Community Psychology: Making a Difference in the Real World
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|Course Dates||Weeks||Meeting Times||Status||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|July 15, 2013 - July 26, 2013||2||M-F 12:45-3:35P||Waitlisted||Jordan Braciszewski||10341|
Have you been interested in psychology, but also really wanted to have an impact on your school, neighborhood, or community? Are you passionate and have a vision of how to affect and maybe change the system? Then this is the course for you!
Community psychology is an applied area of psychology concerned with the relationship between individuals and communities. The class covers basic theories and concepts while incorporating real-life examples of community action and research. This is a very hands-on, applied course where your voice counts.
In particular, you will learn concepts central to community psychology, including prevention, empowerment, public policy, working in/with schools, diversity, and community change. You will also apply these concepts to social issues including homelessness, child abuse, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, mental illness, education, and juvenile delinquency. The focus is on how you can make a difference in your society.
The instructor, who received the 2011 Brown University Archambault Award for Teaching Excellence after being nominated by his former students, uses both guided discussion and classroom experiments to address the course material.
At the end, you will have a solid foundation for further study in clinical, community, and social psychology, sociology, public health, and social work, among others. You will also be able to apply the learned concepts to a specific social problem in your community or school.