1 Critical Thinking:
a. Understand the difference between critical and rigorous thinking; be
able to identify the components of critical thinking
b. Describe objectivity and subjectivity as it relates to an
Key Tension 1: Individuals vs. Systems
Levels of Analysis
a. Identify the prevailing level of analysis within psychology.
b. Describe the level(s) of analysis utilized by community psychology.
c. Identify the various characteristics
Key Tension 2: Strengths vs. Deficits
1. Deficit perspective
a. Describe the characteristics of the deficit perspective
b. Identify an important consequence of the deficit perspective
2. Victim blaming
a. Identify the consequences of v
Social Issues in Community Psychology
1. Risk and protective factors for social issues
a. Define risk and protective factors.
b. Differentiate between distal and proximal risk/protective factors.
c. Differentiate between contextual and
Key Tension 3: What is the Place of Values?
a. Explain what values are and identify the characteristics that
b. Explain why values are important.
2. Values in psychological science
a. Describe the ways in which v
What is Community Psychology?
1. The historical context of community psychology
a. Identify and describe the various historical and social
factors/movements that contributed to the genesis of community
b. Identify the them
Navigating Tensions: Power and Empowerment
a. Understand the multiple forms that power and resources can take.
b. Understand the concept of power and Foucaults theories of power
c. Explain the goals of empowerment.
Navigating Tensions: Prevention vs. Promotion
a. Explain what is meant by prevention.
b. Distinguish between primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
c. Distinguish between indicated, selective, and unive