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Unformatted text preview: Ankit Patel 10-12-11 Professor Pagliarulo Community Psychology A value is a conception, explicit or implicit distinctive of an individual or characteristic of a group, of the desirable which influences the selection from available modes, means and ends of the action. (p.395) -Clyde Kluckhorn Community psychology has come a long way in development. There are many parts of community psychology that break the grounds of social construct and how society works as a whole. The one concept that community psychology, as well as other forms of psychology focus on, are the characteristics and influences of values. Values have such an impact when it comes to communities that even sometimes local feuds and rivalries are established just over a simple misunderstanding. The quote above explains what a value is in complicated terms, but can be broken down. In a nutshell, it's the characteristic(s) that dominates a certain group, can be easy or difficult to see, and operate at different levels from what is best for that group or community. I consider values as moral rules, and how different values become different priorities at different times and situations in my life. It has to pertain to what I want as an outcome. Values also must reflect towards goals and motivate a group. If there were not any goals, values would cease to ever exist. Values serve a purpose for strides. there were not any goals, values would cease to ever exist....
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