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Community Psychology - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0333922828

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ISBN13: 978-0333922828
ISBN10: 0333922824 Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave
Published: 2005
International: No

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Community Psychology - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0333922828

Geoffrey Nelson and Isaac Prilleltensky

ISBN13: 978-0333922828
ISBN10: 0333922824 Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This up-to-date and highly engaging text provides students with an introduction to the history and foundations of community psychology, exploring its key concepts and values, community research, community action, and the application of psychology in various settings, integrating the values/politics and scientific/research aspects of community work. Critical perspectives and international examples are provided by authors from around the world on how community psychology can aid in the liberation of oppressed groups and promote social justice and well-being.

Written by experienced authors in the field, this invaluable and accessible text uses reader-friendly language to convey sophisticated theoretical ideas, and provides a range of features for students, including 'hands-on' exercises, web-based resources and insightful commentaries, to encourage debate and critical reflection among readers.

Table of Contents

Community psychology : journeys in the global context p. 3
The project of community psychology : issues, values and tools for liberation and well-being p. 23
Values for community psychology p. 47
Ecology, prevention and promotion p. 70
Community and power p. 92
Commitment, accountability and inclusion p. 115
An overview of community psychology interventions p. 139
Social interventions p. 160
Organizational and community interventions p. 186
Small group and individual interventions p. 211
The foundations of community research p. 235
Community research methods : post-positivist and social constructivist paradigms p. 255
Community research methods : critical paradigm p. 277
Marginalization p. 293
Globalization, poverty and social justice p. 309
Colonization and racism p. 330
Immigration and adaptation : confronting the challenges of cultural diversity p. 348
Gender, power and community psychology p. 364
A journey towards liberation : confronting heterosexism and the oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people p. 382
Ableism p. 405
Creating new possibilities for promoting liberation, well-being and recovery : learning from experiences of psychiatric consumers/survivors p. 426
Disadvantaged children and families p. 448
Environmental degradation and ecologically minded alternatives p. 468
Between person and society : community psychology's voyage into complexity p. 489
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