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Community Psychology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By John Gr Moritsugu, Karen G. Duffy, Frank Y. Wong

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 27, 2009

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Community Psychology provides students with an introduction to the concepts, research and applications emerging from the field of community psychology.


Community Psychology 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 by the first wave 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 through an examination of the mental health system, the educational system, the criminal justice system, and the social service system. The central theme underlying all of the chapters is the idea that the setting or environment is as important as the individual in it.

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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$51.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-65438-3