PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC-345
Community Psychology (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces the principles, approaches, and guiding concepts of community psychology, including attention to diversity, action research, prevention, and citizen participation. Community psychology seeks to understand the interrelationship between individual well-being and multiple ecological levels of influence, from families and neighborhoods, to economic conditions and mass media. Community psychologists study these relationships to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions that address pressing problems in our society, including youth violence, HIV/AIDS, and educational disparities. Students apply and expand their learning of key concepts through service in community-based organizations. Usually offered every fall. Prerequisite: one introductory and two additional psychology courses.