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Afterword: Reflections on the Journey

J. Trickett Edison

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This collection of essays evoked many recollections of how the author walked the ecological walk throughout his career. The book is a compilation of essays written over a 40-year span that portray ... More


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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380576
eISBN:
9780199864508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380576.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

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, welfare-to-work ... More


The Spirit of Community Psychology

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Community psychology as a field may have lost some of its original spirit; a spirit dominant at the founding of the field. Spirit is a difficult concept to discuss since it is a concept beyond usual ... More


Searching for OZ: Empowerment, Crossing Boundaries, and Telling Our Story

Julian Rappaport

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380576
eISBN:
9780199864508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380576.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this final chapter, Julian Rappaport reflects on the evolution of his thinking on empowerment and narrative methods over the years, and explicates his current thinking on the field's potential. In ... More


“I Came to Tell You of My Life”: Narrative Expositions of “Mental Health” in an American Indian Community

Joseph P. Gone

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380576
eISBN:
9780199864508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380576.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter traces the cultural contours of “mental health” among the Gros Ventres of the Fort Belknap Indian reservation in north central Montana. This group configures wellness much differently ... More


On Voice: Difference, Power, Change

J. Eric Stewart

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380576
eISBN:
9780199864508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380576.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides commentary on Chapters 6–9. Building on critical theory, it argues that the primary purpose of narratives is to expose and question the social ideologies that lead to the ... More


Empowering Community Settings: Theory, Research, and Action

Kenneth I. Maton and Anne E. Brodsky

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380576
eISBN:
9780199864508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380576.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

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 different ... More


Creating Communities to Foster Success

Leonard A. Jason

in Principles of Social Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841851
eISBN:
9780199315901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841851.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

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 ... More


Tain’t What You Do, It’s the Way that You Do It

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The process of work is as fully important as the content. Community psychology can achieve and sustain a valid and unique place within the science and profession of psychology to the extent that one ... More


Changing the Lens: Indigenous Perspectives on Psychological Literacy

Pat Dudgeon, Dawn Darlaston-Jones, and Yvonne Clark

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0029
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

An essential form of psychological literacy that is required in all psychology courses is an understanding of and ability to work with the many cultural groups that make up a given society. ... More


Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

James G. Kelly (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Community psychology emphasizes an ecological approach to mental health by focusing on the individual in the environment and the influences that shape and change behavior. This book brings together ... More


Antidotes for Arrogance

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

A redefinition of the psychologist's job is advocated, and a new set of criteria for the hallmarks for this profession is proposed. Being a community psychologist is more than being a good ... More


Quest for Valid Preventive Interventions

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The spirit of the personal response to the William James legacy is that adaptable knowledge will be best derived from work that emphasizes alternate methods stimulated by and appropriate to the ... More


Community Psychology History and Theory as Resources for Transformative Change in Community Mental Health

Bret Kloos, José Ornelas, and Geoffrey Nelson

in Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199362424
eISBN:
9780199362448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362424.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter presents community psychology history and theory as resources for transformative change in community mental health (CMH). It reviews the historical relationship between community ... More


A Contextualist Epistemology for Ecological Research

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter argues for an Ecological approach to community psychology. The guiding force of the Ecological approach is in its commitment to Contextualism. Contextualism is the epistemological theory ... More


Being Autobiographical: Roots and the Varied Soils for Ecological Inquiry

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter's recollections focus on the roots, supportive places, and people that contributed to multifaceted discoveries. The author hopes that these discoveries will express some plausible ... More


Community as Teacher

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

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 kind of data ... More


A Summing Up: Some Facets of Interdependence

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The concept of interdependence is the cornerstone of the ecological perspective. In biology, it represents the fundamental notion of life, particularly the exchange of nutrients and energy in an ... More


The Quest for Promoting Health and Healing: Perspectives on Health Psychology and Community Psychology in India

Kumar Ravi Priya

in Psychology: Volume 4: Themes in Contemporary Mental Health Research

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199498871
eISBN:
9780190990626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498871.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter traces the origins and historical development of health psychology and community psychology. In particular, the goals and methods of these fields are critically examined in the ... More


Wanted a New Conceptual Framework for Doing Psychology in India: Is a Public Psychology Possible?

U. Vindhya

in Psychology: Volume 5: Explorations into Psyche and Psychology: Some Emerging Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199498833
eISBN:
9780190990589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498833.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Addressing the social inequalities and their influences on behaviour and striving for work towards a change in institutions and systems that perpetuate injustice and inequities implies a commitment ... More


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