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- DescriptionThis is the first in-depth guide to global community psychology research and practice, history and development, theories and invations, presented in one field-defining volume. This book will serve to promote international collaboration, enhance theory utilization and development, identify biases and barriers in the field, accrue critical mass for a discipline that is often marginalized, and to minimize the pervasive US-centric view of the field.
- Author BiographyStephanie M. Reich, Ph.D., is a research associate at the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement at the Vanderbilt University. Born in the United States of America, Dr. Reich's graduate education has been in community psychology, child development, and program evaluation with a specific emphasis on quantitative methods. She is the recipient of Newbrough Award for academic writing, a fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health for children's mental health services research as well as the Julius Seeman award for academic and professional excellence. Dr. Reich's research interests focus on social interventions for children and families, applied and theoretical models of program evaluation, definitions and applications of community theory, and historical underpinnings to social inequality. Manuel Riemer, Ph.D., is a Research Associate at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Riemer, who was born and raised in Germany, was a student of clinical, cultural, and critical Psychology at the Free University of Berlin where he researched and published on the history of Critical Psychology in Germany. While Dr. Riemer's training in the USA has been in quantitative methods of psychology and applied social psychology he always had a strong interest in community psychology as his research interests focus on understanding, modeling, evaluating, and changing complex human behavioral systems as well as issues of power, oppression and inequality. Dr. Riemer is currently the director of research and system development in a large-scale multi-site study on organizational change in mental health as well as a lecturer in the Community Action and Research Program at Vanderbilt University. Isaac Prilleltensky, Ph.D., is Dean of the School of Education at the University of Miami. Prior to that he was Director of the Doctoral Program in Community Research and Action at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Isaac was born in Argentina and has studied and worked in Israel, Canada, Australia and the United States. He has lectured widely in South America, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Isaac is concerned with value-based ways of promoting personal, relational, and collective well-being. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of several books, including Community Psychology: In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-Being, Doing Psychology Critically, Critical Psychology, Promoting Family Wellness and Preventing Child Maltreatment, and The Morals and Politics of Psychology. He recently completed with his wife, Dr. Ora Prilleltensky, a book entitled Promoting Well-Being: Linking Personal, Organizational, and Community Change. Maritza Montero, Ph.D. is a Professor of Social Psychology and Coordinator of the Doctorate Course in Psychology at University Central de Venezuela. She has lectured extensively throughout Latin America, and in USA, Great Britain, France, Spain, and Australia. Her 1985 book Ideologia, alienacion e identidad nacional (Ideology, alienation and national identity) received the Central University of Venezuela Faculty Association (APUCV) award. Dr. Montero is on the editorial boards of several community and social psychology journals, among which the American Journal of Community Psychology (Associate Editor), and Community, Work and Family. Dr. Montero has won several national and international scientific awards, among which the Interamerican Society of Psychology (1995) and the Venezuelan National Science Award (2000). She has served as President of the International Society of Political Psychology (2006) and as Vice President for South America of the Interamerican Psychology Society (1997-1999). Her latest publication is a trilogy published in Spanish, in Argentina: Teoria y practica (Theory and Practice of Community Psychology), 2003: Introduccion a la psicologia comunitaria (Introduction to Community Psychology), 2004, and Hacer para transformer. El me
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication01/06/2007
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note9 black & white tables, biography
- Weight1840 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byIsaac Prilleltensky,Manuel Riemer,Maritza Montero,Stephanie M. Reich
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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