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: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyAutochthony [aw-tok-thon-ey] is a sense of belonging originating from historical nativeness. The idea that “we were the first to arrive” promotes the emergence of a sense of ownership, which may have a negative impact on newcomer migrant groups.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic StatusPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyYouth may define their neighborhood differently than where they reside and may feel greater community engagement and ownership in the neighborhood that hosts their activities. Interventions can more effectively target youth within their perceived community space.Read More
Posted in: Blog, History of Community Psychology, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: The Community PsychologistFan 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.Read More