David W. Mcmillan

David W. Mcmillan
Fisk University · Psychology (Fisk) Human Development (Vanderbilt)

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Psychological Sense of Community (PSOC) represents a formative conceptual offering of Community Psychology to the social sciences. Nearly five decades ago, PSOC offered a window into the influence of ecological factors to understanding the emotional and behavioral well‐being of members of disenfranchised and underserved segments of the population,...
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This is a response to the Nowell and Boyd (2010) article printed in this journal titled: Viewing Community as Responsibility as Well as Resource: Deconstructing the Theoretical Roots of Psychological Sense of Community. In that article, they argued that the McMillan theory of Sense of Community is a simplistic, needs-based theory that excludes resp...
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Newbrough's Third Position is discussed in terms of its utility as a framework within which to understand and resolve interpersonal differences, seemingly irresolvable diametric differences, and conflictual situations. The framework's essential elements and its application is illustrated through the presentation of a series of fictitious scenarios...
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First-order and second-order models of sense of community (SOC) were tested using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of data gathered from a random sample of community residents (n=293) located in the midwestern United States. An 8-item Brief Sense of Community Scale (BSCS) was developed to represent the SOC dimensions of needs fulfillment, group m...
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Cognitive behavior therapy does not typically include the use of emtion in its treatment protocols. Emotion Rituals addresses this omission with a thorough discussion of the interplay between thoughts and emotions as vital to the therapeutic process. McMillan's emotion rituals allow clients to apply what they learn in therapy sessions to daily life...
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This article revisits the theory of sense of community originally developed in 1976 and subsequently presented by D. McMillan and D. Chavis (see record 1987-03834-001). The same 4 elements remain but are rearranged and renamed as follows: Spirit, Trust, Trade, and Art. In D. Chavis et al (see record 1987-02859-001), the authors demonstrated its e...
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Although sense of community was heralded by Sarason (1974) as the “overarching value” of community psychology, no theory or definition of the phenomenon has been operationalized or empirically tested. The difficulty in the scientific exploration of sense of community is in the value-laden and phenomenological nature of the experience. Following McM...
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For several years many of us at Peabody College have participated in the evolution of a theory of community, the first conceptualization of which was presented in a working paper (McMillan, 1976) of the Center for Community Studies. To support the proposed definition, McMillan focused on the literature on group cohesiveness, and we build here on th...
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This study investigated the relationship between behavior in the home environment and perception of family social climate and personal well-being in a social-ecological perspective. Participants in the study were 46 eighth-grade students, who provided information on their use of the home environment, their perception of family social climate throug...
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In recent years the social problems of youth have been described in terms of delinquency and alienation. Social intervention programs with youth, however, have tended to focus only on the overt disruptive behavior of delinquency. These programs have been disappointingly unsuccessful, perhaps because of their overly narrow conceptual orientation. Th...

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I went to Europe this summer to have an imaginary conversation with Richard Wagner, Sigmund Frued, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Fredrich Nietchze and E.O. Wilson. It was fun. I should have it published on my wesite in a month. I'm also working to create a community of Southern writers artists and scholars to have a conversation with the 1936 Agrarian's book, I'll Take My Stand. That will take a while to produce fruit.