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Psicologia & Sociedade

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INZUNZA, Jaime Alfaro  and  CONSTANZO, Alba Zambrano. Community psychology and social policies in Chile. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2009, vol.21, n.2, pp. 275-282. ISSN 1807-0310.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822009000200015.

In this article we analyze the evolution of community psychology in Chile, and the influences of social policies in its development. We hold that its consolidation as a profession is closely associated to the implementation of social policies since the nineties, and its present conformation is determined and tightened by the orientation of these policies. From the evolution of social policies and Community Psychology in Chile we have come up with a series of challenges and projections that will be examined in this article.

Keywords : Community Psychology; Social Community Psychology; Social Policies; Social Practices.

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