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[Xmca-l] Re: Community Psychology



Mike,
Just wondering if you had any observations to share about the Yale
Psycho-Educational Clinic?
(or maybe you had left Yale by then?).
Seemed like an interesting attempt to create a setting that would be neat
to hear more about from the outside.
-greg

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 1:19 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> Trying to follow through on each of the concepts, Cliff.
>
> In this connection, I notice that you use the term "activity setting" which
> you attribute to Vygotsky. The book I took the McDermott materials from is
> called "Understanding Practice: Perspectives on activity and context. In
> that book, in the discussions among authors, Engestrom is led to declare
> that "the activity is the context."
>
> So my mind is spinning around what an activity setting might refer to over
> and above "activity." And then there is the question of how your use of the
> term context and the word setting relate to each other. And all of this is
> presumably closely linked to the discussion on text/context.
>
> Interesting to revisit old topics from new perspectives.
>
> mike
>
> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 11:55 AM, Cliff O'Donnell <cliffo@hawaii.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > Thanks, Mike. Attached is the manuscript for my 2012 article with Roland.
> > In it we discuss how we are using the concepts of context, culture, and
> > intersubjectivity.
> > Note that context is expressed in one of the goals of community
> psychology
> > by its professional organization,
> > the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA):
> > ‘'to promote theory development and research that increases
> > our understanding of human behavior in context’'
> > (SCRA 2010 )."
> >
> > After discussing the many meanings of culture, we used the definition as
> > the "shared meanings of people, developed through their history
> > and activities." Also in our discussion of intersubjectivity, we noted
> > "intersubjectivity does not imply uniformity. Diversity may be a shared
> > value,
> > agreement about process may allow frequent conflict, and there will
> always
> > be differences among people in their skills, thoughts, experience, and
> > emotions. In
> > addition, activity settings are dynamic; their characteristics are in
> flux
> > and, therefore, the intersubjectivity of their participants change over
> > time (O’Donnell et al.
> > 1993, p. 507)."
> >
> > Cliff
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mar 20, 2016, at 8:26 AM, mike cole wrote:
> >
> > Alfredo's comments sent me looking for background material on the CC side
> >> of Roland and Cliff's article.
> >>
> >> There is an article by Seymour as part of a special issue of MCA a while
> >> ago. It seems not to have attraced the notice it deserves.Attached.
> >> Also attached is a recent summary of Community Psychology and
> Intervention
> >> research which seemed like promising background and perhaps a source of
> >> additional ideas, since intervention is what so many us do
> professionally.
> >>
> >> Myself, I have been thinking about why Roland and Cliff identified
> >> secondary intersubjectivity as a key common principle.
> >>
> >> mike
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> >> object
> >> that creates history. Ernst Boesch
> >> <Revisiting the Creating of Settings.pdf><communitypsych.pdf>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
>
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
> that creates history. Ernst Boesch
>



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