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Community psychology : challenges, controversies and emerging consensus

Author: Jim Orford
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Series: MyiLibrary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part 1 of Community Psychology sets the scene by locating community psychology in its historical and contemporary context. In Part 2, disempowered groups and their physical and mental health are considered. Finally, in Part 3, the application of community psychology is discussed, and the ways in which marginalized people can be helped by strengthening their communities highlighted.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Orford, Jim.
Community psychology.
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008
(OCoLC)623271139
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Orford
ISBN: 9780470855935 0470855932 9780470855942 0470855940
OCLC Number: 173659512
Description: xxiv, 456 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Challenging psychology over its neglect of the social --
Community psychology's core values : empowerment, liberation, and social justice --
The debate over knowledge in community psychology : dissatisfaction with existing research methods --
Social position and inequalities in health --
Place and its influence on health and well-being --
Two concepts for understanding inequalities by position and place --
Disempowerment by war, immigration, homelessness, or unemployment --
Disempowered because of income, gender, or sexual orientation --
Strengthening social support for members of disempowered groups --
Social action and innovation --
Empowering communities --
Participation and liberation.
Series Title: MyiLibrary.
Responsibility: Jim Orford.
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Community psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with person-environment interactions, and how society impacts upon individual and community functioning. More interventionist than  Read more...

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