The Resource Organizational change through individual empowerment : applying social psychology in prisons and policing, Hans Toch, (electronic resource)

Organizational change through individual empowerment : applying social psychology in prisons and policing, Hans Toch, (electronic resource)

Label
Organizational change through individual empowerment : applying social psychology in prisons and policing
Title
Organizational change through individual empowerment
Title remainder
applying social psychology in prisons and policing
Statement of responsibility
Hans Toch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How does meaningful change occur? What is the role of the psychologist in promoting change? These questions drive this incisive retrospective by social psychologist Hans Toch, who has spearheaded participatory change over the years among violence-prone police, disenfranchised corrections officers, and inmates dehumanized by the misapplication of psychology in Supermax segregation units. Approaching each circumstance as a unique challenge, Toch has centered his work on simple tenets: treat humans as human, ameliorate environmental harm, and promote democracy by teaching individuals how to stand up and participate in their lives. By highlighting the necessity of active participation among stakeholders, Toch has shown process in social psychology to be more important than product. He demonstrates that psychology is best practiced not in the ivory tower but in the real world, among real people, seeking real answers to seemingly intractable problems. Toch displays a tender appreciation for the subjective experiences of people caught in difficult situations. Filled with amusing anecdotes and the wisdom of experience, this book displays the best that a life in applied psychology has to offer: a commitment not to behavioral theories or institutions, but to people"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
  • 365.7
  • 365/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.T634 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Organizational change through individual empowerment : applying social psychology in prisons and policing, Hans Toch, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Contents
Preface: doing psychology -- Embracing a vocation -- Initiating a line of inquiry -- Heading west -- Supporting new careers -- Partnering with police officers -- Addressing group dynamics -- Responding to inmates in crisis -- Democratizing a prison -- Nurturing responsible behavior -- Building a sense of advancement into long terms of confinement -- Addressing confrontation and promoting de-escalation -- Perverting behaviorism in Wisconsin -- Conclusion: applied social psychology: quo vadis?
Control code
apa09246325
Dimensions
cm)
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 186 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433817298
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33479264
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa09246325

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