Title

Psychological sense of community: Theory, research and application

Document Type

Book Chapter

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Psychology

RAS ID

1239

Comments

Bess K.D., Fisher A.T., Sonn C.C., Bishop B.J. (2002). Psychological Sense of Community: Theory, Research, and Application. In: Fisher A.T., Sonn C.C., Bishop B.J. (eds) Psychological Sense of Community. The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology. Springer, Boston, MA

Abstract

The idea that we belong to communities and that these communities provide benefits and responsibilities is one that has gained a growing appreciation in the last decade. As a reaction to the urbanization faced by many people, globalization, cross-national forms of media and their impact on cultures, physical and social isolation from family and friends, and a growing fear of change and the unknown, images of community, belonging and support have become paramount. However, what is actually meant by community, how a community functions, and what are the benefits and costs of community membership has not necessarily been well explored.

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-0719-2_1

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1007/978-1-4615-0719-2_1