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Running Head: Community PsychologyCommunity Psychology
Community Psychology1Community psychology shows a new way of thinking about the behavior and well-being ofpeople in the contexts of social systems and the community environment in which they spenttheir lives (Levine, 2005). The chosen scholarly article for this paper is linking the Levels:Network and Relational Perspectives for community psychology and another is a 10-yearretrospective of organization studies in community psychology: content, theory, and impact. Thefirst paper in this paper is written by Jennifer Watling Neal, and Brian D. Christens and anotherpaper is written by Neil M Boyd.The first article represents that networks and relationships have great importance forunderstanding communities, settings, larger social system, and neighborhoods (Watling Neal,2014). Generally, it can be said that relational and network perspectives have an ability toprovide empirical and conceptual links between different levels of analysis. These levels ofanalysis may reflect a transactional view which helps them in understanding neighborhood andcommunities. Furthermore, it is also defined that important concepts of community psychologysuch as empowerment, health promotion, and coalition building can be understood in aneffective manner by employing network and relational perspectives. On the basis of suchknowledge, one can easily draw necessary themes and recommendations for future advancementin the field of community psychology.Second chosen article defined that organization studies and community psychology are twocomplementary fields. It is true somehow because community psychologists have lots ofknowledge regarding community psychology which they can share with individuals related tothat particular field and organization literature at large. Apart of this, a content analysis was alsoconducted to understand both the Journal of Community Psychology and American Journal ofCommunity Psychology from 2001 to 2011 (M. Boyd, 2014). It was performed to determine the
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