Rethinking Community Psychology: Critical Insights

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Coimbra, Joaquim Luis, Duckett, Paul, Fryer, David, Makkawi, Ibrahim, Menezes, Isabel, Seedat, Mohamed and Walker, Carl (2012) Rethinking Community Psychology: Critical Insights. The Australian Community Psychologist, 24 (2). pp. 135-142. ISSN 1835-7393


At first sight there appear to be, internationally, many diverse, radical, manifestations of community psychology. However, community psychology has gradually become decreasingly diverse and decr easingly radical the more it has become academically and professionally established and evangelised and it is now endangered as a critical alternative to the disciplinary ideologies, theories, procedures and practices of mainstream psychology. As a consequence, the interests of people whose lives are most characterised by immiseration, suffering, social injustice and oppression are increasingly blighted and increasingly threatened. However, these reactionary developments were and are not inevitable and can be reversed by those collectively committed to community critical psychology.

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning
Keywords ResPubID26421, community critical psychologies, social sciences, labour, mental health
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