Nadia Haddara, Baland Jalal, Gwendolyn D. Anderson, Mona M. Amer & Joseph M. Simons-Rudolph
This study explored the characteristics and predictors of university student voluntary civic engagement. It was conducted at a private university in Egypt, a developing country where student volunteerism has the potential to significantly impact community development efforts. Consistent with previous literature, students who chose to participate in community service clubs were more likely to be female and religious. They moreover reported greater commitment to civic service as well as pride and commitment to the university.Read more...
Livia D. Dittmer & Manuel Riemer
Wilfrid Laurier University
This article argues for the participation of community psychology in issues of global climate change. The knowledge accumulated and experience gained in the discipline of community psychology have great relevance to many topics related to the environment. To illustrate this assertion, we describe an education project conducted with youth engaged in a community-based environmental organization.Read more...
Sharon Hakim, Nadejda Crigan & Alexei Buzu
Since its break with the Soviet Union, the Republic of Moldova has faced a rocky path towards establishing a democracy and an active civil society. The youth development approach recognizes youth as an asset to positive change at the community level. With that in mind, a ten session “Practical Leadership Course” was developed for the youth of a small Moldovan town.Read more...
Ruth Nina-Estrella, & Carlos Rivera-Santana
University of Puerto Rico
This article reflects and presents an intercultural experience within the context of Puerto Rico through the Voces con Eco (Voices with Echoes) project. In this work we contextualize our experience within the Caribbean and Puerto Rican domain and the cultural diversity phenomena that impregnates our every day life. Then we explain how an intercultural educational intervention is relevant and we present Voces con Eco and our experience in Puerto Rico with the Dominican Republic immigrant community.Read more...
by Edited by Leonard A. Jason and David S. Glenwick
Review of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research,
Edited by Leonard A. Jason and David S. Glenwick.
Reviewed by R. Burke Johnson
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research (2012) edited by Jason and Glenwick. The book provides an overview of multiple methods that are not provided in the first two graduate statistics courses but nevertheless are very important for the practice of community psychology.Read more...
In this section, we present author selected submissions from the 2012 Canadian Community Psychology Conference, held in May 2012.
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