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Handbook of community psychology

Author: Julian Rappaport; Edward Seidman
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. printingView all editions and formats

This comprehensive handbook, the first in its field, brings together 106 different contributors. The 38 interrelated but at the same time independent chapters discuss key areas including conceptual  Read more...


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All Authors / Contributors: Julian Rappaport; Edward Seidman
ISBN: 0306461609 9780306461606
OCLC Number: 469313566
Description: xxi, 1011 s. ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface. Section I: Editors' Introduction - Concepts, Frameworks, Stories and Maps. 1. Prevention in Mental Health and Social Intervention: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Evolution of the Science and Practice of Prevention; R.D. Felner, et al. 2. Empowerment Theory: Psychological, Organizational and Community Levels of Analysis; M.A. Zimmerman. 3. Individualism, Collectivism, and Community Psychology; C. van Uchelen. 4. Community Psychology and Routes to Psychological Wellness; E.L. Cowen. 5. Towards an Integration of Behaviorism and Community Psychology; G.A. Bogat, L.A. Jason. 6. Cognition in Social Context: Contributions to Community Psychology; P. O'Neill. 7. Understanding and Changing Social Systems: An Ecological View; J.G. Kelly, et al. Section II: Editors' Introduction - People in Context: Empirically Grounded Constructs. 8. Psychological Dysfunction and Well-being: Public Health and Social Indicator Approaches; A.J. Zautra, K.M. Bachrach. 9. Stress: Theory, Research and Action; I.N. Sandler, et al. 10. Social Support Research in Community Psychology; M. Barrera Jr. 11. Citizen Participation and Community Organizations; A. Wandersman, P. Florin. 12. Power and Participation in the Workplace: Implications for Empowerment Theory, Research, and Practice; K.J. Klein, et al. Section III: Editors' Introduction - Intervention Strategies and Tactics. 13. Contextual Influences in Mental Health Consultation: Towards an Ecological Perspective on Radiating Change; E.J. Trickett, et al. 14. Community and Neighborhood Organisation; W. Berkowitz. 15. The Creation of Alternative Settings; C. Cherniss, G. Deegan. 16. Action-Oriented Mass Communication; A. McAlister. 17. Social Policy and Community Psychology; D.A. Phillips. 18. Dissemination of Innovation as Social Change; J.P. Mayer, W.S. Davidson II. Section IV: Editors' Introduction - Social Systems. 19. Prospects for a Viable Community Mental Health System: Reconciling Ideology, Professional Traditions, and Political Reality; K. Heller, et al. 20. Community-Based Health Interventions; T.A. Revenson, K.M. Schiaffino. 21. Religion in American Life: A Community Psychology Perspective; K.I. Pargament; K.I. Maton. 22. Community Change, Community Stasis, and the Law; G. Melton. 23. Helping Troubled Children and Families: A Paradigm of Public Responsibility; J. Knitzer. 24. The School Reform Movement: Opportunities for Community Psychology; D. Oxley. 25. Self-Help Groups; L.H. Levy. 26. Contributions from Organizational Psychology; M. Shinn, D.N.T. Perkins. Section V: Editors' Introduction - Design, Assessment and Analytic Methods. 27. Assessing Ecological Constructs and Community Context; J.A. Linney. 28. Cross-Level Research without Cross-ups in Community Psychology; M. Shinn, B.D. Rapkin. 29. Statistical Models for Change; J.S. Tanaka. 30. Thinking Through Others: Qualitative Research and Community Psychology; E. Stewart. Section VI: Editors' Introductio
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