Principles of Community Psychology

Principles of Community Psychology : Perspectives and Applications

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This book is a revision of a successful community psychology text. It uses an ecological perspective to integrate theory, research and practice across the diverse subject matter of community mental health and community psychology. The authors have retained the basic architecture of the book, but the thoery chapters have been rewritten to reduce jargon and other chapters have been changed to improve clarity. All examples and issues in the book have been revised to bring them up to date.show more

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  • Hardback | 562 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 30mm | 898.13g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • numerous text boxes
  • 0195144171
  • 9780195144178

About Murray Levine

Murray Levine is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. Douglas D. Perkins is Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. David V. Perkins is Professor of Psychology at Ball State University.show more

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"Prior to this edition, this book was unrivaled for its scope and depth of the obvious and not-so-obvious psychological implications of what American communities are: what problems they face, how they do and do not change.This edition makes clearer than previous editions that this is more than a book about the American community. It is about America."--from the foreword by Seymour B. Sarasonshow more

Table of contents

Preface ; Life is a Soap Opera ; The Origins of Community Psychology ; A Conceptual Road Map of Community Psychology ; The Ecological Analogy ; Five Psychological Conceptions of the Environment ; Labelling Theory: An Alternative to the Illness Model ; Adaption, Crisis, Coping, and Support ; Prevention ; Self-Help Groups ; The Problem of Change ; School Desegregation: A Societal Level Intervention ; Community Development and Socaial Action in Community ; Science Ethic, and the Future of Community Psychologyshow more

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