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Towards Constructive Change in Aboriginal Communities: A Social Psychology Perspective

Towards Constructive Change in Aboriginal Communities: A Social Psychology Perspective (Hardback)

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The widespread failure of so many interventions in First Nations and Inuit communities across Canada requires an explanation. Applying the theoretical and methodological rigour of experimental social psychology to genuine community-based constructive change, Donald Taylor and Roxane de la Sablonniere outline new ways of addressing the challenges that Aboriginal leaders are vocalizing publicly. To date, the decolonization process in Canada has led to programs that focus on the struggling individual. However, colonization was and still is a collective process and thus requires collective solutions. Rooted in years of research, teaching, and experience in First Nations and Inuit communities, the authors offer necessary solutions. They contend that survey research can be uniquely applied as a means to initiate constructive community change, demonstrating how their intervention process uses such research to foster positive social norms by feeding the results back to the community. Ultimately, Towards Constructive Change in Aboriginal Communities outlines how field research can be used to give a voice to First Nations and Inuit community members and serve as a platform for constructive social change.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologySocial, group or collective psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoples Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press Publication Date: 17/11/2014 ISBN-13: 9780773544307  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Donald M. Taylor is professor in the Department of Psychology at McGill University. Roxane de la Sablonniere is associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the Universite de Montreal.

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