Chapter 2. Community Psychology's Core Values: Empowerment, Liberation and Social Justice

  1. Jim Orford Professor Emeritus Head

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773154.ch2

Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

How to Cite

Orford, J. (2008) Community Psychology's Core Values: Empowerment, Liberation and Social Justice, in Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773154.ch2

Author Information

  1. School of Psychology, The University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470855935

Online ISBN: 9780470773154

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Keywords:

  • public health and critical psychology movements;
  • psychological empowerment (PE);
  • structural power relations;
  • real-world economic and environmental factors;
  • orthodox Freudian views;
  • psychology and psychotherapy;
  • Behavioural psychology;
  • Community and Applied Social Psychology;
  • psychological distress;
  • World Risk Society

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Empowerment

  • Social constructionism and its critics

  • Liberation psychology

  • Social justice as a core value