Research in community psychology is differentiated by its goals, its methods, and the topics addressed. It is action oriented, with the overarching goal of leading to real change in our institutions, communities, and societies.

Research Highlight

The (In)compatibility of Diversity and Sense of Community, by Zachary Neal and Jennifer Neal Watling, explores the hypothesis that diverse neighborhoods may lack the characteristics necessary for a strong sense of community, while neighborhoods with the dense social networks that support sense of community may routinely lack diversity. 

The research was published in the March, 2014 issue of the American Journal of Community Psychology and highlighted in The Atlantic: Cities publication.

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Community Psychology Research Topics

This page presents an overview of topics related to research in Community Psychology, including resources on topics such as community collaboration, participatory action research, and Community Psychology values.