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ERIC Number: EJ1096742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
University-Community Partnership: Teaching Applied Social Psychology to Foster Engagement in Strategic Planning
Harnish, Richard J.; Bridges, K. Robert
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v10 n1 p107-119 2004
In this article, we present a novel way to integrate psychological theories and research methods in an applied social psychology course as a means to foster engagement in a university-community partnership. We taught an advanced course on the application of social psychological theories and research methods to junior and senior undergraduates. Our goal was to use the course as a venue for a university-community partnership where a strategic plan was developed for the community. Lessons learned from the experience are summarized, and suggestions are provided for strengthening university-community partnerships to dispel the notion that institutions of higher learning are unresponsive to society's problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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