History of Community Psychology


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.

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An Open-Access Textbook for Students, Teachers, Community-Based Organizations, Researchers, and Others

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A free e-Textbook providing examples of Community Psychology practice. Case studies highlight transformational work happening in communities globally. Students say, “The book is helpful in moving theory to practice.”

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What Does a Community Psychology Student Learn?

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Crucial concepts in the field from a Community Psychologist teaching the subject.

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Ignite Sessions now Online!

Posted in: History of Community Psychology
Guess what? SCRA Ignite Sessions are now online. Ignite Presentations share research and ideas in a brief 5-minute format. Ignite your own discussions with a little bit of Community Psychology research! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzQPIYK0nLqcCl5YiQ0o1uO9yYG0fKWw4

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Fan Activism and Community Psychology

Posted in: Blog, History of Community Psychology, Marginalized Groups
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Fan activism is a new area of interest that looks at how organized communities of fans come together to take action in promoting diversity, education and other focal community psychology topics.

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Living Community Psychology-Chris Nettles

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Chris Nettles was profiled in Spring 2013 as an advanced clinical/community graduate student who was completing a self-designed community/clinical internship.

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New Open Access Community Psychology Textbook

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Students and community members may access a free introduction to the field, the methods and theories, frameworks for understanding communities, intervention and prevention strategies used by community psychologists, tools for creating change on multiple levels, and guidance on the various paths one can take as a community psychologist

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Leonard Jason, director of the Center for Community Research

How and Why Community Psychology Focuses on Prevention

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Lenny Jason explains that Psychology is more than therapy by examining the field of community psychology.

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A Love Letter to Marie Jahoda

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Inspiration
Marie Jahoda’s early multi-method work and strengths-based community perspective makes her a grandmother in the field of Community Psychology.

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Is Community Psychology “Forever Young”? Noting and Addressing the Lack of Community Psychologists in Communities of Aging

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submitted by Elizabeth Kirkwood Between the years 2005 to 2050, the global population of older persons (over age 65) is expected to increase 113%. In continents such as Asia and Africa, the increase is expected to exceed 268% and 307%, respectively. Considering women constitute a majority of the aging population, they may be at an […]

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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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