Human diversity and community psychology: Still hazy after all these years

Edison J. Trickett, Roderick Watts, Dina Birman

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This paper explores the relationship between community psychology and its commitment to issues of human diversity. It is argued that the evolving conception of diversity and the emergence of contextualist/constructionist philosophies of science provide an opportunity to integrate human diversity into research and practice in community psychology. The history of community psychology's involvement with issues of human diversity is outlined, and an ecological perspective is offered as one framework for incorporating diversity issues into the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-279
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


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  • Social Psychology

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