Vision & Values

Our Vision for the Community Psychology TIG

  • To strengthen relationships of evaluators who share community psychology values, expanding opportunities to receive support, network building, and future collaborations.
  • To collaborate with other TIGs to promote the cross–fertilization of ideas that expands the bodies of research on evaluation and community psychology.
  • To collaborate with SCRA to continue building the relationship and connection between community psychology and evaluation.

Community Psychology Evaluator Values

  • Evaluation work that is collaborative, participatory, and inclusive where researchers share power with stakeholders and co-create knowledge for collective use. 
  • Social justice, liberation, and evaluation work that contributes to advocacy for policies, practices and conditions that support the well-being of all people, particularly marginalized populations and those experiencing oppressions on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, socioeconomic status, and age.
  • Prevention and the promotion of health in communities, groups, and individuals through second-order change that address ecological levels beyond the individual
  • Using evaluation methods, processes, and results to influence community psychology theories and practice.