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Community psychology deals with the relationships of the individual to communities and the wider society. Community psychologists seek to understand the quality of life of individuals, communities, and society. Their aim is to enhance quality of life through collaborative research and action.

Community psychology makes use of various perspectives within and outside of psychology to address issues of communities, the relationships within them, and people's attitudes about them. Through collaborative research and action, community psychologists (practitioners and researchers) seek to understand and to enhance quality of life for individuals, communities, and society. Rappaport (1977) discusses the perspective of community psychology as an ecological perspective with the person–environment fit being the focus of study and action instead of attempting to change the person or the environment when an individual is seen as having a problem.

Closely related disciplines include ecological psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, social psychology, political science, public health, sociology, social work, and community development.

Community psychology grew out of the community mental health movement, but evolved dramatically as early practitioners incorporated their understandings of political structures and other community contexts into perspectives on client services.

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Dr. Marie Dellas and Poppy Dellas Scholarship $12,569 July 04, 2017
Constance M. Ferwerda Endowment for the Humanities Award $2,500 February 01, 2018
Thomas Decker Memorial Endowed Scholarship $1,000 February 01, 2018
McConnell-Robinson Scholarship $500 February 01, 2018
Jose and B.J. Cuesta Memorial Psychology Scholarship Up to $500 March 01, 2018
Matthew E. Russ and Ann Fitzmaurice-Russ Scholarship Varies March 01, 2018
Graduate Psychology Award Varies March 01, 2018
Katherine Vickery Scholarship Varies March 01, 2018
Charles W. Dobson Memorial Research Scholarship Varies December 01, 2017
Albert and Adele Krotzer Fund Scholarship Varies December 01, 2017