A Quarter Century of Community Psychology

Readings from the American Journal of Community Psychology

  • Tracey A. Revenson
  • Anthony R. D’Augelli
  • Sabine E. French
  • Diane L. Hughes
  • David Livert
  • Edward Seidman
  • Marybeth Shinn
  • Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Capstone Essays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Marybeth Shinn
      Pages 33-49
    3. David Livert, Diane L. Hughes
      Pages 51-63
    4. Sabine E. French, Anthony R. D’Augelli
      Pages 65-77
  3. The Origin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Chester C. Bennett, Luleen Anderson, Saul Cooper, Leonard Hassol, Donald C. Klein, Gershen Rosenblum
      Pages 81-86
  4. The 1970s

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Cary Cherniss
      Pages 89-101
    3. Barbara Snell Dohrenwend
      Pages 103-117
  5. The 1980s

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Robert D. Felner, Melanie Ginter, Judith Primavera
      Pages 147-161
    3. Craig H. Blakely, Jeffrey P. Mayer, Rand G. Gottschalk, Neal Schmitt, William S. Davidson, David B. Roitman et al.
      Pages 163-179
    4. John L. Martin, Laura Dean, Marc Garcia, William Hall
      Pages 237-262
  6. The 1990s

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Darlene C. DeFour, Barton J. Hirsch
      Pages 293-309
    3. Rhona S. Weinstein, Charles R. Soulé, Florence Collins, Joan Cone, Michelle Mehlhorn, Karen Simontacchi
      Pages 311-341
    4. Marybeth Shinn
      Pages 343-366
    5. Deborah A. Phillips, Carollee Howes, Marcy Whitebook
      Pages 367-393
    6. Stephanie Riger
      Pages 395-408
    7. Sharlene A. Wolchik, Stephen G. West, Susan Westover, Irwin N. Sandler, Art Martin, Julie Lustig et al.
      Pages 409-444
    8. Amiram D. Vinokur, Richard H. Price, Yaacov Schul
      Pages 477-511
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 557-583

About this book


Looking back over the past quarter century or so, it becomes apparent that Community Psychology has developed a rich tradition of theory, empirical research, action, and innovative methods. Within the field of psychology, community psychology challenges traditional ways of thinking. It considers not only the person but also whole ecological systems, recognizing that the linkages between persons and systems may be as important as either factor alone. It examines both top-down and bottom-up change; it recognizes the need for cultural diversity; and it recognizes the need for both research and praxis-actually, their interaction, which is termed "action research" or "action science. " Many of the important writings have been published in the American Journal of Community Psychology (AJ CP). l As such, the intellectual history of the field is embedded in this journal. In 1996, The Publications Committee of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), in cooperation with Plenum Publishing Corporation, published a call for an editor or editorial team to "develop a volume which will use the most impactful papers from the [AJCP] to portray the rich tradition of . . . action research . . . " (Call for Nominations, 1996, p. 17). The editors of the volume you are holding answered that call and were subsequently asked to bring the project to fruition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tracey A. Revenson
    • 1
  • Anthony R. D’Augelli
    • 2
  • Sabine E. French
    • 3
  • Diane L. Hughes
    • 4
  • David Livert
    • 1
  • Edward Seidman
    • 4
  • Marybeth Shinn
    • 4
  • Hirokazu Yoshikawa
    • 4
  1. 1.The Graduate Center of the CityUniversity of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  4. 4.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46730-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8646-7
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