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Web 2.0 at Southeast Region Eco Conference

By Scot Evans

I'm facilitating a roundtable today at the SCRA Southeastern Region Eco Conference at USC in Columbia, South Carolina on the topic of Web 2.0 and Social Change. I'm starting off with 3 provocative propositions to get discussion going:

  1. Communities, community betterment, social movements, and social change are the products of the human talent for accomplishing complex tasks together.
  2. Web 2.0 enables us to learn, argue, deliberate, transact, and organize on scales and at paces that were never before…
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Thanks to Meg Bond and Brad Olson for bringing this to our attention.

A 10-minute online video entitled "No Place to Hide: Torture, Psychologists, and the APA" It provides a brief, timely overview of what has unfolded over the past several years and where things stand today.


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In my ongoing effort to engage SCRA members in a dialogue about the power of social networking tools and web 2.0 thinking, I offer two provocative videos from Clay Shirky.

In multiple contexts at last week's Biennial, I had discussions with people about the power of social media and web 2.0 to faciliate engagement and social change. I recommended sociologist Clay Shirky's book, Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations to at least a dozen people, beause I think he has something really important to say to those of us who are looking for innovative and creative ways to collaborate with colleagues and community for positive…

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Twittering at the SCRA Biennial 09

By Scot Evans

Hello all you Web 2.0 literate SCRA people,

Are you with Twitter or do you think its just a self-indulgent waste of time? Regardless of your level of adoption with this new technology, many academic conferences are experimenting with Twitter as a tool for communication, collaboration, and deeper participant engagement. It also lets those who are unable to attend to follow along. So, let's give it a whirl at the Biennial what do you say?

If you are already on Twitter, simply follow …

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Join SCRA at Diigo.com

By Scot Evans

I've created a SCRA group at Diigo.com. Diigo is a social bookmarking site that allows individuals and groups to collect and share web links and categorize them by topics. Check out the short video below to learn more about it. I'm hoping this can be a tool for us to share resources we come across on a daily basis. Links and tags will be fed back to the SCRA site on our research page.  Comment below if you have thoughts about how best to use social bookmarking for research, teaching, and…

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Critical Psychology, Second edition 2009, Edited by Dennis Fox, Isaac Prilleltensky, & Stephanie Austin, London: Sage Publications. This substantially revised and expanded second edition includes many chapters on new topics.

Critical Psychology, Second edition 2009, Edited by Dennis Fox, Isaac Prilleltensky, & Stephanie Austin, London: Sage Publications. This substantially revised and expanded second edition includes many chapters on new topics. Critical Psychology: An Introduction presents an array of approaches that challenge mainstream psychology in fundamental ways. By mainstream psychology we mean the psychology that universities most often teach and that clinicians, researchers, and consultants…

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Do not use the current economic crisis as an excuse to attack intellectual and academic freedom, or to de-emphasize the role of accurate, rigorous and scientific studies in shaping sexuality policy, health promotion and intervention.

Lawmakers in Georgia and Florida are beginning to use 'budget cuts' as an excuse for targeting programs and courses on sexuality, queer and women's studies. Georgia State University is being forced to testify TODAY in front of the state senate about 'questionable' faculty research and course offerings on sexuality. At Florida Atlantic University, the administration is trying to suspend the Women's Studies program.

Please help by signing the petition below, and forwarding this to anyone…

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America needs a bold new housing policy

By Scot Evans

America needs a bold new housing policy as growing numbers of Americans sleep in shelters, surf friends' couches and camp in their cars.

Throughout the country, homelessness is rising, with ever more families in ever more towns and cities sleeping in shelters, surfing friends' couches and camping in their cars. In the video, Patrick Markee and Lizzie Ratner report from a New York intake clinic for homeless families in the Bronx. In San Bernardino, California, for instance, the City Unified School District counted roughly one-third more homeless students in the 2007-08 school year than in the previous one, part of a…

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Last Friday, I had the opportunity to travel back to Waterloo, Ontario to help celebrate the grand opening of the Wilfrid Laurier   Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA). The CCRLA strives to forge a strong university-community partnership with the Waterloo Region and allows for student involvement as part of the community psychology program. The opening event featured keynote speaker and community-based research pioneer, Dr. Budd Hall. Hall, the director of the …

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The National Film Board announces its new online screening room, complete with over 700 films, clips and trailers available for free home viewing. Please join them for the live online press conference on Wednesday, January 21 at 1:00 pm for the official launch.

The National Film Board announces its new online screening room, complete with over 700 films, clips and trailers available for free home viewing. Many of the films can be useful for teaching CP. Please join them for the  live online press conference on Wednesday, January 21 at 1:00 pm for the official launch.

To celebrate, they're featuring Murray Siple's documentary  Carts of Darkness (see below)which takes viewers for a bumpy ride through the affluent neighbourhood of North Vancouver…

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