Principles of Community Psychology

Principles of Community Psychology : Perspectives and Applications

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This text presents the principles and practices of community psychology in a coherent, even-handed fashion. Early chapters analyse the conceptual roots of community psychology in epidemiology, the medical model of mental health, and social ecology, while later chapters focus on practical applications in preventative mental health and social community change. An up-to-date, critical review of research is included. The text also addresses unusual but increasingly important topicsin community psychology, such as self-help, consciousness-raising, labelling theory, and school desegregation, as well as the role of behavioural scientists in social change. Principles of Community Psychology is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses in community psychology as well as courses in community mental health.show more

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 154.9 x 238.8 x 30.5mm | 793.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 6 line figures, bibliography
  • 0195098447
  • 9780195098440

Table of contents

Introduction: An Overview of Community Psychology; Origins of Community Psychology; 1. Life Is a Soap Opera; 2. The Origins of Community Psychology in the Community Mental Health Movement; Perspectives of Community Psychology; 3. A Conceptual Road Map of Community Psychology; 4. The Ecological Analogy; 5. Three Psychological Conceptions of the Environment; 6. Labeling Theory: An Alternative to the Illness Model, and Its Limitations; 7. Adapatation, Crisis, Coping, and Support; Applications of Community Psychology; 8. Prevention; 9. Self-Help Groups; 10. The Problem of Change; 11. School Desegregation: A Societal Level Interaction; 12. Social Action in Community Psychology; 13. Science, Politics, and the Ethics of Community Interventionshow more

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