Principles of Community Psychology: Perspectives and Applications

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Updated and expanded in this third edition, Principles of Community Psychology: Perspectives and Applications presents the most recent literature, empirical work, issues, and events in the field and the relevant policy debates surrounding them.

The book maintains the basic architecture of the previous edition--integrating theory, research, and practice across the diverse subject matter of community mental health and community psychology--but reduces jargon and improves clarity. Applying an ecological perspective, it places problems in their current and historical contexts and employs a stress, coping, and social-support model as a key integrative device to analyze community mental health practice, prevention, self-help, and social action.

Principles of Community Psychology: Perspectives and Applications, 3/e, is ideal for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in community psychology, social work, and mental health.

Features of the Third Edition
·PRESENTS NEW INFORMATION ON:
·behavior-environment congruence
·social and physical environmental influences on behavior and well-being
·the use of law to reduce stigma
·organizational change, development, and learning
·problems in planned change on a statewide level
·political and legal events since desegregation in public schools
·future problems surrounding race in public schools
·making community psychology more interdisciplinary
·recognizing developments in community psychology outside the United States
·OFFERS NEW RESEARCH ON:
·homelessness
·adaptation, crisis, coping, and social support
·UPDATES AND EXPANDS TREATMENTS OF:
·fundamental principles and values of community psychology
·population parameters
·the history of community psychology
·HIV/AIDS, Project Head Start, and preventing child maltreatment
·self-help/mutual assistance groups
·desegregation of the public schools as a societal-level intervention
·community development
·science, ethics, and the future of community psychology

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Murray Levine is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.

Douglas D. Perkins is Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University.

David V. Perkins is Professor of Psychology at Ball State University.

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"Prior to this edition, this book was unrivaled for its scope and depth of the obvious and not-so-obvious psychological implications of what American communities are: what problems they face, how they do and do not change.This edition makes clearer than previous editions that this is more than a book about the American community. It is about America."--from the foreword by Seymour B. Sarason


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