Addressing Community Problems: Psychological Research and Interventions (Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology Series v. 11)

Addressing Community Problems: Psychological Research and Interventions (Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology Series v. 11)

By: Stuart Oskamp (editor), Ximena B. Arriaga (editor)Hardback

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Taking both social and clinical psychological perspectives, this volume examines pressing community problems such as homelessness, racism, delinquency, alcoholism, violence, unemployment and workplace health. The contributors, leaders in community and social psychology, present the results of their empirical research into these problems.

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Ximena Arriaga is currently an Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. Her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is in Social Psychology, with minors in Quantitative Psychology and Developmental Science. Her primary areas of research are relationship commitment, uncertainty, and partner aggression. She also does some research on family functioning among Latinos. Her research has been funded by NIMH and contributes to the relationships and intimate partner violence literatures. She has served as an Associated Editor or Consulting Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Personal Relationships. Dr. Arriaga has received several teaching awards Stuart Oskamp (Ph.D., Stanford University) has focused his research interests in the areas of attitudes and attitude change, applied social psychology, behavioral aspects of energy and resource conservation, and social issues and public policy. His books include Attitudes and Opinions and Applied Social Psychology. He has been elected a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives and President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and of the APA Division of Population and Environmental Psychology. He has also served as editor of the Journal of Social Issues and of the Applied Social Psychology Annual. Since 1984 he has organized the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology and co-edited the resulting annual volume published for many years by Sage Publications and now published by Erlbaum.


Addressing Community Problems: An Introduction - 1. STUART OSKAMP and XIMENA B. ARRIAGA - Part I: Discrimination and Violence - 2. Community Stressors and Racism: Structural and Individual Perspectives on Racial Bias. JAMES S. JACKSON and JULIE VOLCKENS - 3. Is Housing the Cure for Homelessness? MARYBETH SHINN and SAM TSEMBERIS - 4. Violence Among Urban African-American Adolescents: The Protective Effects of Parental Support. MARC A. ZIMMERMAN, KENNETH J. STEINMAN, and KAREN J. ROWE - 5. Involving Schools and Communities in Preventing Adolescent Dating Violence. VANGIE A. FOSHEE - Part II: Health and Work - 6. Life Contexts and Outcomes of Treated and Untreated Alcoholics. CHRISTINE TIMKO - 7. Promoting Health and Well-Being Through Work: Science and Practice. STEWART I. DONALDSON, LAURA E. GOOLER, and RACHEL WEISS - 8. Job Loss and Work Transitions in a Time of Global Economic Change: Necessity, Invention and Reinvention. RICHARD H. PRICE, DANIEL S. FRIEDLAND, JINNAM CHOI, and ROBERT D. CAPLAN - Part III: Community Empowerment - 9. The Art of Social Change: Community Narratives as Resources for Individual and Collective Identity. JULIAN RAPPAPORT

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/09/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780761910770
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 271
  • ID: 9780761910770
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0761910778

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