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Presidential address, Division 27, Community Psychology, 87th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York City, September 4, 1979. I wish to acknowledge the critiques and consultation of Paul R. Dokecki, Paul Fromson, Leslie Phillips, and Lynn S. Walker. They were very helpful in formative ways.

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Newbrough, J.R. Community psychology and the public interest. Am J Commun Psychol 8, 1–17 (1980).

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