University of Illinois - Chicago

Department of Psychology

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Community and Prevention Research 

Degrees Offered: Doctorate


At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 4

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 2

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 3

Available Student Assistantships: Teaching and research assistantships.

The Program

Program Alumni Information

The program focuses on training researchers. Graduates from the program are typically employed in government, education, healthcare and/or the nonprofit sector. 

Living Community Psychology- Bernadette Sanchez

"Making Empirically Based Knowledge Cool Again" RadioActive episode - Traci Weinstein

"Dismantling the Caricature of 'Other'" RadioActive episode - Ashmeet Oberoi

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

Faculty's interests span a variety of areas including:

  • critical consciousness
  • sociopolitical development
  • resistance and healing among youth of color
  • the role of community context in youth development
  • strategies for improving system responses to sexual assault
  • the social-emotional well-being and development of young children and their caregivers
  • youth participatory action research