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ISBN-13 9780205654383ISBN-10 020565438X
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-205-62771-4ISBN-13 978-0-205-62771-4
Author(s): John Moritsugu; Frank Y. Wong; Karen Grover Duffy
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 408
Description

Community Psychologyprovides students with an introduction to the concepts, research and applications emerging from the field of community psychology.

Community Psychology focuses on the prevention of problems, the promotion of well-being, empowerment of members within a community, the appreciation of diversity, and an ecological model for the understanding of human behavior.  Attention is paid to both “classic” early writings by the first wave and the most recent journal articles and reviews by today’s practitioners and researchers. 

Historical and alternative methods of effecting social change are explored in this book through an examination of the mental health system, the educational system, the criminal justice system, and the social service system. The central theme underlying all of the chapters is the idea that the setting or environment is as important as the individual in it.

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