Reich's current research foci include socio-emotional development, parent-child interactions, peer networks, and social affordances of technology. In addition to her associate professor position, Reich is director of the Development in Social Context (DISC) lab and director of UCI's Ph.D. in Education program. She also holds appointments in Psychological Science and Informatics at UCI. Reich is the recipient of the Society for Community Research and Action’s Early Researcher Award and the Distinguished Early Career Applied Contributions to Media Psychology and Technology Award. She is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Community Research and Action.
This ground-breaking textbook is the third edition of a trusted and highly respected introduction to community psychology: its core values, its research methods and interventions, and its application to some of the most pressing issues, crises and injustices affecting today's society. The editors have focused on three contemporary social issues in order to illustrate key concepts throughout the book: climate change, affordable housing and homelessness, and immigration. Featuring a wide range of critical perspectives from international scholars and practitioners, many international examples, exercises and additional online resources, this textbook encourages students to consider theories and methodologies in light of how they might be applied to different cultures and settings. This textbook develops students' ability to think critically about the role of psychology in society, and about how the work of community psychologists can aid in the liberation of oppressed groups, promoting social justice and flourishing both for people and for our planet. It is essential reading for students taking both undergraduate and graduate courses in community psychology and related fields.