Society for Community Research and Action
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Bogat, G. A. 2010. Society for Community Research and Action. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Community psychology formally began in 1965 at the Swampscott, Massachusetts, conference. Its founders were concerned with the individualistic focus that dominated psychology. Community psychology was conceived as a redefinition of psychologists' roles, to empower psychologists to become change agents who studied and modified the social settings in which individuals interacted. Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, Community Psychology, was established in 1966. The division became a society and changed its name to Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) in 1990 to better reflect its mission.
- social action;
- social change