Community Psychology: Linking Individuals and Communities / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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- Cengage Learning
After introducing community psychology and its history, the authors describe methods of community research, and discuss how to understand communities from the perspectives of ecological diversity, sense of community, coping, and social support. The focus then shift to community programs and actions: preventing problem behavior and promoting social competence, citizen participation, organizing for community an social change, and program evaluation and development.
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About the Author
Jim Dalton is Professor of Psychology at Bloomsburg University and is in charge of the undergraduate curriculum clearinghouse for community psychology for the Society for Research in Community Psychology. He holds a bachelor's degree from King College in Tennessee and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.
Maurice J. Elias earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Elias is a Professor for the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University, and co-developer of the Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving Project. Areas of research interest include clinical, school, and community psychology particularly in the area of children, adolescents, and families; design and evaluation of preventive interventions; social, cognitive, and behavioral competence; and emotional intelligence.
Abraham Wandersman earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1976 and is currently a Professor at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Wandersman's areas of interest include community psychology, program evaluation, environmental and ecological psychology, citizen participation, community coalitions, and program evaluation.
Table of ContentsPART ONE: INTRODUCING COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY. 1. What Is Community Psychology? 2. How Did Community Psychology Develop? PART TWO: COMMUNITY RESEARCH. 3. The Aims of Community Research. 4. The Methods of Community Research. PART THREE: UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES. 5. Understanding Ecology: Individuals Within Environments. Interchapter Exercise: Assessing Environments. 6. Understanding Human Diversity. 7. Understanding Sense of Community. 8. Understanding Coping and Social Support. Interchapter Exercise: Mapping Your Social Support Network. PART FOUR: PREVENTION AND PROMOTION: KEY CONCEPTS. 10. Prevention and Promotion: Current and Future Applications. 11. Prevention and Promotion: Implementing Programs. Interchapter Exercise: Touring the Prevention/Promotion Literature. PART FIVE: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE. 12. Citizen Participation and Empowerment. 13. Organizing for Community and Social Change. Interchapter Exercise: A Community Coalition. 14. Program Evaluation and Program Development. Interchapter Exercise: Planning and Evaluating a Community Program. 15. Looking Back, Looking Ahead.