The Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Chad V. Johnson, Harris L. Friedman
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  • ISBN-10: 144080379X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440803796
  • DDC: 616.89
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 960 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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In this unique handbook, experts team up to explain the many innovative ways psychology is being applied to promote social justice. The wide-ranging, three-volume work addresses such significant issues as social justice ideology and critical psychology, war and trauma, poverty and classism, environmental justice, and well-being and suffering. It showcases approaches for integrating social justice into psychology, and it examines psychology's application of social justice within special populations, such as sexual minorities, youth, women, disabled persons, prisoners, older adults, people of color, and many others. Chapter authors represent a diversity of perspectives, making the handbook an ideal resource for those who want information on a specific concern as well as for those looking for an introduction to the subject as a whole. Combining the practical with the theoretical, the work provides culturally sensitive tools that can effectively combat injustices locally and globally.



  • Chad V. Johnson
  • Harris L. Friedman

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Introduction: Social Justice and Psychology Series.
Set Introduction.
Introduction to Volume 1.
1: Fundamental Issues.
2: The History of Psychology and Social Justice.
3: A Psychological Framework for Social Justice Praxis.
4: A Critical Look at Social Justice Ideology in Counseling and Psychotherapy.
5: Philosophical Reflexivity in Social Justice Work.
6: Ideology and the Role of Dialogue in Political Mobilization.
7: False Consciousness and the Maintenance of Injustice.
8: Liberation Psychology, Feminism, and Social Justice Psychology.
9: Special Populations.
10: Healing One Story at a Time: American Indian/Alaska Native Social Justice.
11: Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities.
12: Disability Activism and Psychology.
13: Vulnerability and Privilege among the Elderly: Social Justice Issues in Gerontology and Psychology.
14: Social Justice and Poverty: Perspectives for Psychologists.
15: Criminal Justice and Its Many Injustices: Focus on Prison Psychology within the United States.
Volume 1 Index.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Title Page.
Introduction to Volume 2.
1: Well-Being and Suffering.
2: Well-Being, Justice, and Social Change.
3: The Social Injustice of Stress: Identity Intersectionality and Well-Being among Urban Black/African and Latina Adolescent Girls.
4: Psychology, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice.
5: Social Justice, Human Dignity, and Mental Illness: A Psychological Perspective Informed by Personalist Ethics.
6: The Psychology of Justice in the Workplace: Meaning, Perception, and Promotion.
7: Empowering Communities for Health Promotion.
8: Surviving the Peace: Redefining Community-Based Veteran Services through the DryHootch Partnership.
9: Disasters, Psychology, and Social Justice.
10: Compassion, Suffering, and Human Flourishing: Toward a Moral and Jurisprudential Psychology of Social Justice1.
11: Neuroscience and Psychology: Central Issues for Social Justice Leaders.
12: Transforming Self and World: Achieving Justice through Socially Engaged Spiritual Psychology.
13: Shifting the Tide: Psychology's Role in Addressing Human Rights Violations.
14: Professional Issues.
15: Pedagogical Tools for Social Justice and Psychology.
16: A Model for Integrating Social Justice Roles in Psychology Doctoral Training: The Case of Counseling Psychology.
17: Social Justice Research Methods: The Problems of Abstracted Empiricism and the Politics of Evidence.
Volume 2 Index.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Title Page.
Introduction to Volume 3.
1: Youth and Schools.
2: Human Rights and Social Justice for Children.
3: Social Justice in Schools: Building Child Resilience.
4: Promoting Social Justice in Families.
5: Promoting Social Justice for Youth in Urban Communities: Contributions from Developmental and Community Psychology.
6: Empowering Child Voices through Research.
7: Special Commentary: The Injustice of Educational Deprivation.
8: Disciplines in Psychology.
9: Social Justice in Counseling and Clinical Psychology.
10: Community Psychology and Social Justice.
11: Social Justice in Industrial-Organizational and Consulting Psychology.
12: School Psychology and Social Justice.
13: Conclusion.
Some Ethics Resources for Social Justice Issues in Psychology.
Reconciling Social Justice Dilemmas through Being a “Psychopreneur” and Advocate: Personal Reflections on Professional Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict.
Recommended Readings in Social Justice and Psychology.
Resources for Social Justice and Psychology.
Resources for Human Rights.
Volume 3 Index.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Introduction: Social Justice and Psychology Series.