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psychology

 [si-kol´o-je]
the science dealing with the mind and mental processes, especially in relation to human and animal behavior. adj., adj psycholog´ic, psycholog´ical.
analytic psychology (analytical psychology) the system of psychology founded by Carl Gustav Jung, based on the concepts of the collective unconscious and the complex.
clinical psychology the use of psychologic knowledge and techniques in the treatment of persons with emotional difficulties.
community psychology the application of psychological principles to the study and support of the mental health of individuals in their social sphere.
criminal psychology the study of the mentality, the motivation, and the social behavior of criminals.
depth psychology the study of unconscious mental processes.
developmental psychology the study of changes in behavior that occur with age.
dynamic psychology psychology stressing the causes and motivations for behavior.
environmental psychology study of the effects of the physical and social environment on behavior.
experimental psychology the study of the mind and mental operations by the use of experimental methods.
forensic psychology psychology dealing with the legal aspects of behavior and mental disorders.
gestalt psychology gestaltism; the theory that the objects of mind, as immediately presented to direct experience, come as complete unanalyzable wholes or forms that cannot be split into parts.
individual psychology the psychiatric theory of Alfred adler, stressing compensation and overcompensation for feelings of inferiority and the interpersonal nature of a person's problems.
physiologic psychology (physiological psychology) the branch of psychology that studies the relationship between physiologic and psychologic processes.
social psychology psychology that focuses on social interaction, on the ways in which actions of others influence the behavior of an individual.

com·mu·ni·ty psy·chol·o·gy

the application of psychology to community programs, for example, in the schools, correctional and welfare systems, and community mental health centers.

com·mu·ni·ty psy·chol·o·gy

(kŏ-myū'ni-tē sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The application of psychology to community programs, e.g., in the schools, correctional and welfare systems, and community mental health care centers.
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"Natural Mentors and Adolescent Resiliency: A Study with Urban Youth." American Journal of Community Psychology, April 2002.
The students, as part of their community psychology module, on an annual basis had to conduct a needs assessment, interviewing relevant stakeholders before they decided how to work in the community.
Riemer, Associate Professor of Community Psychology and the Director of the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, has a leading role in this project, engaging the building's "citizens" in the sustainability strategy from start to finish.
It is now worthwhile understanding essentials of Community Psychology. Community Psychology: Community psychology studies the individuals' contexts within communities and the wider society, and the relationships of the individual to communities and society.
The postgraduate/ honors community psychology module, which is hosted by the Department of Psychology at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, is but one course that attempts to bridge this gap.
Targeting empowerment in community development: a community psychology approach to enhancing local power and well-being.
For a decade, Robinson has worked with graduate students in FAMU's community psychology masters program, supervising interns and organizing volunteer opportunities for students to demonstrate skills associated with emotional wellness.
Baher Ibrahim and Nadah Al-Shazly, two graduate students studying community psychology at the American University in Cairo (AUC), proposed a potential solution to the trash problem in Ezbet Khairallah, one of Cairo's informal settlements.
(2006) 'Mobilising residents for actions: The role of small wins and strategic supports' in American Journal of Community Psychology, 38: 3-4, 143-52.
Jim Orford, the author of this book, is an Emeritus Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Birmingham and brings in his vast experience in the addiction field in presenting this book.

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