The concepts, research and applications emerging from the field of community psychology.
Community Psychology, 5/e focuses on the prevention of problems, the promotion of well-being, empowerment of members within a community, the appreciation of diversity, and an ecological model for the understanding of human behavior. Attention is paid to both “classic” early writings and the most recent journal articles and reviews by today’s practitioners and researchers. Historical and alternative methods of effecting social change are explored in this book, with the overall theme that the environment is as important as the individual in it.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
- Understand the historical and contemporary principles of community psychology.
- Apply theory and research to social services, mental health, health, legal, and public health systems
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Community Psychology
Chapter 2: Scientific Research Methods
Chapter 3: Stress, coping social support and Resilience
Chapter 4: The Importance of Social Change
Chapter 5: Community Intervention Strategies
Chapter 6: The mental health System
Chapter 7: Social and Human Services in the Community
Chapter 8: Schools, Children, and Communities
Chapter 9: Law, Crime, and The Community
Chapter 10: The Health Care System
Chapter 11: Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Chapter 12: Community/Organizational Psychology
Chapter 13: The Future of Community Psychology
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