The place and function of power in community psychology: philosophical and practical issues

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Fisher, Adrian, Sonn, Christopher ORCID: 0000-0002-6175-1030 and Evans, Scot D (2007) The place and function of power in community psychology: philosophical and practical issues. Journal of Community and Applied Psychology, 17 (4). pp. 258-267. ISSN 1099-1298

Abstract

Much of the training of psychologists in the western world follows a logical positivist, scientistpractitioner model based in scientific objectivity and removed from politics. In this paper, we explore issues around alternative understandings of the role and place of psychologists and psychological actions. In so doing, we discuss a number of issues of ontology, epistemology and pragmatics to demonstrate that the role and function of power in our society need to be addressed more directly and more politically in order for us to successfully achieve our roles as community psychologists.

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Online ISSN: 1099-1298

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7842
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.934
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/casp.93...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords ResPubID22707. power, community psychology
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