An Emerging Action Science of Social Settings

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Abstract

Seymour B. Sarason's innovative ideas have influenced much of my work. These same ideas-in particular, his concepts of social settings, behavioral and programmatic regularities, and the universe of alternatives-also serve as the foundation for an action science of social settings. Questions regarding theory, measurement, intervention, and research design and data analysis are central to the development of this action science, and there have been recent innovations in each of these areas. However, future challenges remain for the field. We must continue to move forward to advance an action science of social settings and make a real difference in people's lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Volume50
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Action science
  • Intervention
  • Measurement
  • Social regularities
  • Social settings

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Applied Psychology
  • Health(social science)

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An Emerging Action Science of Social Settings. / Seidman, Edward.

In: American Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 50, No. 1-2, 2012, p. 1-16.

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