Value-based praxis in community psychology: Moving toward social justice and social action

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to articulate a rationale for value-based praxis in community psychology. Although values need to promote personal, collective, and relational wellness at the same time, it is argued that community psychologists pay more attention to personal and relational wellness than to collective wellness. In order to address this imbalance it is important to promote the value of social justice. While praxis requires that we engage in a cycle of reflection, research, and social action, community psychologists devote more resources to the first two phases of praxis than to the last one. This paper offers a framework for deciding what values and what praxis considerations we should attend to and how we may advance social justice and social action in community psychology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-778
Number of pages32
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Oppression
  • Praxis
  • Social action
  • Social justice
  • Values
  • Wellness

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychology(all)
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Value-based praxis in community psychology : Moving toward social justice and social action. / Prilleltensky, Isaac.

In: American Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 29, No. 5, 01.10.2001, p. 747-778.

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