We believe that historical injustices create multi-generational patterns of discrimination. Much of Community Psychology injects this perspective within their work on every topic. Some research focuses exclusively/primarily on groups impacted by injustice and marginalization.
Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured Content, PracticePublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyDecolonization is a process of examining and undoing unearned privilege resulting from historical and present day injustice. As a process, decolonization can push students from apathy to develop a sense of activism.Read More
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health | Tags: PodcastsIn this episode of RadioActive Lauren Munro, a Ph.D. student at Wilifrid Laurier University, explains what fat activism is and how the social movement challenges stigmas around fatness. Lauren self-describes as a fat woman and discusses how taking back the word “fat” and using it as a neutral descriptor weakens negative connotations. As a researcher, […]Read More
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Violence Prevention | Tags: PodcastsDr. Tracy Hipp is a Community Psychology graduate from Georgia State University who has focused her research on developing an understanding of the experiences of sexual violence of non-heterosexual and non gender conforming women through the inclusion of their often excluded voices.Read More
Posted in: Environment, Marginalized Groups, Uncategorized | Tags: PodcastsDuring this interview Dr. Riemer explains the complexity of the concept of Sustainability and argues for the need for more social science in sustainability research – stating that “we need to breathe air, but we also need to be in community”.Read More
Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups | Tags: PodcastsThere are communities facing risk of genocidal impact due to HIV/AIDS including black men, and indigenous communities, who are largely ignored or delegitimized in their experiences and differential health outcomes. Dr. Wilson’s work highlights the need to reclaim narratives of resistance by immigrants, communities of colour and indigenous communities.Read More
Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized GroupsLatinas are not only at greater risk for obesity and binge eating disorder (BED) than White women, they are also less likely to seek treatment for eating issues. Intensive lifestyle interventions are effective in promoting weight loss and improving dietary intake, but do not address important issues associated with obesity, such as BED. Cognitive-behavioral therapy […]Read More
Posted in: Blog, Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized GroupsIn 1979, a young psychologist named Joe Durlak published a controversial study in Psychological Bulletin that sent ripples through the helping professions. What Durlak sought to do was to combine all published studies that had compared the outcomes of experienced psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers with those of paraprofessionals (i.e., nonexpert, minimally trained community volunteers and helpers). […]Read More