Issues

Issues

Issues

We define community broadly and engage in communities of many kinds. Pieces are arranged topically and the list of issue topics is continually expanding.

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

Posted in: History of Community Psychology | Tags:
Laura Kohn-Wood and Courte Voorhees discuss the timeless question: “What is Community Psychology”.

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Refugees, Migration, Acculturation and Traumatic Stress – Dina Birman

Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags:
Dina Birman discusses refugees, culture, acculturation, migration and traumatic stress. Dina takes listeners through a definition of Community Psychology and her own personal history of moving to the US as a refugee from the Soviet Union.

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

Posted in: History of Community Psychology | Tags:
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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Surfacing and Shifting Power – Scot Evans and Tod Sloan

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On this episode of RadioActive we served up two brilliant (and ridiculously cool) academic brains who work tirelessly to understand the role of power in creating and maintaining suffering and inequality in our communities and society.

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Dismantling the Caricature of “Other” – Ashmeet Oberoi

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
Dr. Oberoi studies the school experience (both as it relates to well-being and academic achievement) of Muslim and immigrant youth who are ‘othered’ within the American school systems.

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The Role of Science in Social Movements – Winnie Chan

Posted in: Public Policy | Tags:
Winnie Chan joins Natalie to share her new paper entitled “From Moment to Movement: Empowerment and Resilience as a Framework for Collective Action in Hong Kong”.

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Prioritizing the Local in an Era of Globalization – Urmitapa Dutta

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On this episode of RadioActive you hear an interview with Urmitapa Dutta during the 2017 Society for Community Research and Action conference held in Ottawa Canada. Urmi discusses the role of knowledge construction in the margins as discussed in her paper “Prioritizing the Local in an Era of Globalization: A Proposal for Decentering Community Psychology” […]

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Community Psychologists on Campus: Mini-Case Studies in University Activism

Posted in: Education
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Students in the Community Psychology Program at Wichita State University (WSU) are at the forefront of organizing, advocacy, and research on their campus. This past year, students mobilized others on campus using community psychology principles. By collaborating on campus, we were successful in bringing together graduate community psychology students and undergraduates wanting to create positive […]

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Technology in Our Pockets: Can You Ever Get Too Much?

Posted in: Mental Health | Tags:
Have you felt tired at the end of a day and wondered what you actually “did?” Do you find “unplugging” and turning your phone off leaves you feeling anxious even when you are not expecting important calls or texts?

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African American and Latino Children and Adolescents Experience Race-Related Trauma in the Public Education System

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
Race-related trauma is both generational and present for many African American and Latino children and adolescents in the United States. From law enforcement to the public education system, policies continue to support the devaluing of students through punitive discipline and discretionary practices. Among other negative impacts, these practices limit opportunities to gifted and college preparatory […]

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