Community Psychology

Community Psychology

This is a branch of applied psychology that deals with mental health and social welfare issues within the community setting. In addition, community psychologists try to involve the community members in proposed solutions to those problems. According to Orford (1992), community psychology is about understanding people within their social worlds and using this understanding to improve people’s well-being. Some of the topics addressed include substance abuse and prevention, addressing poverty issues, school failure, community development, risk and protective factors, empowerment, diversity, delinquency, and many more.

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