History of Community Psychology

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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.

Photograph of Chris Nettles

Living Community Psychology-Chris Nettles

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Inspiration, Marginalized Groups
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

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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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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 even greater disadvantage than […]

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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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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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