ERIC Number: EJ958414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
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The Many Histories of Community Psychology: Analyses of Current Trends and Future Prospects
Fowler, Patrick J.; Toro, Paul A.
Journal of Community Psychology, v36 n5 p569-571 Jul 2008
Forty years since the seminal Swampscott Conference, the principles of community psychology transcend multiple areas of action and research, as well as international boundaries. The extensive development of community psychology offers an opportunity to examine from where the field has come and where it is going. Yet, a systematic approach to creating a history of community psychology is required to avoid distorting or excluding the voices of its diverse members. This special issue provides eight articles that highlight the importance of a pluralistic approach to historical analysis of the field. Of particular importance is the recognition of often-under-emphasized members of community psychology, including the important role of women, ethnic minorities, applied community psychologists, and international influences on the field.
Descriptors: Psychologists, Psychology, Action Research, Community, History, Teaching Methods, Females, Minority Groups, Influences, Foreign Countries
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