Publication Year: 2004
Authors/Editor: Levine, Murray; Perkins, Douglas D.; Perkins, David V.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The third edition of this pioneering work includes new contexts, research, and issues while improving overall clarity
Updated and expanded in this third edition, Principles of Community Psychology: Perspectives and Applications presents the most recent literature, empirical work, issues, and events in the field and the relevant policy debates surrounding them.
The book maintains the basic architecture of the previous edition--integrating theory, research, and practice across the diverse subject matter of community mental health and community psychology--but reduces jargon and improves clarity. Applying an ecological perspective, it places problems in their current and historical contexts and employs a stress, coping, and social-support model as a key integrative device to analyze community mental health practice, prevention, self-help, and social action.