Response to autobiographical essays by community psychologists

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Autobiographical essays by five community psychologists suggest that members of this profession often grew up with a strong sense of community and an interest in human interactions, rather than more abstract intellectual ideas. Their life stories reflect the idealism of the 1960s and 1970s that motivated the development of the field. Although these authors have sometimes struggled in the more conservative atmosphere of the past three decades, they retain a characteristic American sense of optimism about the meaning of their lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 23 2008


  • Autobiography
  • Community psychology
  • Family of origin and career choice
  • Private lives and careers
  • Social movements and careers in community psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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