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This book provides a clear organizational scheme communiyy conveys community psychology’s unique way of thinking, and engages the readers’ imagination and desire to make a difference though a compelling writing style and a variety of pedagogical aids. The book is divided into two main sections: It explores the past, present, and future of community psychology, balancing reviews of classic work, descriptions of the current state of the field, and emerging perspectives.

Not intended as a definitive attempt to cover the field, but as an invitation to commuunity to discover the field and make it their own, the book draws readers into a dialogue about community psychology that continues after the last word of the book is read. Rudkin has produced a book that takes seriously the idea of answering the questions of what is community psychology, who are the community psychologists, and what values underlie their work. Her division of the ,field into five guiding principles and four orienting concepts that summarize critical areas of research and theory is masterful.

She has managed to incorporate these principles and concepts in an integrated, insightful, and creative manner to provide a broad overview of communityy field as it exists today The book is a remarkable achievement. I fully expect it lsychology play a major role in attracting the next generation of students to become community psychologists.

Read it and enjoy it! It was wonderful to see the integration of classic and new theory, methods and content in one text. It also does a better job at including issues of diversity. I have found this text to provide a thoughtful introduction to students at any level who need to quickly grasp cmmunity broad scope of community psychology, its values, range of research and action.

The book is well written, explains complicated concepts and is a genuine scholarly contribution to the literature. It does more than report the work of others; it asserts a point of view and a conceptual framework while providing many concrete illustrations of community research and action.

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This is a book that I hope will become widely read. This new text provides a clear and compelling organization that conveys the unique perspective of community psychology. Written in an engaging style, and including photos, cartoons, and graphics, the text promotes students’ enthusiasm and interest in creating change. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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This was a textbook for one of my college classes. It is an easy read textbook, without a whole lot of hard jargon or tiny font that is hard to read. It provides case studies that engage the student and is helpful in learning the content. However, I cannot believe the publisher would allow a misprint to make it to the cover of the book: One person found this helpful. Mostly damaged on the outside. Received the book in poor condition. Mostly damaged on the outside, slight damage and writing on the inside.

When trying to “sell back” the textbook after barely any use, no one would accept it due to poor condition. Now I am stuck with it and no longer need it. The book itself had good information and easy to read, low stars for poor choice on the sellers part. Guiding Principles and Orienting Concepts] I’m near the end of my semester now and having read the book in its entirety, I feel I can now offer an informed opinion as to its contents.

I have never read any book that was as rife with grammatical errors as this one. The sheer volume of errors is mind boggling! I simply cannot believe my university required this book for my community psychology course. I have talked with other students in my class and they feel the same way. It is difficult for me to respect the author’s point of view when the book has been edited so poorly.


In fact, I tried to find out if English is the author’s second language. If I had found the answer to be in the affirmative, at least that would have provided some explanation, but alas, I did not. I can only assume English is her first language. This is a tragedy of publication. In my desperation for an explanation, I then thought, “Well perhaps the publisher is not very well known and they didn’t have the resources for a proper proofreader.

The publisher is Prentice Hall!

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One of the most prolific publishers of college textbooks around. How this book made it past even one editor is amazing to me.

I have kept every one of my psychology books. This one will be thrown away. I do not even want to try to sell it for fear of putting another student through the experience I had.

The only thing about this course that made it enjoyable was the professor. If it weren’t for him, Psycholoyg would have dropped this course with prejudice. In fact, I have submitted my feelings to the department Dean for requiring this book for the community psychology course.

I do not want another student to be forced to pay for a product not suitable for elementary school. This book came right on time when I needed it, and for a very economical price. I purchased this book for a community psychology class. I have found it to be quite a satisfactory text for my purposes. Its use of five guiding principles to illustrate the fundamental concepts of community psychology has proved an invaluable clarification for me in a variety of situations.

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