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Understanding and Changing Social Systems

An Ecological View
  • James G. Kelly
  • Ann Marie Ryan
  • B. Eileen Altman
  • Stephen P. Stelzner

Abstract

A preventive orientation affirms how social systems can be organized to have a positive impact on the development of those individuals who make it up. Here, the authors affirm that an ecological approach to social systems is useful to build a community-based community psychology, a psychology that is attentive to the promotion of competent individuals in responsive social systems

Keywords

Elementary School Social Norm Community Mental Health System Boundary Social Setting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James G. Kelly
    • 1
  • Ann Marie Ryan
    • 2
  • B. Eileen Altman
    • 3
  • Stephen P. Stelzner
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyMichigan State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Santa CruzUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyCollege of St.BenedictSt.JosephUSA

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