PSYC3415Community Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

This course is designed to introduce students to the science and practice of community psychology, which is the study of psychological solutions to community based problems. Community psychology extends psychology’s role beyond a focus on the individual towards a greater understanding of groups, organizations, and communities. Topics may include prevention, under-served populations, cultural diversity, political action, effects of stress on mental health, community organization, empowerment, and mutual help. There will be a focus on how research and science intersect with the practical aspects of working successfully with people in their own communities.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2403