Psychology and rural America. Current status and future directions.

  title={Psychology and rural America. Current status and future directions.},
  author={Judy D Murray and Paula A Keller},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={46 3},
Rural people constitute about one fourth of the U.S. population, and their special mental health needs have been largely neglected. For a variety of reasons psychologists have focused little attention on this group. Recent economic developments affecting agriculture, farm families, and rural communities have increased awareness of problems facing rural areas. Psychologists can respond to the unique challenges created by rural mental health needs through research on stress, psychopathology, and… CONTINUE READING

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