ERIC Number: ED225098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Community Psychology in the '80's: A Discipline for All Seasons or One Whose Time Has Passed?
Glenwick, David S.
Community psychology, as a profession, was born in 1965 and showed much promise. Unfortunately, it has been content to rest on its humanistic and systems-oriented perspective instead of using it as a foundation upon which to empirically build the necessary research, service, and training bases. Issues central to community psychology's evolving self-definition include: (1) identity as a discipline and profession; (2) appropriate settings for research and practice; and (3) relationship to social and economic trends. Both a grounding in its roots and an ability to adapt to external developments are indicated for survival. Promising directions into which community psychology may expand its work include program evaluation, self-help and other community groups, network building, community mental health, and business and industry. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Community Psychology
Note: Abbreviated version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (54th, Minneapolis, MN, May 6-8, 1982).