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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
Units
4
Term
Fall, Spring
Department

Professors

Diane Hughes

Professor of Applied Psychology

diane.hughes@nyu.edu