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By analyzing traditional deep learning multimode retrieval methods, an optimized multimode retrieval model based on convolutional neural network is established. This article proposes an innovative semi-supervised social network user portrait analysis model (UPAM) based on user portrait model, which integrates users’ social information and some know...
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Background and aims: Many Pacific people are considering cross-border mobility in response to the climate crisis, despite exclusion from international protection frameworks. The 'Migration with dignity' concept facilitates immigration within existing laws but without host government support. Through the metaphor of Pacific navigation, we explore t...
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El fortalecimiento del vínculo universidad-comunidad es un desafío pendiente para la psicología comunitaria. Para avanzar en esta dirección, sistematizamos prácticas asociadas al vínculo entre estudiantes, equipos docentes, socios comunitarios, comunidades, agencias intermediarias (entre la universidad y socios comunitarios), y grupos de estudiante...
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Me intereso por las prácticas afroindígenas, en lo que tienen en común las epistemologías afrodiaspóricas e indígenas en Améfrica / Abya Yala y cuyas raíces en el territorio de Montes de María (Sucre y Bolívar - Colombia), resisten a las lógicas de silenciamiento epistémico moderno/colonial. Apuntalada en el logos oculto, reservorio de conocimiento...
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Resumen La psicología comunitaria es un conjunto de valores, metas y compromisos. Esos compromisos incluyen el bienestar, el fortalecimiento y el desarrollo humano. Partiendo de esos valores y compromisos, en este trabajo se promueve una reflexión sobre los sistemas democráticos y se discuten los modelos de democracia representativa y participativa...
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Mattering, defined as synergistic experiences of feeling valued and adding value, is a psychosocial construct with underappreciated pragmatic potential. It has explanatory relevance across disciplines, domains of life, and social contexts. It is also both parsimonious and far-reaching in uniting areas of concern relevant to community psychologists...
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This chapter explained the concept of Community Psychology. It outlined and explained the types of community, theories of community, what community Psychology do, benefits of community as well as ethnic diversity and community cohesion
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Our paper aims to provide a short guide on how community psychologists can contribute to the improvement of rural young people's prospects. After briefly introducing the demographic trends of these young people in continental Europe for the past decade, we list the current challenges faced by rural European young generations, as well as the opportu...
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Informed by the tenets of engaged scholarship and community psychology, this chapter reflects on the 20-year collaboration since 1998 between the University of South Africa (Unisa henceforth) and OUT LGBT Well-Being (OUT) . OUT is a Tshwane-based national civil society organisation (CSO) dedicated to the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisex...
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Service-learning (SL) activities provide multifarious benefits for students, faculty members, and community members. Although the literature includes considerable research on students' and faculty members' outcomes, it also reports a lack of attention to benefits for community members. This study sought to address this gap, giving voice to communit...
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Abstract: Modernity has disembodied and dissociated psychological subjectivity. It has significantly affected the capacity of individuals and communities to engage proactively in their worlds. Racism is part of modernity’s system of social control and is embedded as part of a Colonial Matrix of Power (CMP) (Quijano, 2000). Epistemic (epistemologica...
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Refortalecimiento es una estrategia de transformación que inició como un debate con la teoría del empoderamiento. Hemos continuado clarificando la noción de refortalecimiento desde experiencias en escenarios comunitarios y aca- démicos. Como resultado, se entendió que es necesario re-imaginar algunos de nuestros conceptos para abordar las consecuen...
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As we planned this special issue, the world was in the midst of a pandemic, one which brought into sharp focus many of the pre‐existing economic, social, and climate crises, as well as, trends of widening economic and social inequalities. The pandemic also brought to the forefront an epistemic crisis that continues to decentre certain knowledges wh...
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Over time, varied ecological perspectives have evolved in the social and behavioral sciences to provide explanatory models for behavior in social, cultural, and historical context. The purpose of the present paper is to compare and contrast two such perspectives and their implications for translational science. The perspectives are the ecology of h...
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The mental-health-care treatment gap remains very large in low-resource communities, both within high-income countries and globally in low- and middle-income countries. Existing approaches for disseminating psychological interventions within health systems are not working well enough, and hard-to-reach, high-risk populations are often going unreach...
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I made the basic figures for a book but will now use this NEW VERSION of the Figures to teach a contextual approach to psychology, and social behaviour and language in particular.
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Background With the pace of urbanization, symptoms of loneliness emerge as one of the most devastating mental illnesses among city dwellers in the modern age. The present study has tried to identify the potential factors and correlates which affect loneliness vulnerability. Methods The data for this study were collected from three different areas...
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Chapter 1 provides an introduction to what community psychology is and the framework within which it operates. It describes generic challenges and strategies as well as the use of community psychology in community practice by healthcare workers
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This chapter reflects on the history of community psychology, with a special focus on the early beginnings in South Africa
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We explore a number of ways in which community psychology can become more attuned to political economy. First we identify the paradigmatic connections between mainstream economics and psychology. Then we explore political economy as the context for practising community psychology, with emphasis on the ways the economic system and its power relation...
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Ecopsychosocial accompaniment is a practice that has the potential of repositioning community psychologists from a place of elevated expertise to a horizontal position on more equal footing from which solidarity can emerge. It requires radical availability; steadfast witnessing; self-reflexivity; attunement to the knowledge, needs and desires of ot...
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This chapter describes the experiences of psychologists taking action for the rights and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the country context of the Philippines. We reflect on our work as Filipino psychologists in various forms of advocacy and community engagement from 2010 to the present. Three case studies are p...
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Theoretical arguments and empirical evidence have been provided in the literature for the role of fairness in well-ness. In this paper, we explore the role of two potential mediating variables: autonomous human choice and social capital. Using aggregated panel data across countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Developm...
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In order to assess general job satisfaction, researchers often use composites formed by summing scores from multiple satisfaction facets. The appropriateness of composites, however, is a matter of contention: some researchers have argued that composites provide an effective means of assessing general job satisfaction (e.g., Spector, American Journa...
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The Christchurch mosque shootings on March 15th, 2019 was the deadliest incident of mass violence in New Zealand for over a century. The present study investigated the psychological impact of these terrorist attacks targeting a specific minority community on the psychological functioning of the wider New Zealand population by examining changes in t...
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Este trabalho busca analisar o impacto da pobreza no sentido de comunidade de mulheres do interior do Ceará a partir da Psicologia Comunitária. Partimos do reconhecimento das s ituações de desigualdades sociais e de gênero presentes no cenário brasileiro, podendo ter características mais intensas em territórios distantes dos grandes centros urbanos...
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La aplicacion de diferentes metodologias de analisis de trabajos de investigacion hace parte del conocimiento de los Magister en Epidemiologia. Lastimosamente mucha gente piensa que solo existe la metodologia cientifica señida a el calculo estadistico, en el cual solo se esta buscando un OR. Un OR que ya para muchos estadistas es incompleto en demo...
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Migrant communities face specific challenges in accessing health services in many European states, resulting in under-use or dissatisfaction and inadequacy of services. In addition to ethnicity-based, racial identity and gender discrimination, also discrimination on the basis of legal status is found, despite the universal right to health at the in...
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El presente estudio es derivado del proyecto de investigación prácticas de crianza y cuidado social en familias migrantes venezolanas en Bogotá: Fase II estrategias de acompañamiento psicosocial a familias y líderes sociales, el cual responde al trabajo que se viene desarrollando en la localidad de Engativá, Bogotá (Colombia) con un grupo de famili...
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The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) literature has advanced beyond its long-standing emphasis on a firm's financial performance to include its social impact. However, it has fallen short of offering insight into how effective CSR is in the event of a disaster. This study investigated the community's perception of CSR in wetland farmers commun...
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Formalised community psychology, and its critical variations in particular, has long been concerned with psychosocial change. Emerging from a developing method of collaborative thinking and writing, we consider in this chapter what a liberatory Africa(n)-centred community psychology might look and feel like, particularly in contexts of decolonialit...
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Community psychology is deeply committed to the liberation and wellbeing of communities. Seemingly missing from the discipline, however, is an explicit interrogation of coloniality. In keeping with the decolonial process, one paradigm that allows for the disruption of hegemonic knowledge is Participatory Action Research (PAR). PAR facilitates oppor...
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Liberation psychology is possibly the biggest contribution of Latin America to psychosocial science. It was officially born in 1965 in the USA, where some critical psychologists held a conference expressing their discontent with the dominant medical model in mental health practice. Notwithstanding, since the 1950s, Latin America had already fostere...
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This monograph aims to disseminate the results of various research studies carried out in the field of social and community psychology. The studies focus on efforts to build a culture of peace in post-conflict contexts and societies that have suffered collective and socio-political violence, with multiple and persistent human rights violations. The...
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Community psychology (CP) is a transformative subdiscipline of psychology which aims to address inequality and social injustice and to attend to wellbeing. It has been argued that CP lacks an underpinning philosophy of science. Philosophies of science provide road maps for values, methods, and objectives, thus ultimately framing all research. This...
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The assessment and implementation of development projects has been disconnected from relevant concepts in social psychology, especially those relating to understanding the interactions between projects and local communities. This disconnection has given rise to the prevalence of several fallacies about human behaviour amongst project staff, decisio...
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Esta pesquisa objetivou identificar e analisar as práticas didáticas de docentes de cursos de graduação de Psicologia referentes à formação em Psicologia Social Comunitária (PSC). Participaram da pesquisa 12 docentes de quatro cursos de Psicologia de uma capital do sul do Brasil, estes que responderam um roteiro de entrevista-dos a partir da ementa...
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The topic of violence against women providing sexual services on the streets is discussed very little in the context of Slovakia. There are a lot of prejudices among the public, so as professionals. One of them is that this woman can't be raped. On the contrary, this minority group of women experienced all types of violence whether in intimate...
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Monitoring community psychological and behavioural responses to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is important for informing policy making and risk communication to sustain public compliance with challenging precautionary behaviours and mitigating the psychological impacts. Monthly telephone-based cross-sectional surveys in January–April 2020 and...
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Community research and action is an evolving field of practice with multiple influences. Its varied ways of knowing and doing reflect recombined elements from different disciplines, including behavioral science, community psychology, public health, and community development. This article offers a personal reflection based on my evolving practice ov...
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Call for Papers: Psychology and the Climate Emergency Guest editors: Garret Barnwell, Brendon Barnes, and Lynn Hendricks A “code red for humanity” has been signaled by the United Nations (UN) after releasing the IPCC 2021 Sixth Assessment Report, which marked that climate change is rapidly intensifying. A 1.5°C threshold has been set by the int...
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Resumo. Este trabalho busca analisar o impacto da pobreza no sentido de comunidade de mulheres do interior do Ceará a partir da Psicologia Comunitária. Partimos do reconhecimento das situações de desigualdades sociais e de gênero presentes no cenário brasileiro, podendo ter características mais intensas em territórios distantes dos grandes centros...
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Resumo: Este trabalho é o resultado de uma pesquisa de Iniciação Científica, realizado por uma aluna da primeira turma de Psicologia do Centro Universitário do Espírito Santo (UNESC). Refere-se ao projeto Abacateiro: Iniciação Científica em Psicologia Social Comunitária por meio de levantamento de teses defendidas na Região Sudeste do Brasil. Tem p...
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Community psychology has encountered major epistemological obstacles in conducting research consistent with an ecological perspective revealing a partial paradigm shift from an individualist Western psychology. This study seeks to demonstrate the usefulness of reflexivity in aligning program evaluation research with community psychology principles....
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Nine years ago we formed Steady State Manchester. Since then we have produced many articles, pamphlets, reports and blog posts, exploring the post-growth alternative, practically and conceptually. Nine years on, degrowth has become more widely known about and discussed. It has yet to achieve hegemony but those who make reasoned arguments for the fe...
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The objective of this paper is to evaluate the effect of participation-based democratic innovations on psychological empowerment and group identification of children. To do so, it analyses the impact on the participants of a participatory democracy programme for groups of schoolchildren, ‘Ágora Infantil’ (AI). Evaluation is performed via a longitud...
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Scholars have increasingly explored the ways that media content can touch, move, and inspire audiences, leading to numerous beneficial outcomes including increased feelings of connectedness to and heightened motivations for doing good for others. Although this line of inquiry is relatively new, sufficient evidence and patterns of results have emerg...
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In this chapter, we argue that the quest for decolonised community psychologies must necessarily engage with multiple knowledge archives. We draw on select historiographic accounts of Africa to invoke Africa’s archives and their attendant paradigmatic traditions. Our engagements with these archives signify at once onto-epistemic rupture as a counte...
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In this chapter, we offer a conversation (or rather, a product of an ongoing series of historical and current conversations) whose aim is to orient ourselves and the reader to a number of intellectual, political, practical, and theoretical concerns that surround decolonial Africa(n)-centred community psychologies. In the first part of the chapter,...
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Historically, positive psychology research and practice have focused on studying and promoting well-being among individuals. While positive psychology interventions focusing on the well-being of communities and marginalized groups have recently been developed, studies reporting on their nature and characteristics are lacking. The aim of this paper...
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Objective: To describe college students’, specifically health care professionals in-training, attitudes towards individuals diagnosed with mental illness. Participants: Graduate students (n=214) at a small midwestern college. Sixty-two percent enrolled in community psychology; 38% in nursing; and 30% from other graduate programs. Almost all were fe...
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El artículo parte de las reflexiones de la investigación de Doctorado Grupalidad curadora. Descolonialidad de saberes-prácticas campesinas y afroindígenas en Montes de María (Caribe colombiano); interesada, desde una perspectiva descolonial, por aquellos saberes para curar que fueron excluidos por la ciencia moderna y colonial, silenciando el poten...
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Feeling unsafe in one's neighborhood is related to poor health. Features of the neighborhood environment have been suggested to inform perceptions of neighborhood safety. Yet, the relative contribution of these features (e.g., uneven sidewalks, crime, perceived neighborhood physical disorder) on perceived neighborhood safety, particularly among peo...
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This article describes an effort to re-imagine a vision of Community Psychology Education that includes input from various interest groups across the Society for Community Research and Action across 2019-2020 that included: the International Committee, the Indigenous Interest Group (IG), the Organization Studies interest group, SCRA Student represe...
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The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major health crisis affecting the several nations. In particular, the high ratio of COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan is significantly deteriorating human mental as well as physical health. The huge mental and physical loss has taught several lessons, which have been retrieved from already existing l...
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Creating organizations that promote human and ecological flourishing (i.e., sustainability) is a key challenge for contemporary societies. Here, we offer a people-focused systems approach to organizational sustainability based on an action research project conducted at Western Springs College/Ngā Puna O Waiōrea, a bicultural high school in Aotearoa...
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The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AIAN FACES) 2015 was the first national study of children served by Region XI Head Start programs, which are those operated by federally recognized AIAN tribes. Until 2015, Region XI programs had not been included in national studies of Head Start children’s exper...
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From the perspective of Latin American Community Psychology, which stresses the analysis and promotion of community strengthening processes, a Participatory Action Research is presented, with the aim of contributing to improve the capacity for organization and collective action in a neighborhood in Temuco. In this framework, this article depicts an...
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El Dr. Carlos Alberto Arango Cálad, Profesor Titular Jubilado de la Universidad del Valle, cursó su carrera de psicología en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, con sede en Bogotá (1978), y su máster iberoamericano en psicología comunitaria (1993) y su doctorado en psicología social y de las organizaciones (1995) en la Universitat de Valencia, Esp...
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How do people describe the psychological sense of community (PSOC) in the present day ideological climate of globalising neo-liberalism, assuming that people are essentially individualistic, that solidarity, social commitment, and citizenship are not natural dispositions, as we all are the lonely citizen? This issue is addressed by a mixed-methods...
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A growing body of evidence highlights that maternal and child nutrition programmes need to extend beyond the mother–child dyad by adopting a family systems approach, particularly in the Global South. Guided by a sociocultural and community psychology understanding of health, the paper explores factors identifying grandmothers as central resources f...
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The discussion analyzes the history of the study of mass protest movements, which are still shaking state institutions in many countries of the world. Since ancient times, their scale, composition of participants, their ideology, has distinguished popular movements but at the same time, they had a number of common features. The discussion focuses o...
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Implementation of evidence-based practices is a critical factor in whether afterschool programs are successful in having a positive impact upon risk reduction and positive youth development. However, important prevention research reveals that contextual and organizational factors can affect implementation (Bradshaw & Pas in School Psychology Review...
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This paper tries to discuss the Kampoeng Baca Pelangi community as an effort to educate and reduce the impact of the natural disaster in Lombok for child victims. Then the aim of his command was to explore the form of the Kampoeng Baca Pelangi community in educating and reducing the psychological impact for children who were victims of the Lombok e...
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Substance abuse disorders (SUDs) create significant and pervasive health and economic burdens in the U.S. and the world. After primary treatment has ended, supportive social environments are critically important to prevent relapse and to sustain long-term sobriety. Although approaches to SUDs and treatment vary internationally, studies in the Unite...
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Background The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its associated consequences can trigger feelings of fear, concern, and anxiety among the population, leading to unfavorable consequences on mental health. This study aimed to assess fear of COVID-19 and stress-relieving practices among social media users in the Makkah region, Saudi Arabia. Methods A cros...
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El presente dossier es una invitación a pensar desde otro lugar el trabajo y posicionamiento que puede y requiere tomar la psicología comunitaria hoy, ante el escenario actual que atravesamos en Chile y el continente, especialmente a partir del estallido social acontecido el 18 de octubre de 2019 en este país, que fue antecedido por una masificació...
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Despite growing interest in issues of residential mobility and place attachment in a globalised world, research within Environmental and Community psychology has tended to overlook the ways that interpersonal relations, and wider socio-political and economic structural factors inform place attachment formation amongst residentially mobile individua...
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Background: Monitoring community psychological and behavioural responses to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is important for informing policy making and risk communication to sustain public compliance with challenging precautionary behaviours and mitigating the psychological impacts. Methods: Monthly telephone surveys in January-April 2020 and...
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Objective: Community responses are important for the management of early-phase outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Perceived susceptibility and severity are considered key elements that motivate people to adopt non-pharmaceutical interventions. This study aimed to i) explore perceived susceptibility and severity of the COVID-19 pande...
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Data on 105 countries from the Global Development of Applied Community Studies project and a geographic information system (ArcGIS) were used to map and identify spatial patterns in the international growth of community psychology, as measured by professional associations and conferences, graduate and undergraduate programs and courses, and publica...
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Special issue on ''Community psychology in the era of COVID-19: How the pandemic has influenced communities and communities' reactions" Abstract The paper presents an analysis of the UK government discourse on citizenship during the first nine months of the Covid-19 pandemic (March-November 2020). We adopted a socio-cultural approach to citizenship...
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In this qualitative case study, the authors identify, name, and critique multi‐level contextual factors in relation to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color college student leaders’ and the authors’ own critical consciousness development applying Harrel’s Difference Framework, and Critical Race Theory. Located in a Northern California Sundown Town...
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Purpose Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is one of the most common forms of domestic violence, with profound implication for women's physical and psychological health. In this text we adopted the Empowerment Process Model (EPM) by Cattaneo and Goodman (Psychol Violence 5(1):84–94) to analyse interventions provided to victims of IPV by a Support Cent...
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Community Psychology (CP) started late in China, but has developed rapidly in recent years. In its early stages, Chinese CP absorbed concepts, theories and experience from Western CP. Chinese psychologists then carried out an innovation and a theoretical reconstruction. Chinese CP has now been “Sinicized,” or formally established on its own Chinese...
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Social cohesion can rise in the aftermath of natural disasters or mass tragedies, but this ‘coming together’ is often short‐lived. The early stages of the COVID‐19 pandemic witnessed marked increases in kindness and social connection, but as months passed social tensions re‐emerged or grew anew. Thus local authorities faced persistent and evolving...
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Individuals have different ways of coping with crisis. Individual factors, family and contextual features, and community support may influence how individuals feel, think and act during a crisis. COVID-19 was an unexpected pandemic that forced many European countries to take confinement measures and restrict social face to face interactions. This s...
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Parra-Valencia busca aprofundar a compreensão das práticas sanadoras presentes no cotidiano das comunidades campesinas colombianas pós conflito armado. A compreensão que ela apresenta sobre estas práticas realiza um deslocamento epistêmico sobre o fazer da psicologia, apontando que o cuidar e o sanar não são conhecimentos restritos aos horizontes d...
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Despite the numerous advances towards the recognition of LGBT rights worldwide, real equity has not yet been achieved. It is therefore necessary to take into consideration not only the socio‐political context but also the concrete practices that have been developed in specific settings. The university represents an important scene, which generates...
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This study investigated how young Italian people experienced the period of peak spread of COVID-19 in their country by probing their emotions, thoughts, events, and actions related to interpersonal and community bonds. This approach to the pandemic will highlight social dimensions that characterized contextual interactions from the specific perspec...
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The present study focused on the informal help-seeking process, facilitators and barriers in the context of romantic relationship difficulties and dating violence (DV). This study also aimed to describe gender specificities involved in the help-seeking process. Data analysis was performed relying on the help-seeking and change model developed for i...
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The high mortality rate caused by HIV still leaves jobs for governments in developing countries, including in Indonesia; the government's efforts to reduce the death rate due to HIV certainly require support and community participation. Peer support groups were born as a form of community concern to complete and carry out health literacy to the com...