Running Head: Community PsychologyCommunity Psychology
Community Psychology 1Community psychology shows a new way of thinking about the behavior and well-being of people in the contexts of social systems and the community environment in which they spent their 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-year retrospective of organization studies in community psychology: content, theory, and impact. The first paper in this paper is written by Jennifer Watling Neal, and Brian D. Christens and another paper is written by Neil M Boyd. The first article represents that networks and relationships have great importance for understanding communities, settings, larger social system, and neighborhoods (Watling Neal, 2014). Generally, it can be said that relational and network perspectives have an ability to provide empirical and conceptual links between different levels of analysis. These levels of analysis may reflect a transactional view which helps them in understanding neighborhood and communities. Furthermore, it is also defined that important concepts of community psychology such as empowerment, health promotion, and coalition building can be understood in an effective manner by employing network and relational perspectives. On the basis of such knowledge, one can easily draw necessary themes and recommendations for future advancement in the field of community psychology.Second chosen article defined that organization studies and community psychology are two complementary fields. It is true somehow because community psychologists have lots of knowledge regarding community psychology which they can share with individuals related to that particular field and organization literature at large. Apart of this, a content analysis was also conducted to understand both the Journal of Community Psychology and American Journal of Community Psychology from 2001 to 2011 (M. Boyd, 2014). It was performed to determine the
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