ERIC Number: ED123502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Experiencing Community Psychology: Reflections of a Participant-Conceptualizer at the Austin Conference.
Chinsky, Jack M.
In order to better understand this paper, it is important to consider the process and context in which it was prepared. The paper was written and presented at the Austin conference and reflects the author's efforts as a participant-conceptualizer who spent a good deal of time visiting and listening to as many task groups as possible. He dropped his own notions of needed conceptual directions in community psychology and concentrated on obtaining the essential generated at the conference itself. The procedure was enhanced by audio taping, and a good deal of the paper consists of the thoughts and complete statements made by a variety of participants at the conference. These were extracted from the tapes and woven into an organized form. In an important sense, then, this is not a singularly authored paper, but one that reflects, at least in part, the issues and concerns of many people at the conference. Narrative was minimally edited in an effort to preserve the spontaneity of the presentation. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975; Also presented as "Current and Future Models for Training Community Psychologists" at the National Training Conference in Community Psychology (Austin, Texas, 1975)