Community Mental Health and Behavioral-Ecology: A Handbook by Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick (auth.), Abraham M.

By Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick (auth.), Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick (eds.)

This quantity is addressed to pros and scholars in neighborhood psychological health-including researchers, clinicians, directors, educa­ tors, and scholars in proper specialities in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social paintings, public future health, and nursing. The reason of this publication is to function a pragmatic source for execs and in addition as a di­ dactic textual content for college kids. In addition,·the quantity seeks to make a theoret­ ical contribution to the sector by means of offering, for the 1st time in publication shape, a behavioral-ecological viewpoint in neighborhood psychological overall healthiness. We current behavioral-ecology as an rising point of view that's interested in the interdependence of individuals, habit, and their sociophysical environments. Behavioral-ecology attributes psychological illnesses to transactions among individuals and their settings, instead of to explanations rooted solely inside participants or environments. during this vol­ ume we improve the idea of behavioral-ecology as an integration of 2 wide perspectives--behauioral ways as derived from the indi­ vidual psychology of studying, and ecological ways as encompassing the examine of groups, environments, and social structures. in the course of the courses introduced jointly during this ebook we're arguing for a merging of those components for reasons of advancing thought, study, and prac­ tice in neighborhood psychological health.

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It follows from the transactional emphasis of behavioral-ecology that there are neither good nor bad persons nor good nor bad environments. , Holahan, Wilcox, Spearly, & Campbell, 1979; Insel, 1980; Rappaport, 1977), a major premise of ecology, is more appropriate. , mismatch) between individuals and environments. Environments are characterized by the demands they make on individuals and the resources they provide. Likewise, individuals bring their own demands and resources to specific environments.

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