|履修条件||This course assumes that students are fairly motivated and in good academic standing, having already taken some of the following courses: Introductory Psychology and possibly other courses in psychology.|
(a) to develop an understanding of the role of social-historical factors in the development of community psychological perspectives;
(b) to develop a working knowledge of different theoretical approaches for prevention of social and psychological problems in the community and begin to think about how these can be practically implemented;
(c) to understand and critically analyze the community psychological research literature; and
(d) to acquire basic research skills necessary for community-based research in developing and evaluating prevention interventions.
|授業の概要||Because of our societal concerns about the rising rate of social problems, the application of psychological knowledge and methods has grown tremendously in recent years. Psychologists have begun to do research and offer policy recommendations on many real|
|授業計画||Please note that the following schedule pertains to the 2013 schedule so it is subject to change.
Session #1: Introduction & Course Overview: Before Our Trip
Session #2-3: What is Community Psychology?: History, Values, & Assumptions
Session #4: Embracing Social Change
Session #5: Empowerment and Community Participation Approaches
Session #6-7: Ecological and Environmental Approaches
Session #8: Approaching and Affirming Human Diversity
Session #9-12: Prevention, Strengths and promotion Approaches
Session #13: Stress and Coping Strategies: A Community Psychology Perspective
Session #14: Community Psychology into the New Era?
|テキスト・参考文献等||A course reader consisting of the articles and book chapters will be provided as a set of pdf files. Also, the following is highly recommended for the course: Shinn, M. & Thaden, E. (2010). Current directions in community psychology: Readings from the Ass|
|授業外の学習活動||Students are expected to engage in serious review of the course materials before and after each class session outside of classrooms, and to complete all the course assignments before due dates.|