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OfflineBlair Coleman

Biennial Wrap-up

By Blair Coleman

Reflecting on the recently passed SCRA Biennial, it is very exciting to see all of the wonderful progress we have made in policy! We have received word from SCRA President, Mo Elias, that in the upcoming three years the Executive Committee is making Public Policy and policy impact a top priority within SCRA. This is very exciting news and positions the Public Policy Committee in a central role within SCRA. This makes our efforts at gathering policy brief templates and development of a…

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OfflineBlair Coleman

Interconnectedness and the Individual

By Blair Coleman

Our chair, Nicole Porter, has written a new book on policy for community psychology. She wrote "Interconnectedness and the Individual" with Nancy Bothne, & Leonard Jason and in it they address manifestations and consequences of not taking a community perspective to public policy. Taking an historical perspective, an attempt is made to offer a dynamic systems perspective, and to describe an alternative utilizing examples from: Social Darwinism, genetics, fetal development, brain plasticity,…

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