Handbook of Community Psychology

  • Julian Rappaport
  • Edward Seidman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Concepts, Frameworks, Stories, and Maps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-7
    2. Robert D. Felner, Tweety Yates Felner, Morton M. Silverman
      Pages 9-42
    3. Marc A. Zimmerman
      Pages 43-63
    4. G. Anne Bogat, Leonard A. Jason
      Pages 101-114
    5. Patrick O’Neill
      Pages 115-132
    6. James G. Kelly, Ann Marie Ryan, B. Eileen Altman, Stephen P. Stelzner
      Pages 133-159
  3. People in Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-163
    2. Alex J. Zautra, Kenneth M. Bachrach
      Pages 165-185
    3. Irwin N. Sandler, Sanford Braver, Leah Gensheimer
      Pages 187-213
    4. Manuel Barrera Jr.
      Pages 215-245
    5. Abraham Wandersman, Paul Florin
      Pages 247-272
    6. Katherine J. Klein, R. Scott Ralls, Virginia Smith-Major, Christina Douglas
      Pages 273-295
  4. Intervention Strategies and Tactics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-301
    2. Edison J. Trickett, Charles Barone, Roderick Watts
      Pages 303-330
    3. Bill Berkowitz
      Pages 331-357
    4. Cary Cherniss, Gene Deegan
      Pages 359-377
    5. Alfred Mcalister
      Pages 379-396

About this book


As a field progresses, people write about their own work in journals, chapters, and books; but periodically the work needs to be collected and organized. It needs to be brought together in a format that can both introduce new members to the field and reacquaint continuing members with the work of their colleagues. Such a collection also affords an opportunity for the growing number of people with particular expertise to provide a reference for others whose work is related, but differs in focus. This is the first Handbook of Community Psychology. It contains contributions from 106 different authors, in addition to our editorial introductions. Its thirty-eight chapters (including two that are divided into multiple, individually authored parts) are concerned with conceptual frameworks, empirically grounded constructs, intervention strategies and tactics, social sys­ tems, design, assessment and analysis, cross-cutting professional issues, and contemporary intersections with community psychology. Although interrelated, each chapter stands on its own as a statement about a particular part of the field, and the volume can serve as a reference for those who may want to explore an area about which they are not yet familiar. To some extent community psychologists eschew the distinction between researcher and practitioner; and regardless of one's primary work environment (university, small college, practice setting, government, or grassroots organiza­ tion), there is something of interest for anyone who wants to explore the community psychol­ ogy approach.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Julian Rappaport
    • 1
  • Edward Seidman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4193-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6881-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4193-6
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