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The study analyzed the extent to which Community Psychology was mentioned in an introduction to Psychology textbooks published between 2010 and 2016. In addition, the study investigated whether a textbook included an adequate discussion of the field. The results of this study provide up-to-date information about the coverage of Community Psychology that is available to students through introductory Psychology textbooks. Without adequate information of the field of Community Psychology in introductory Psychology textbooks, it could reduce the awareness and interest in this field of study among undergraduates. Such underrepresentation could affect undergraduate students’ opportunities to learn of the potential within this field to better understand and ultimately help solve many social and community problems. Undergraduates exposed to Community Psychology could use its principles in their future careers, and some might even decide to obtain further training in this discipline.
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