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Psychological Sense of Community: Prospects for a Community Psychology (Social and Behavioral Science Series)

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In this provocative book, Sarason lays the groundwork for building a true community psychology. The key to overcoming many social problems, he argues, is the creation and maintenance of a sense of belonging, responsibility, and purpose in the day-to-day lives of people at the community level.
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published June 1st 1974 by Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
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Jan 10, 2009 J rated it really liked it
In Sarason’s overview he mentions that having close friends scattered throughout the country or world can make one feel even more acutely that a (local) sense of community is lacking. Written in 1974—before access to email, blogs, photo and video sharing, etc—I have to think that the disconnect today would be different.

Overall Sarason’s insight into the field of community psychology was engaging, informative, and thought provoking. Especially hard-hitting for me was the conviction he expressed a
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Seymour Bernard Sarason was Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Yale University, where he taught from 1945 to 1989. He is the author of over forty books and is considered to be one of the most significant researchers in education and educational psychology in the United States. The primary focus of his work was on education reform in the United States. In the 1950s he and George Mandler initiated ...more
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