Community Psychology Perspectives on Social Capital Theory and Community Development Practice

  title={Community Psychology Perspectives on Social Capital Theory and Community Development Practice},
  author={Douglas D. Perkins and Joseph B. Hughey and Paul W Speer},
  journal={Journal of the Community Development Society},
  pages={33 - 52}
Concepts and research from community psychology can inform community development practice by reframing social capital theory. Social capital (SC) is generally defined and measured at the interpersonal, community, institutional, or societal levels in terms of networks (bridging) and norms of reciprocity and trust (bonding) within those networks. SC should be analyzed in a multi-level ecological framework in terms of both individual psychological and behavioral conceptions (sense of community… 

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