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ERIC Number: EJ958417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Reflections on "Real-World" Community Psychology
Wolff, Tom; Swift, Carolyn
Journal of Community Psychology, v36 n5 p609-625 Jul 2008
Reflections on the history of real-world (applied) community psychologists trace their participation in the field's official guild, the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), beginning with the Swampscott Conference in 1965 through the current date. Four benchmarks are examined. The issues these real-world psychologists bring to the field include academic and community legitimacy, community psychology as an interdisciplinary field, and politics and advocacy. Challenges these issues create among community psychologists--real-world and academic--are briefly addressed. These reflections end with a vision of the future of community psychology that includes a strong recommitment to social change and social justice. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas; Missouri