Ecological Research to Promote Social Change

Methodological Advances from Community Psychology

  • Tracey A. Revenson
  • Anthony R. D’Augelli
  • Sabine E. French
  • Diane L. Hughes
  • David Livert
  • Edward Seidman
  • Marybeth Shinn
  • Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Tracey A. Revenson
      Pages 1-3
  3. Design Issues in Intervention Research

  4. Ecological Assessment

  5. Culturally Anchored Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-241
    2. Diane L. Hughes, Edward Seidman
      Pages 243-255
    3. Diane L. Hughes, Kimberly DuMont
      Pages 257-289
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 241-242
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 323-334

About this book

Introduction

During the past quarter century, community psychologists have worked to make relevant contributions to human welfare in community settings and to effect social change. Working with and in schools, neighborhood organizations, religious institutions, social programs, and government agencies, the community psychologist has come to understand how social settings and social policy influence behavior and foster change that promotes individual health and well-being. Using a social ecological paradigm as their guiding framework, they focus on the interactions between persons and their environments, cultural diversity, and local empowerment for understanding organizational, community, and social change.

Community psychologists have relied on multiple methods of obtaining data but more often, they have had to develop new methodologies or adapt existing ones. These innovative methods have been recorded in the American Journal of Community Psychology throughout the years of its history and have changed the way that researchers in the field have gathered data.

Keywords

Design Focus group Gender Institution Methodologie assessment behavior education environment interaction psychology social change social policy well-being

Editors and affiliations

  • Tracey A. Revenson
    • 1
  • Anthony R. D’Augelli
    • 2
  • Sabine E. French
    • 3
  • Diane L. Hughes
    • 4
  • David Livert
    • 1
  • Edward Seidman
    • 4
  • Marybeth Shinn
    • 4
  • Hirokazu Yoshikawa
    • 4
  1. 1.The Graduate Center of the CityUniversity of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  4. 4.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0565-5
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46728-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0565-5
  • About this book