Original Articles

Development of Community Psychology

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 16, issue 2, 2006 , pages: 191–195
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2006.10820122
Author(s): Florence ChamvuUniversity of Zambia,, Jacqueline P. Jere-FolotiyaUniversity of Zambia,, Kalima KalimaUniversity of Zambia,


The growth and development of community psychology in Zambia has been necessitated by many social problems encountered by Zambians be they health, economic or psychological. The work of governmental and nongovernmental organizations at community level has contributed to the development of this sub-field of psychology. Community psychology in Zambia has many challenges to overcome, including the lack of trained manpower and availability of funds. Community psychology has great potential to contribute to the wellbeing of different communities in Zambia.

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