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community

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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community psychology

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A branch of applied psychology involving work at a community level, often including counselling and health psychology.

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community psychiatry

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A branch of psychiatry devoted to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders and the provision of mental health care to people in local communities.

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Community Colleges

John M. Majer.

in Diverse Careers in Community Psychology

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 7617 words.

Community psychologists typically work in various settings, such as universities, community-based organizations, and/or as independent consultants. This chapter describes the experiences of...

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Community Narratives

Bradley D. Olson, Daniel G. Cooper, Judah J. Viola and Brian Clark.

in Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research

December 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 5177 words.

Personal stories are structured around individuals’ stories, whereas community narratives, analogously, are comprised of personal stories collectively forming the foundation of a group’s or...

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Community Power

Brian D. Christens.

in Community Power and Empowerment

March 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 10212 words.

Power is a fundamental force in community affairs and change processes. This chapter examines community power structure as a basis for understanding empowerment processes. Early social...

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Community Development

Brian D. Christens.

in Community Power and Empowerment

March 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 13856 words.

Most have treated empowerment at the community level in vague terms. Scholars in community development and health promotion have identified domains of community empowerment, but these were...

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Deaf Communities

Bencie Woll and Paddy Ladd.

in The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education, Volume 1, Second Edition

January 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Educational Psychology. 10132 words.

This chapter offers an introduction to the theoretical concepts underlying research on Deaf communities and Deaf culture, including a comparison of early views centering on the image of the...

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Community Health

Marta Gil Lacruz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Health Psychology. 16555 words.

The social function of health psychology is the promotion of well-being and quality-of-life improvements, concepts that only become meaningful when they are analyzed in the real-life...

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community psychology n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 20 words.

A branch of applied psychology involving work at a community level, often including counselling and health psychology.

community psychology n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 20 words.

A branch of *applied psychology involving work at a community level, often including *counselling and *health psychology

Accidental Community Psychologist

Teresa Garate.

in Diverse Careers in Community Psychology

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 4896 words.

In this chapter, the author shares the impact that community psychology has had on her professional life over the last 23 years and how its principles are embedded through her varied career...

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Community Power and Empowerment

Brian D. Christens.

March 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 280 pages.

Community Power and Empowerment is the most comprehensive treatment of empowerment theory to date. The book begins by situating empowerment with regard to community power,...

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Religious Congregations and Communities

William B. Whitney and Pamela Ebstyne King.

in Emerging Adults' Religiousness and Spirituality

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 7179 words.

Although recent research reveals a rise in emerging adults who report no affiliation with a specific religious tradition, religious communities still remain important to many emerging...

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Contexts and Community Leadership

G. Kelly James.

in Becoming Ecological

February 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 7449 words.

Ella Baker was, from the 1940s through the 1970s, an influential leader in the civil rights movement. During the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955–1956, she made some trenchant...

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Community as Teacher

G. Kelly James.

in Becoming Ecological

February 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 3737 words.

Ecological analogy is useful for assessing and working on community problems. As this chapter tries to understand how persons adapt and cope within social systems, and wonders about the...

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Safe Passage Communities

JOY G. DRYFOOS.

in Safe Passage

January 2000; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 7469 words.

This chapter presents examples of two specific communities, Minneapolis and Kansas City, several other multicommunity initiatives, and discusses what seem to be the most promising...

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Community-Based Practice Mission

Allen W. Ratcliffe.

in Diverse Careers in Community Psychology

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 2966 words.

This chapter is a brief story highlighting a 40-year community psychology experience in one community setting—Tacoma, Washington. The author identifies principles that may apply to early...

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Community Building as Contribution

Marina Umaschi Bers.

in Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 3818 words.

This chapter taps into the civic dimension opened by new technologies that promote community building. From video games to virtual worlds, research has shown that several technologies...

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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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International Community Psychology Development

Mary Gloria C. Njoku.

in Diverse Careers in Community Psychology

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 5235 words.

As a psychologist working in an academic setting in Nigeria, the author had the opportunity to develop a variety of social research and action projects both within the university setting...

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