Preface ; Life is a Soap Opera ; The Origins of Community Psychology ; A Conceptual Road Map of Community Psychology ; The Ecological Analogy ; Five Psychological Conceptions of the Environment ; Labelling Theory: An Alternative to the Illness Model ; Adaption, Crisis, Coping, and Support ; Prevention ; Self-Help Groups ; The Problem of Change ; School Desegregation: A Societal Level Intervention ; Community Development and Socaial Action in Community ; Science Ethic, and the Future of Community Psychology
Murray Levine is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. Douglas D. Perkins is Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. David V. Perkins is Professor of Psychology at Ball State University.
"Prior to this edition, this book was unrivaled for its scope and depth of the obvious and not-so-obvious psychological implications of what American communities are: what problems they face, how they do and do not change.This edition makes clearer than previous editions that this is more than a book about the American community. It is about America."--from the foreword by Seymour B. Sarason