Training for a new profession: Research as social action

Presents an approach to training and professional practice in community psychology that dispenses with the dichotomy between research and practice. Problem definition is stimulated by community needs, research is seen as a tool for social action, value issues are made explicit, and research products are oriented toward use by community groups and agencies. Implications for changes in training strategies and sites required by the model are considered. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)