The Psychology of Citizenship and Civic Engagement
S. Mark Pancer, Ph.D.
Reviews and Awards
"With this book Mark Pancer has assuredly added the civic and political dimensions to the emerging field of positive psychology. He masterfully weaves together research findings from diverse disciplines to show how a sense of civic engagement and a sound political identity develop. He then shows how these accomplishments lead to healthy individuality and more cohesive and well-functioning communities. A real intellectual treat!" --James Youniss, PhD, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Psychology, The Catholic University of America
"In this thorough and thoughtful book Mark Pancer explains not only THAT but also WHY civic engagement is beneficial for individuals, organizations, communities, and whole societies. A real contribution to the field."--Connie Flanagan, PhD, Professor of Civil Society and Community Studies, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Psychology of Citizenship and Civic Engagement is an engaging, masterful account of the sources of civic life. Pancer provides the most thoughtful integration available anywhere of contemporary research on citizenship and civic engagement." --Daniel Hart, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute for Effective Education, Rutgers University