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Community Psychology

Community Psychology
Theories and Applications

  • Sibnath Deb - Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
  • Aleena Maria Sunny - Ph.D Scholar, Dept. of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, R.V. Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry
  • Nilanjana Sanyal - Retired Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata
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September 2020 | 462 pages | SAGE Texts

It is a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Psychology and Applied Psychology.  UG and PG Students of Social Work will also find this book helpful.

Community Psychology: Theories and Applications goes beyond individual focus and directs its attention to community as the centre of intervention. It dwells on the contemporary problems and challenges of the common people at the community level. This book addresses the application of community psychology to a broad range of social problems such as mental health stigmas, physical health challenges, social asymmetries, resource disparities, disadvantaged minority groups, the differently abled, persons with HIV/AIDS, and disaster victims among others.

One of the first textbooks on community psychology in India, this book is an attempt to find new ways to empower communities, encourage social change and promote diversity.

Key Features:

•Focus on governmental and non-governmental response toward rescue, intervention and rehabilitation of people who require immediate attention

•Dedicated intervention-based chapters on school children, elderly, differently abled and project-affected people for addressing the challenges faced by specific communities

•Case Studies and conceptual models for better understanding and application of the subject.

•In-depth analysis of contemporary issues and strategies for way forward suggested.


Foreword by Brian A. Gerrard
PART A: Concepts and Frameworks
Theoretical Concepts of Community Psychology
PART B: Community Interventions
Community-based Intervention for Mental Health
Community-based Intervention for Physical Health
Community-based Intervention for Children with Disability and Developmental Disorders
Community-based Intervention for the Elderly
Community-based Approach in Working with Vulnerable and At-risk Children
Project-affected People and Their Rehabilitation through Participatory Approach
Community Support for People Affected by Disaster
Community-based Intervention for HIV/AIDS
Interventions at School: Role of Community Psychology
PART C: Research and Practice
Understanding and Supporting Community


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ISBN: 9789353884048