Beyond the Individual: Environmental Approaches and Prevention

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Haworth Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Medical - 211 pages
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Here is a stimulating volume on the psychological damage caused by our exposures to ills in the environment. Topics include case studies from environmental catastrophes (Love Canal, Three Mile Island) and research on how groups respond to and cope with environmental stresses. This timely book is aimed at environmental policymakers, public health personnel, agency staff, and mental health personnel--all professionals concerned with the impact of the environment on our physical and psychological health.

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Abraham Wandersman (Ph.D Cornell University) is Professor of Psychology, University of South Carolina, where he teaches environmental and ecological psychology, community psychology, and program evaluation.His research interests include citizen participation in community development and mental health, program evaluation and accountability, and prevention and health promotion. He is the co-author of a number ofhealth promotion reports for theRAND Corporation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is the author (with J. Dalton and M. Elias) of Community Psychology: Linking Individuals and Communities (Second Edition, Wadsworth, 2007), and editor (with David Fetterman and Shakeh Kaftarian) of Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment and Accountability (SAGE, 1996).

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