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|PSYC 252 - CBL: Intro to Community Psych|
This course introduces students to the science and practice of community psychology, which emphasizes understanding and changing larger social contexts. Community psychologists work on many of the social issues facing communities today such as juvenile violence, homelessness, child abuse, and welfare reform. They combine theory, research, and action to promote health and prevent problems in communities, groups, and individuals. We examine the field’s major orienting concepts: stress and coping, prevention, empowerment, and resilience. We evaluate the field’s guiding principles: knowledge within a value system, the role of context, importance of diversity, commitment to social change, and orientation toward strengths. Because the field of community psychology resulted from psychologists' active questioning of the prevailing models of science and practice, students will be encouraged to question and debate their views.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
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