1 see Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan Community Psychology: Why this gap in Britain? - also see .....
2 see Montero, M. (ed.) 1994 Psicología social comunitaria: Teoría, método y experiencia Guadalajara, Universidad de Guadalajara; Sánchez, E., Weisenfeld, E., and Cronick, K. 1991 Community Social Psychology in Venezuela Applied Psychology: An International Review 40, (2) 219-236
3 see Carolyn Kagan and Mark Burton Community Psychology Praxis for the 21st Century
4 Dalton et al., (2001, p. 5) define it like this: 'Community Psychology concerns the relationships of the individual to communities and society. Through collaborative research and action, community psychologists seek to understand and enhance quality of life for individuals, communities, and society.' Dalton, J.H., Elias, M. J. and Wandersman, A. (2001).Community Psychology: Linking Individuals and Communities. Belmont, California, USA: Wadsworth.
Another attempt at definition (Burton, unpublished communication, 2004) is:
Community psychology is one alternative to the dominant
individualistic psychology typically taught and practiced in the high
income countries. It is 'community' psychology because it emphasises a
level of analysis and intervention other than the individual and their
immediate interpersonal context. It is community 'psychology' because it
is nevertheless concerned with how people feel, think, experience and act
as they work together, resisting oppression and struggling to create a
better world. Community psychology tries to offer its (pretty
rudimentary) insights and tools, with humility, to movements of people who
are (or are at risk of) being excluded or marginalised, hurt or
threatened, impoverished or oppressed, and to those trying to help people
in these situations.