” – a vision that was a sea change for American psychology.”

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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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