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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Community Psychology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$51.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-65438-3