Six Community Psychologists Tell Their Stories: History, Contexts, and Narrative (Hardback)
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Six Community Psychologists Tell Their Stories: History, Contexts, and Narrative (Hardback)

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Hardback 162 Pages / Published: 01/10/2004
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Six Community Psychologists Tell Their Stories: History, Contexts, and Narrative presents the unique opportunity to examine how culture and social norms have combined with chance, coincidence, and serendipity to form the professional identities of men and women who were among the first generation trained to work in the field of community psychology. The book's contributors disciples of those who founded the sub-field provide insights into the factors (social status, family history, education, social environment, cultural events, important ideas) that furthered their professional development in an emerging field. Their stories still works in progress go far beyond facts, figures, dates and details to document what they've done with their lives and why.

Six esteemed community psychologists three men who began their careers as the field was established in the mid-1960s and three women who took part in the increased opportunities available in the 1970s recall how important events and social movements affected them as they fulfilled their personal and professional goals. They discuss the effects of family values and styles, class, ethnic status, gender, racism, anti-Semitism, the power of social settings, supportive education and work settings, and the impact of post-World War II government programs on their education, including the G.I. Bill, and the establishment of United States Public Health Service fellowships. Their stories touch on many common themes, including social marginality and sex discrimination, making personal discoveries in response to educational experiences, the significance of fate, and the experience of gaining a new or renewed sense of self through meaningful events, occasions, and people.

These Six Community Psychologists Tell Their Stories:
Dr. Jean Ann Linney (University of South Carolina), whose experiences involve a combination of idealism, supportive contexts, and good fortune
Dr. Julian Rappaport (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), who views himself as an "insider/outsider," whose personal and professional identity crosses traditional boundaries
Dr. N. Dickon Reppucci (University of Virginia), who became a community psychologist by accident, an outgrowth of his involvement with social protest in the 1960s
Dr. Marybeth Shinn (New York University), whose story reflects her interest in the social contexts of neighborhoods and community settings
Dr. Edison J. Trickett (University of Illinois at Chicago), who writes of the life experiences that have influenced both his work and his longtime involvement in folk music
Dr. Rhona S. Weinstein (University of California at Berkeley), whose work in the dynamics of self-fulfilling prophecies in educational settings developed early in her careerInsightful commentary on their recollections is provided by two distinguished scholars Henrika Kuklick, Science Historian at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dan McAdams, Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University.

Six Community Psychologists Tell Their Stories: History, Contexts, and Narrative is a unique resource for community psychologists, autobiographical researchers, and anyone interested in the history of psychology.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780789025104
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 212 x 152 x 18 mm

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