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  • Community Psychology - South African praxis
  • Visser M, Akhurst J, Carolissen R, Matamela N (Editors)
  • ISBN: 9780627039973
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627039980
  • 494 Pages | Published: 2022


Community Psychology is an applied branch of psychology that strives to promote the health and well-being of people in various contexts. It is particularly relevant in the quest to address psychosocial problems and empower people through community development. The book provides the reader with theories relevant to the study of people in larger contexts and applies these theories to various problems experienced in the diverse multicultural South African context. The authors of this book have delved deeper into the psychosocial problems of South African communities such as violence, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, poverty and unemployment, racism and xenophobia, violence and crime, gender-based violence /gender equity, masculinities, diversity of gender expressions, child and adolescent mental health, the elderly in the community, community trauma and crises. The book offers the ability to analyse, contextualise and intervene or address these problems in communities. The exploration of this book will lead the reader to develop an understanding of diversity within communities, research strategies as well as theories of community interventions, therefore opening up a new perspective on interpretation of communities resulting in meaningful engagement which can result in social change. 

If you want to work in communities, this book is just what you need. It will open up your understanding of promotion of health and wellbeing of people in various contexts.

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