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Reflect on the Role of a Community Psychologist

Reflect on current or future role as an agent of social change. Describe how personal values, experiences and cultural background are reflected in your perception of your role as social change agent. Describe how domestic and international political and social issues are likely to influence your role as a community psychologist. How will one insure that you engage in reflective practice as a community psychologist?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. In this particular task, you are being asked to reflect and discuss your role (current or future) in terms of social change. This is all about providing a view, pushing a likely outcome, dependent upon your personal preferences, experience and your interests. I suggest this outline:

1. Community Psychology/purpose - 100 words
2. Personal Values + socialization+culture - how it shaped view as agent of social change - 150 words
3. Domestic & International Issues influence on role - 100 words
4. Reflective practice (Praxis) - 100 words

This outline should yield around 450 words which should cover what you need. Dependent upon the requirement you have, you can adjust your word count or include sections as you need (i.e. a conclusion, a reference section). You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies!

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Community Psychology and Social Change

Community psychology as a discipline applies theories and principles of psychology to promote social change and improve the quality of life of individuals and families living together in communities. Essentially, it investigates how individuals relate to each other and to the wider society (Cherry, 2012). Study of the self-discipline are taught how to use the knowledge and skills they learn for the betterment of others. Primarily, an ecological approach to study and apply the principles of psychology is utilized so that the social situation, the historical, social, cultural and environmental elements of the community in context is taken into account in putting together policies, intervention strategies and programs meant to improve communities and to provide solutions to social problems. How issues impact the health, well-being and lives of individuals and how individuals can become better members of ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of the role of community psychology practitioners in instituting social change. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.