Implications of Developments in the Behavioral Sciences for Practice in Jewish Group Service Agencies

By Irving Canter

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1964

Research findings in the field of behavioral science do not give direction by themselves to Jewish communal service agencies; they may just as often raise new questions and new problems. Nevertheless, some research can contribute to the improvement of Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), especially recent research conducted on group dynamics and self-esteem. This research, combined with findings that demonstrate Jews' discomfort as a minority among non-Jews, implies that there is value in the work of the JCC, even in interactions without significant "visible programming." Thus, in limited ways, behavioral science research makes valid comments on the practice of social work, especially within the JCC.

Topic: Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Work, Jewish Communal Service, Research, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 41/No. 2

Page Number(s): 155-167

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Canter, Irving. Implications of Developments in the Behavioral Sciences for Practice in Jewish Group Service Agencies. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1964: 155-167. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4980


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