AJCP as a vehicle for improving community life: An historic-analytic review of the journal's contents

Pamela P. Martin, David W. Lounsbury, William S. Davidson

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Abstract

The current article is an analysis of the research represented in American Journal of Community Psychology (AJCP) from 1993 to 1998, including a comparison to two previously published analytic reviews by Lounsbury et al. (J. W. Lounsbury, D. S. Leader, E. P. Meares, & M. P. Cook, 1980) and Speer et al. (P. Speer, A. Dey, P. Griggs, C. Gibson, B. Lubin, & J. Hughey, 1992), respectively. Observed trends are examined with references to major epistemological frameworks and methods used to define community psychology. Four guiding principles were examined to determine the representation of the epistemological frameworks of the articles published in the journal. The frameworks include social action, human diversity and cultural relativity, person-environmental fit, and methodological procedures. The results document the transition of community psychology from its early beginnings to an independent field conducting research consistent with the values articulated at the Swampscott Conference. This paper also comments on how well, after three decades of publication, the journal has served as a vehicle for improving community life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-173
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Volume34
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Analytic review
  • Community psychology
  • Epistemology
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AJCP as a vehicle for improving community life : An historic-analytic review of the journal's contents. / Martin, Pamela P.; Lounsbury, David W.; Davidson, William S.

In: American Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 3-4, 12.2004, p. 163-173.

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