This list is a project of the Executive Board of the Council of Program Directors in Community Research and Action (CPDCRA). Its purpose is to provide information about the field of community psychology to authors and publishers, especially of undergraduate psychology textbooks.
Both Jim Dalton and Clifford O'Donnell may be contacted to provide additional information and the names of community psychologists who would be happy to discuss various topics in the field.
The list begins with community-oriented:
and thereafter is organized alphabetically by category using both:
and special topics in the field:
The books and articles listed were selected to illustrate the type of work within each category.
Duffy, K. G., & Wong, F. Y. (1996). Community psychology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Heller, K., Price, R., Reinharz, S., Riger, S., & Wandersman, A. (1984). Psychology and community change (2nd ed.). Homewood, IL: Dorsey Press.
Levine, M. & Perkins, D. V. (1997). Principles of community psychology: Perspectives and applications (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford Univiversity Press.
Orford, J. (1992). Community psychology: Theory and practice. New York: Wiley.
Rappaport, J. (1977). Community psychology: Values, research, and action. New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston.
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Anderson, E. (1990). Streetwise: Race, class, and change in an urban community. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Elias, M. J. (1994). Capturing excellence in applied settings: A participant conceptualizer and praxis explicator role for community psychologists. American Journal of Community Psychology, 22, 293- 318.
Garbarino, J. (1992). Children and families in the social environment. 2nd Ed. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.
Jason, L. (1991). Participating in social change: A fundamental value for our discipline. American Journal of Community Psychology, 19, 1-16.
Shinn, M. (1992). Homelessness: What is a psychologist to do? American Journal of Community Psychology, 20, 1-24.
Schorr, L. B. & Schorr, D. (1988). Within our reach: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage. New York: Doubleday.
Tharp, R. G., & Gallimore, R. (l988). Rousing minds to life: Teaching and learning in social context. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Etzioni, A. (1993). The spirit of community. New York: Crown.
Heller, K. (1989). The return to community. American Journal of Community Psychology, 17, 1-15.
Keys, C. B. & Frank, S. (1987). Community psychology and the study of organizations: A reciprocal relationship. American Journal of Community Psychology, 15, 239-251.
Lyon, L. (1987). The community in urban society. Chicago: Dorsey Press. McKnight, J. (1995). Careless society: Community and its counterfeits. NY: Basic Books.
Newbrough, J. R. (1995). Toward community: A third position. American Journal of Community Psychology, 23, 9-37.
Newbrough, R. E., & Chavis, D. (Eds.) (1986). Psychological sense of community: Theory and concepts. Journal of Community Psychology, Special Issue, 14, 3-99, 335-407.
Newbrough, J. R., & Lorion, R. P. (Ed.) (1996). Sense of community: A theory's evolution over a decade. Journal of Community Psychology, Special Issue, 24, 311-438.
Sarason, S. (1974). The psychological sense of community. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
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Kagitcibasi, C. (1996). Family and human development across cultures: A view from the other side. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Mulvey, A. (1988). Community psychology and feminism: Tensions and commonalities. Journal of Community Psychology, 16, 70-83.
Tharp, R.G., (1994). Research knowledge and policy issues in cultural diversity and education. In B. McLeod (Ed.), Language and learning: Educating linguistically diverse students (pp. 129-167). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Trickett, E. J. (1996). A future for community psychology: The contexts of diversity and the diversity of contexts. American Journal of Community Psychology, 24, 209-234.
Trickett, E. J., Watts, R. J., & Birman, D. (Eds.) (1994). Human diversity: Perspectives on people in context. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Berkowitz, B. (1987). Local heroes. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath.
Rappaport, J. (1981). In praise of paradox: A social policy of empowerment over prevention. American Journal of Community Psychology, 9, 1-26.
Rappaport, J. (1987). Terms of empowerment/exemplars of prevention: Toward a theory of community psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 15, 121-144.
Riger, S. (1994). What's wrong with empowerment. American Journal of Community Psychology, 21, 279-292.
Saegert, S., & Winkel, G. (1996). Paths to community empowerment: Organizing at home. American Journal of Community Psychology, 24, 517-550.
Zimmerman, M. A., & Perkins, D. D. (Eds.) (1995). Empowerment theory, research, and application. American Journal of Community Psychology, Special Issue, 23, 569-807.
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Elias, M. J. (1987). Establishing enduring prevention programs: Advancing the legacy of Swampscott. American Journal of Community Psychology, 15, 539-553.
Humphreys, K., & Rappaport, J. (1993). From the community mental health movement to the war on drugs: A study in the definition of social problems. American Psychologist, 48, 892-901.
Kelly, J. G. (1990). Changing contexts and the field of community psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 18, 769-792.
Levine, M., & Levine, A. (1992). Helping children: A social history. New York: Oxford U. Press.
Linney, J. A. (1990). Community psychology into the 1990's: Capitalizing opportunity and promoting innovation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 18, 1-19.
O'Donnell, C. R., & Ferrari, J. R. (Eds.) (1997). Education in community psychology: Models for graduate and undergraduate programs. New York: Haworth Press.
Sarason, S. B. (1981). An asocial psychology and a misdirected clinical psychology. American Psychologist, 36, 827-836.
Sarason, S. (1988). The making of an American psychologist: An autobiography. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Shinn, M. (1987). Expanding community psychology's domain. American Journal of Community Psychology, 15, 555-574.
Snowden, L. (1987). The peculiar successes of community psychology: Service delivery to minorities and the poor. American Journal of Community Psychology, 15, 575-586.
Adams, P. , & Nelson, K. (Eds.) (1995). Reinventing human services: Community-and family-centered practice. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter.
Dougherty, A. M. (1990). Consultation: Practice and perspectives. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Harrelmann, K., Kaufmann, F. Y., & Losel, F. (Eds.) (1987). Social intervention: Potential and constraints. New York: de Gruyter.
Melton, G. (1995). Bringing psychology to capital hill: Briefings on child and family policy. American Psychologist, 50, 766-770.
O'Neill, P. (1989). Responsible to whom? Responsible for what? Some ethical issues in community intervention. American Journal of Community Psychology, 17, 323-342.
Perkins, D. D. (1988). The use of social science in public interest litigation: A role for community psychologists. American Journal of Community Psychology, 16, 465-485.
Simons, R. L., Johnson, C. Beaman, J., Conger, R. D., & Whitbeck, L. B. (1996). Parents and peer group as mediators of the effect of community structure on adolescent problem behavior. American Journal of Community Psychology, 24, 145-171.
Wursten, A., & Sales, B. (1988). Community psychologists in state legislative decision making. American Journal of Community Psychology, 16, 487-502.
Zins, J. E. (Ed.) (1997). Community psychology: Contributions to consultation. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Special Issue, 8, (2).
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Chavis, D., Stucky, P., & Wandersman, A. (1983). Returning basic research to the community: A relationship between scientists and citizens. American Psychologist, 38, 424-434.
Jaeger, M. E., & Rosnow, R. L. (1988). Contextualism and its implications for psychological inquiry. British Journal of Psychology, 78, 63-75.
Kaftarian, S. J., & Hanson, W. B. (Eds) (1994). Community partnership program. Journal of Community Psychology, CSAP Special Issue.
Lincoln, Y. S., & Guba, E. G. (1985). Naturalistic inquiry. Beverly Hills: Sage.
Seidman, E., Hughes, D., & Williams, N. (Eds.) (1993). Culturally anchored methodology. American Journal of Community Psychology, Special Issue, 21 (6).
Shinn, M. (Ed.) (1996). Ecological assessment. American Journal of Community Psychology, Special Issue, 24 (1).
Tharp, R. G., & Gallimore, R. (1982). Inquiry process in program development. Journal of Community Psychology, 10, 103-118.
Tolan, P., Keys, C., Chertok, F., & Jason, L. (Eds.) (1990). Researching community psychology. Washington, DC: APA.
Albee, G., & Gullotta, T. P. (Eds.) (1997). Primary prevention works. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Barton, H. A., Hopkins, K. N., Mcelhaney, S. J., Heigel, J., & Salassi, A. (1995). Getting started: The NMHA directory of model programs to prevent mental disorders and promote mental health. Alexandria, VA: National Mental Health Association.
Cowen, E. L. (1996). The ontogenesis of primary prevention: Lengthy strides and stubbed toes. American Journal of Community Psychology, 24, 235-249.
Durlak, J. A. (1995). School-based prevention programs for children and adolescents. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
McCord, J., & Tremblay, R. (Eds.) (1992). Preventing antisocial behavior: Interventions from birth through adolescence. New York: Guilford Press.
Price, R., Cowen, E., Lorion, R., & Ramos-McKay, J. (Eds.). (1988). Fourteen ounces of prevention: A casebook. Washington, DC: APA.
Sandler, I. (Ed.) (1997). Meta-analysis of primary prevention programs. American Journal of Community Psychology, Special Issue, 25, (2).
Weissberg, R., Caplan, M., & Harwood, R. (1991). Promoting competent young people in competence-enhancing environments: A systems-based perspective on primary prevention. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59, 830-841.
Weissberg, R. P., Gullotta, T. P., Hampton, R. L., Ryan, B. A., & Adams, G. R. (Eds.) (1997). Enhancing children's wellness. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Weissberg, R. P., Gullotta, T. P., Hampton, R. L., Ryan, B. A., & Adams, G. R. (Eds.) (1997). Establishing preventive services. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Zigler, E. (1994). Reshaping early childhood intervention to be a more effective weapon against poverty. American Journal of Community Psychology, 22, 37-47.
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Borkman, T. (1990). Self-help groups at the turning point: Emerging egalitarian alliances with the formal health care system. American Journal of Community Psychology, 18, 321-332.
Felton, B. J., & Shinn, M. (1992). Social integration and social support: Moving social support beyond the individual level. Journal of Community Psychology, 20, 103-115.
Rizzo, T. A., & Corsaro, W. A. (1995). Social support processes in early childhood friendship: A comparative study of ecological congruences in enacted support. American Journal of Community Psychology, 23, 389-417.
Riessman, F. (1990). Restructuring help: A human services paradigm for the 1990's. American Journal of Community Psychology, 18, 221-230.
Sarason, B., Sarason, I., & Pierce, G. (Eds.) (1991). Social support: An interactional view. New York: Wiley.
Bronfenbrenner, H. (1979). The ecology of human development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Cohen, R., & Siegel, A. W. (Eds.) (1991). Context and development. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Eribaum.
O'Donnell, C. R., Tharp, R. G., & Wilson, K. (1993). Activity settings as the unit of analysis: A theoretical basis for community intervention and development. American Journal of Community Psychology, 21, 501-520.
Schoggen, P. (1989). Behavior settings: A revision and extension of Roger G. Barker's Ecological Psychology. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Seidman, E. (1988). Back to the future, community psychology: Unfolding a theory of social intervention. American Journal of Community Psychology, 16, 3-24.
Wicker, A. W. (1987). Behavior settings reconsidered: Temporal stages, resources, internal dynamics, context. In D. Stokols & I. Altman (Eds.), Handbook of environmental psychology (pp. 613-653). New York: Wiley.
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Society for Community Research & Action
Empowerment Theory & Practice syllabus
See also Isaac Prilleltensky & Geoffrey Nelson's chapter "Community Psychology: Reclaiming Social Justice" in Dennis Fox & Isaac Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction.
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