Community Psychology emerged in the 1960s when it was increasingly apparent that clinical psychology cannot address broader social and community-specific issues, especially the unique problems in mental health and well-being.
Now, the American Psychological Association(APA) has a section devoted to this subject and several academic journals are published in this rising field.
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Community Psychologists work on empowerment, diversity, community building, health promotion, civic participation and health promotion, using the two types of change models:
As the nature of this profession involves a diverse range of topics, a community psychologist performs many different roles and duties like
It is a multidisciplinary subject of psychology that synthesizes elements from various disciplines like sociology, public health, social psychology, political science and cross-cultural psychology.
A broad spectrum of areas, from political to environmental are studied by psychologists fro...
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