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Sense of Community

A psychological sense of community is a term intended to describe the experience and feeling of a community rather than a description of its structure and rules. This psychological sense of being is one of the foundational concepts in the field of Community Psychology.

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Social Action Challenging Privilege and Oppression: How Emerging Adults Decide What to Do and When

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Emerging adults reflect on social issues broadly and think critically about how and when to become involved in action. This work can inform strategies to engage individuals in social justice efforts aimed at creating social change across the life-span.

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Spirituality and Community Building with The Community Toolbox

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Chapter 28 of The Community Toolbox helps practitioners learn how to build communities of compassion, justice, and other spiritual assets.

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Improving After-School Programming

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We can improve the effectiveness of afterschool programs by setting high expectations for youth, encouraging staff teamwork and engagement, and providing opportunities for staff to personally identify with youth they are serving.

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Time Well Spent (in communities)

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Advance beyond traditional methods of psychology by recording the contexts in which they are embedded.

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What is Life Like in an Immigrant Detention Center?

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy, Sense of Community | Tags:
The inhumanity of detention has far reaching effects on communities outside of the detention facility.

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How to Use Feedback Loops to Engage your Community

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Involving marginalized voices in the community can be difficult. The Feedback Loop process is one way to more authentically engage more folks.

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Just Living is Not Enough: Community Gardens Promote Life and Connection to Others

Posted in: Environment, Sense of Community
Community gardens are more than pretty spaces. We can (and should) measure pro-social community-level programs to better understand how and why they work.

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Do Others Understand Us? – Dr. Chris Keys, Dr. Crystal Steltenpohl, Kevin Ryan & Jordan Reed

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On this episode of RadioActive I bring you the Online Technologies Lab researchers who shared their work on Online Fighting Game Communities.

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Sense of Community: Let’s Build it Together!

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One of every 30 people live outside of their country of birth. Immigrants and longer-term residents often transform their sense of community—their feelings of belonging and mattering to the community, and beliefs that they will meet their needs through the community—in the new communities they share together.

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Sentido de comunidad y participación

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas La idea de comunidad ha ido ganando importancia en los últimos años, tanto en la investigación como en la práctica. Esta idea se refiere a los vínculos de confianza y de reciprocidad entre los integrantes de un barrio, una localidad o una comunidad de vecinos (es decir, una comunidad tradicional). […]

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