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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Online Support Communities

Neil S. Coulson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology

May 2019; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Psychology. 8437 words.

In recent years online support communities have increased in popularity and, for those digitally connected, provide a convenient and accessible means of reaching out to others facing...

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Imagination in Community Engagement

Colette Daiute.

in Handbook of Imagination and Culture

November 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 12404 words.

Imagining is a sociocultural process, wrought of interactions, relationships, and provocations. This chapter presents theory and illustrations of that process as relational imagining—using...

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Emotional communities of respect

Bennett W. Helm.

in Collective Emotions

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 7529 words.

Philosophers have tended to approach the collectivity of emotions in two ways: by understanding there to be some non-accidental connection among the emotions of members of a collective and...

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Creating Communities to Foster Success

Leonard A. Jason.

in Principles of Social Change

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 11823 words.

Chapter 4 focuses on the patience and persistence that is needed for large-scale changes. Focusing on small triumphs is imperative: it renews dedication to one’s efforts and celebrates even...

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Barack Obama and the LGBT Community

Laurie A. Roades.

in Obama on Our Minds: The Impact of Obama on the Psyche of America

September 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 11402 words.

Barack Obama’s presidency represents a rocky path to progress for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community. While Obama is hailed as the president most supportive of...

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The Discourse of the Seaside Community

Amia Lieblich.

in Narratives of Positive Aging

July 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 9341 words.

The discourse climate that governs the seaside community is referred to in this chapter as a “bubble”: processing reality by eliminating and transforming the unwanted parts of experience,...

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Forging a Community of Equals

Amia Lieblich.

in Narratives of Positive Aging

July 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 9818 words.

Although, in general, a sense of belonging and social relationships are known to have positive effects, this chapter refers to the special interpersonal patterns that develop in the seaside...

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Building Sustainable Peace and Compassionate Community

Kevin P. Clements.

in The Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict

July 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology. 10699 words.

This chapter argues that sustainable peace is most likely in stable, cooperative, and compassionate communities that place a higher value on trust, equality, and welfare than safety and...

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Social networks and online community

Caroline Haythornthwaite.

in Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

February 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Social Psychology; Cognitive Psychology. 11357 words.

The very notion of community in an online context can begin a hot debate. Those who would keep the term ‘community’ for the imagined ideal of cooperation and joint sharing of land,...

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Empowering Community Settings: Theory, Research, and Action

Kenneth I. Maton and Anne E. Brodsky.

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

December 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 9364 words.

This chapter provides a a modest attempt to build on Julian Rappaport's vision of a community psychology in which empowerment is the guiding motif to life. Drawing upon research on three...

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Community psychology in Chinese societies

Charles C. Chan.

in Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology

February 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology; Neuropsychology. 10517 words.

The essentiality of seeing people within a particular social context and their respective temporal contexts of livelihood is the core of community psychology. Community psychology takes an...

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Thought Communities

Vera John-Steiner.

in Creative Collaboration

August 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 7496 words.

As collaborations enhance through technology and discussions on the timeliness and importance of joint activities are powerfully made, no significant change has appeared in the mainstream...

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Interacting with collective emotions in e-communities

Marcin Skowron and Stefan Rank.

in Collective Emotions

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 7001 words.

Interactive computer programs that participate in online communities provide novel opportunities to study the genesis and the influence of collective emotions in online communication. This...

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A Cultural-Historical Approach to University/Community Collaborative Interventions

Deborah Downing-Wilson, Robert Lecusay, Ivan Rosero and Michael Cole.

in The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

May 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology. 9281 words.

In this paper we explore approaches to intervention research viewed from a broadly conceived cultural-psychological perspective. Although scholars who adopt this perspective share a belief...

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The Neglected Role of Community Narratives in Culturally Anchored Prevention and Public Policy

Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Maria A. Ramos Olazagasti.

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

December 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 7716 words.

This chapter outlines some of the ways in which a community narrative perspective can enrich culturally anchored work, using examples from three studies related to HIV prevention,...

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Paper with a mouth, recounting the developing destinies of an iyoom and her community

Barbara Rogoff.

in Developing Destinies

April 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 3516 words.

Ushering babies into this world is the sacred work of a Mayan midwife (“iyoom”). The divine selection of an individual for this work is indicated by a sign at her birth. However, fewer...

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Planet of the Durkheimians, Where Community, Authority, and Sacredness Are Foundations of Morality

Jonathan Haidt and Jesse Graham.

in Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification

August 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 12808 words.

Most academic efforts to understand morality and ideology come from theorists who limit the domain of morality to issues related to harm and fairness. For such theorists, conservative...

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The International Community Response

Peter Wallensteen, Erik Melander and Frida Möller.

in The Slippery Slope to Genocide

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 13548 words.

This chapter establishes a close link between genocide and civil war since 1945: Civil wars threaten to unleash genocidal forces. Thus, containing civil war becomes important in preventing...

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Volunteerism and Community Involvement

Arthur A. Stukas, Mark Snyder and E. Gil Clary.

in The Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior

May 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology. 26385 words.

Volunteerism is a form of prosocial behavior that involves a freely chosen decision to commit a sustained amount of time and effort to helping another person, group, or cause, typically...

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Seniors’ Online Communities and Well-Being in Later Life

Galit Nimrod.

in The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

October 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Health Psychology; Social Psychology. 9864 words.

This chapter aims to explore the potential value of seniors’ online communities for the well-being of older adults. Based on a series of studies that utilized various methods (including...

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