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Community Psychology

Community psychology focuses on the application of psychological theory, concepts and knowledge to address the needs, concerns and aspirations of communities. Specifically, community psychology is concerned with person environment interactions and the ways in which society impacts on individual and community functioning. Community psychology adopts a collectivist paradigm in understanding behaviour and in applying relevant methods and techniques. This course will introduce students to the field of community psychology with emphasis on theory and methods of community psychology within the context of the psycho-social needs of the Ghanaian society. Topics include: the history of community psychology; doing community research; prevention and health promotion; interventions and program evaluation; community mental health, understanding communities and social and community change.

Course #
APSY-UE 9005


Diane Hughes

Professor of Applied Psychology