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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