Community Psychology in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

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Fisher, Adrian, Gridley, Heather ORCID: 0000-0003-1877-9625, Thomas, David R and Bishop, Brian (2008) Community Psychology in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Community Psychology, 36 (5). pp. 649-660. ISSN 0090-4392


Community psychology in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand reflect interesting parallels and convergences. While both have a strong educational basis influenced by North American publications, they have developed foci and forms of practice reflecting the cultural, political, and historic underpinnings of these two countries. In New Zealand, community psychology developed from academic researchers and teachers moulding and adapting approaches to suit the needs of their local communities. In Australia, two processes of practitioners establishing a professional home and academics developing a field of education have come together to form the basis of the field. At the core of community psychology in both countries is the place of social justice—with a strong emphasis on the position and plight of the Indigenous peoples.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1002/jcop.20242
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Keywords ResPubID15694, community psychology, local communities, social justice, Indigenous peoples
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