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    ANRVPS ARI 27 October ANNUAL REVIEWS Further Community Psychology: Click here for quick links to Annual Reviews content online. fields that contribute to Community Psychology include, but are not limited to,. Sociology . starucarulrap.gq James G. Kelly, Ann Marie Ryan, B. Eileen Altman, Stephen P. Stelzner. Pages PDF. People in Context. Front Matter. Pages PDF.

    David Chavis J. Newbrough Volume Chavis New York University zyxwv J. Newbrough George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University This second special issue on the psychological sense of community completes our present effort to begin to fill a void in community theory and practice within commun- zyx ity psychology McClure et al. In this issue, we build upon the theoretical and conceptual discussion in the January special issue of this Journal. The articles herein provide examples of current socio-psychological understandings of community. We propose that a sense of community is the organizing concept for the psychological study of community, but that it does not end there. Articles in both issues demonstrate that an understanding of the psychology of community must include the study of a the evolution of territorial and non-territorial communities; b the social supports and social networks that develop within various communities; c the physical, social, and symbolic nature of the setting for the community; d the role zyxw of boundaries; e the benefits of community for human development and the quality of life; f the therapeutic value of community; g the developmental processes that communities undergo; h the differing needs that different communities can meet for different people; and i the role of leadership for a healthy, functioning community. This is by no means an exhaustive list. McMillan and Chavis pointed out that one of the most critical questions for the study of communities is: How can communities be developed that value tolerance and acceptance of outsiders while maintaining their own cohesion and purpose? Both the positive and negative sides of community need to be explored fully. The application of the psychology of community can be the development of human ecologies through the community development process. A socio-psychological understanding of community, as initially outlined in these two special issues, can help to facilitate the intentional creation of community when and where it is needed. We must recognize that the occurrence of community has evolved within different settings and systems other than the traditional residential locale Gusfield, A community should be defined as any set of social relations that are bound together by a sense of community.

    Effective community development requires an interdisciplinary perspective.

    The authorship of this special issue, like its predecessor, reflects that variety. In our first paper Thomas Glynn, a psychologist, follows up his earlier work Glynn, and attempts to measure a sense of community. In this paper, he examines some of the dimen- sions of a sense of community within the context of the residential neighborhood.

    Historian Zane Miller traces the social factors that have led to the decline of a sense of community in some residential areas. Miller takes a unique look at the process of suburbanization and concurrent shift in middle-class values as prime movers in this decline.

    They synthesize theory and research on the organization and the community into a framework for future research and practice. These authors open the door for community psychologists to enter the workplace with a clear purpose. Mark Levine, in the role of scientist-practitioner, links the traditional philosophical and social science discussion around community with a community development approach toward crime prevention.

    Levine uses his experience organizing a community group in Cambridge MA to demonstrate the community development process. His work demonstrates the importance of contextual analysis and the use of qualitative intersubjective methods for community psychologists. The final article by John Raeburn, a community psychologist, is important for two reasons: First, it is a fine example of a mechanism for developing community through the use of com- munity centers; second, coming from New Zealand, it is an international example of the translation of community psychology principles into practice.

    The articles in this issue are early examples of the potential contributions of the psychology of community to research and practice. As a beginning, they should inspire further work.

    Warren Dunham and psychologist Seymour Sarason. Both Dunham and Sarason review the articles in these two special issues and, as one might expect, each emerges in a different place. Taken together, these two commentaries il- lustrate the inherent dialectic between the individual and the collectivity and are exemplary of the work needed to advance the understanding of community. They also illustrate the very important point that community psychology must work effectively beyond the zyxwvut boundaries of traditional psychology.

    Can we empower others before we are empowered zyxw zyxwvu zyxwvuts ourselves to overcome the restraints of our environments? References Ahlbrandt, R. A new public policy for neighborhoodpreservation.

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    Suicide: A study in sociology. Glencoe, IL: Free Press. Faris, R. Mentaldisordersin urban areas. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Gallant, R. Empowerment in elders: Repositioning an area agency on aging systems. Perspectives on Aging. Garbarino, J. High-risk neighborhoods and high-risk families: The human ecology of child maltreatment. Child Development, 51, Glynn, T.

    Psychological sense of community: Measurement and application. Human Relations, 34, Safe and secure neighborhood. Washington: U. Department of Justice. Gusfield, J. Community: A critical response. New York: Harper Colophon Books.

    House, J. The association of social relationships and activities with mortality: Prospective evidence from the Tecumseh community health study. Iscoe, 1. Community psychology and the competent community. American Psychologist, 29, Kobasa, S. Stressful life events, personality, and health: An inquiry into hardiness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 1. Dkcovering the meaning of prevention. McClure, L. Community psychology concepts and research base.

    In general, living in white- proximity to residential housing , had the most dominant neighborhoods is an important risk optimal outcomes in school. However, Bolland et al. Effects on both children and sessed the relationship of hopelessness to mul- adults have been found with respect to com- tiple adolescent risk behaviors in their study of munity physical characteristics, overall level African American, Caucasian, and mixed-race of disadvantage, ethnic density, and level of adolescents living in 13 high-poverty neighbor- community violence.

    Communities range from hoods in Mobile, Alabama. In neighborhoods urban to rural and populations include multi- with a minority Caucasian population, African ple races and ethnicities, including immigrants.

    Americans had the lowest level of risk behav- Outcomes range from mental health to accul- iors, with Caucasians reporting the highest sub- turation processes to school performance. In stance use and mixed-race participants report- particular, Bolland et al.

    Bolland et al. An for homelessness than is present in the United ecological perspective on cultural diversity in- States. Snowden underscores the im- parisons that illuminate both consistency and portance of understanding culture in local com- variability in the expression of social problems munity context: For example, Munoz theoretically informed, empirically grounded et al. Milburn multilayered cultural characteristics and diver- et al.

    She links these differen- cultural history for community research and www. Each of the research projects out- American colonialism. He out- of understanding the role of cultural history Annu. Because ties. Their emic investigation of factors that of this, attention is paid to such process issues offer Alaskan Native youth protection from as the development of trust, selection of rele- substance abuse in remote, rural, face-to-face vant community collaborators, and discussions kinship communities yielded a model that in- about how varied stakeholders should be in- cludes local cultural factors at multiple levels of cluded across varied aspects of the research pro- the ecological context: This process emphasis is nowhere more individual.

    Central to the model is the role of prominent than in projects involving interac- communal and historical trauma in disrupting tions between cultural groups and researchers cultural meaning systems and its intergenera- from diverse cultural backgrounds. Many of tional transmission. The school personal and professional challenges involved focus is culturally compelling because of the his- in being a gay community psychologist work- torical role of government schools as a mecha- ing in rural areas.

    Indeed, the very issue of how nism for obliterating Native American culture. Fur- sitating the development of clear need-to-know thermore, it underscores the role of courage and guidelines around the disclosing of information risk taking in such professional work. Stories such as those reported above cultural knowledge of such concepts as the portray a complex set of issues for community cultural construal of self, wellness, healing, researchers of varied cultural backgrounds and and spirituality.

    In this com- ciocultural backgrounds. Here, one author stories from previously unheard sources repre- was an organization and cultural insider and sents an important next step in amplifying the the other an outside researcher from another experiential database on which community psy- culture. Both the underground nature of the chology can contribute to an understanding of organization and Afghan culture more gener- cultural diversity. Prior systems regulations policies, procedures, and Annual Review chapters written by commu- routines , and systems operations power and nity psychologists have summarized social, decision making.

    System assessment is viewed community, and preventive interventions e. Where internal agreement and certainty nity interventions, how community organiza- are high among system components, the sys- tions assess the relevance of outside evidence- tem is stable, organized, and predictable. Here, based interventions for their particular setting the change process is likely to be slow and incre- and organizational mission, and how commu- mental.

    Thus, level outcomes and processes related to achiev- system conditions suggest not only what needs ing those outcomes. Each of these contextual intervention but also from where the impetus issues is well represented in recent community for change should come. For example, Emshoff et al. Systems thinking was conceptual framework guiding community also used to capture systems-level activities and change.

    The rationale for this perspective impacts of mental health consumer organiza- is outlined by Foster-Fishman b , who tions Jansen et al. After recently reported. With respect to changes describing key systems theory concepts, they in organizational mission and climate, Uttal outline a participatory process to develop a describes how a social service agency model of the system in which reform will occur.

    Both the community involvement and attitude change process of model development and the model about local responsibility for child rearing. This itself promote collaborative anticipatory think- philosophy was operationalized not only in the Annu. Cauce describes an change represents a promising conceptual di- action research initiative at the University of rection in illuminating how interventions may Washington to build capacity in the work en- be designed as events in systems Hawe et al.

    Such an emphasis reinforces the impor- dressing four aspects of campus ecology: Capacity may be expressed in multiple ways Capacity building through the implementa- and at varied ecological levels of the community tion of externally developed programs. An ad- context. The evidence-based practice movement repre- sents one example of this approach.

    As previ- Organizational capacity. At the organiza- ously described, an ecological perspective views tional level, recent research has addressed both interventions as events in systems Hawe et al.

    How organizations as systems respond to zations to improve their functioning as well as the introduction of externally developed inter- efforts to improve capacity through the intro- ventions is a question that has received consid- duction of externally developed programs. For example, www. They found that teacher- organizations. This call greater growth in implementation. Their qual- were developed to assess the effectiveness of itative study of 16 organizations offering rape services provided to 97 children who spoke 26 prevention programs assessed why these pro- different primary languages.

    At the community without necessarily improving performance. They note that the developmentā€”dissemination model often leads to a mismatch of what scien- Community capacity as community mobiliza- tists develop and what organizations can imple- tion potential. Foster-Fishman et al. Results from nizational decision making that lacks appreci- a random-digit-dial phone survey suggest that ation of organizational ecology. Moreover, different elements of these or development of structures, processes, and neighborhood conditions were more or less im- networks of relationships that promote orga- portant depending on the type and level of nized action with respect to community issues.

    An ecological community psychology per- , p. Another path- be better understood and built upon as a com- way to community capacity building is through munity resource. This project focuses on pro- concern involves a community-level per- moting collaborative and supportive relation- spective on understanding and responding ships among community members to achieve to the multiple effects of both natural and sexual behavior change, reducing stigma asso- human-made disasters.

    Across ecological levels viewing social capital as shaped by economic of the community context, interventions are political factors such as poverty and gender, designed to counter the predictable loss of per- and f bridging partnerships with networks sonal, social, and economic resources related and agencies outside the community.

    These both to the immediate reaction to traumatic www. As ceived neighborhood social capital, the greater Hobfoll et al. Evan-Chen et al. This work sup- Norris et al. Although support mobilization sented one effort to move from a psychology and deterioration patterns differed depending of the individual to a psychology of the in- on the degree of personal and community-wide dividual in community context.

    The present collective trauma, deterioration of support was review examines recent developments within far greater in one community than the other this broad agenda. The evolution of contextu- and the difference increased over time. The commitment to viewing sci- mobilize local resources that can affect individ- ence and practice as value laden has been ual response to traumatic events. Throughout the literature is the re- study of natural disasters. Hausman other.

    Social community psychology agenda. Brodsky et al. Finally, though only modestly represented work in community psychology; it also pro- in the current review, there is an increasing vides a framework for much-needed future de- international movement in community psy- velopments. Advances in multilevel statistical chology Reich et al.

    Designs and be useful to communities. A multi-level analysis of community coordinating councils. Community Psychol.

    Promoting systems change in the health care response to domestic violence. Boston, MA: Boston Univ. Orthopsychiatry A tale of two cities: Acculturation and adaptation of Soviet Jewish refugee adolescents: The future of research on intimate partner violence: Development and risk behavior among Annu. Listening to diversity stories: Brodsky A, Faryal T. No matter how hard you try, your feet still get wet: How settings change people: Bringing community psychology home: A person-centered and ecological investigation of acculturation strategies in Hispanic immigrant youth.

    Coming out, visibility, and creating change: Community types and mental health: Systems change as an outcome and a process in the work of community collaboratives for health. Exposure to terrorism and violent behavior among adolescents in Israel. Using community epidemiologic data to improve social settings: Building an active citizenry: Using methods that matter: Putting the system back into systems change: Research reservations: School climate and implementation of a preventive intervention.

    Dismantling institutional racism: Identifying value indicators and social capital in community health partnerships. Theorizing interventions as events in systems. In press Henry D. Scientists in the swamp: Stress, Culture, and Community: The Psychology and Philosophy of Stress. New York: Five essential elements of immediate and mid-term mass trauma intervention: Psychiatry 70 4: Capturing systems level activities and impacts of mental health consumer-run organizations. Toward an ecological conception of preventive interventions.

    J Carter Jr, pp. Kelly JG. On Becoming Ecological: An Expedition into Community Psychology. Oxford Univ. A contextualist epistemology for ecological research. In Researching Community Psychology, ed. Washington, DC: Kohn-Wood L, Wilson M. The context of caretaking in rural areas: Lessons learned in systems change initiatives: Assault injury rates, social capital, and fear of neighborhood crime. Getting the big picture in community science: Closing the achievement gap: A perspectivist looks at contextualism and the future of behavioral science.

    In Contextualism and Understanding in Behavioral Science, ed. R Rosnow, M Georgundi, pp. Employing community data to investigate social and structural dimensions of urban neighborhoods: History at the table: Building the capacity of small community-based organizations to better serve youth.

    Learning from communities: Psychosocial foundations of academic performance in culturally based education programs for American Indian and Alaska native youth: Indian Educ. Role of stressful life events in homelessness: Measuring neighborhood: Beyond diversity: Sources of perceived school connection among ethnically diverse urban adolescents. Parsons B. The state of methods and tools for social systems change.

    Contextual competence: Building capacity for positive youth development in secondary school classrooms:

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