Selected Presentations by Douglas D. Perkins:

Perkins, D.D. (10/5/18). Invited Plenary Address: Public policy training, research and practice for community psychologists in the U.S. International Conference on Community Psychology, Santiago, Chile.

2018 Visiting Professor, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago and La Serena, Chile

Perkins, D.D. (May 10, 2017). Community research & action: A transdisciplinary framework. Presented to the Faculty of Education Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Google+ “hangout” on “Community psychology and BioCultural societies: points of intersection” (August 17, 2013) on behalf of Google+ community BioCultural Landscapes & Seascapes that has been posted to youtube. Related links: ‪

Perkins, D.D. (July 17, 2013). Youth violence prevention, coalitions, & political action: A city-wide organizational network analysis. Presented to Department of Psychology, University of Padua, Italy

Perkins, D.D. (July 9, 2013). Introduction to Community Psychology: Research and Action in Communities. Sponsored by Association Roditeli (Parents), National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Perkins, D.D. (July 5, 2013). Lo Sviluppo Del Capitale Sociale: Tra Ricerca E Azione (The Development of Social Capital: From Research to Action). 9th National Convention on Prevention in Schools and Community, Padua, Italy.

Roundtable on secondary education in the United States and China. (June 7, 2013). East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Perkins, D.D. (June 5, 2013). The Educational Dimension of International Development: From Primary Education to Adult Literacy and their Role in Development. College of Education, Yangzhou Normal University, Yangzhou, China.

Perkins, D.D. (June 3, 2013). Education-based prevention programs in the USA: What works and what does not. College of Education, Nanjing Normal University, China.

Perkins, D.D. (May 31, 2013). The Educational Dimension of International Development: From Primary Education to Adult Literacy and their Role in Development. College of Education, Nanjing Normal University, China.

Perkins, D.D. (May 29, 2013). Introduction to Community Psychology and Its International Growth. Psychology College, Nanjing Normal University, China.

Perkins, D.D. (March 7 & 8, 2012). The Fieldschool for Intercultural Education & collaborative action-research training on township youth & community development, health, & education: China 2007, S. Africa 2012. Presented to the Psychology Department, University of Cape Town, and the Psychology and Educational Psychology Departments, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. [slides available on request: Email]

Forms of Sustainability and Levels of Civic Education and Change: Beyond Service-Learning Keynote Address to the THESA Conference on Sustainability and Service-Learning, Wyatt Center, Peabody College, November 12, 2010. [Powerpoint presentation available on request] [Sustainability & Civic Ed.-TEXT]

Perkins, D.D., Tesdahl, E., & Frazer, R. (2010). Youth violence prevention, coalitions, & political action: A city-wide organizational network analysis. Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research & Action, Chicago, IL, June, 2011 (adapted from presentation to Center for Community Studies Conference, Nashville, TN, November, 2010).

Immigration and Perceived Disorder: Fear of Crime or Xenophobia? [English TEXT] Closing Plenary, 7th National Convention on Prevention in Schools and Community: Living Together, Fear and informal networks, University of Padua, Department of Developmental & Social Psychology, Padua, Italy, June 27, 2009 Italian version: Perkins, D.D., & Procentese, F. (2010). Disordine percepito, paura, o xenofobia? Un modello globale di ricerca – azione con le comunità di immigrati / Perceived disorder, fear or xenophobia? A comprehensive model for action research on immigrant communities. Rivista di Psicologia di Comunità (special issue on ecological models & migration), 6, 25-39. [Immigration_&_disorder-Fear_or_xenophobia-Powerpoint presentation incl. tables & figures]

Perkins, D.D. & Palmer, N. (2009). Community Participation by Migrants & Long-time Residents in the US & China: Implications for Immigrant Integration in Europe? International “City Futures” Conference, European Urban Research Network & Urban Affairs Association, Madrid, Spain, 6/4/09.

Perkins, D.D. (January 19, 2009).“A Dream No Longer Deferred: The Promise of Empowerment in the Age of Obama.” Keynote Speaker, Martin Luther King Collaborative Celebration Event, Columbia State Community College, Columbia, TN (Honorarium donated to Highlander Research & Education Center ‘We Shall Overcome’ Fund)DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35829.81127


Perkins, D.D. (2006). The death of community psychology (& the development of community research & action) in the United States: Issues of theoretical, methodological, & practical diversity.” Keynote Address: 1st International Conference on Community Psychology, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Perkins, D.D., Brown, B.B., Long, D.A., Larsen, C., & Brown, G. (2004). Psychological predictors of neighborhood revitalization: A longitudinal and multi-level analysis. 5th Conference of the European Network for Community Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Perkins, D. D. (2003). Social Capital: Formal and Informal Community Cognitions, Behaviors, Networks, and Learning Organizations. Keynote Address: 4th National Congress on “Prevention in Schools and Communities: Development of Social Capital for Health Promotion and Prevention” University of Padova, Italy.

Perkins, D.D., & Long, D.A. (2002, March). Neighborhood sense of community and social capital: A multi-level analysis. Urban Affairs Association, Boston, MA. (Won Annual Fannie Mae Foundation/UAA Award for Best Paper in Housing or Community Development)

Perkins, D.D. (1998). Community psychology, planning and learning: A U.S. perspective on sustainable development. At Learning Communities, Regional Sustainability and the Learning Society: An International Symposium. (Keynote Speaker representing the United States of America, International Community Development Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia)

Perkins, D.D., & Brown, B.B. (1996). The psychology of urban community development. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada. (published in the journal Resources in Education and through the ERIC Document Reproduction Service and ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education)

Perkins, D.D. (1993) Individual and community empowerment through social policy. (Presentation and Chair: Empowerment theory, research and policy. Symposium at Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action, Willamsburg, VA. Participants: J. G. Kelly, K. I. Maton, T. Moore, D. D. Perkins, J. Rappaport, M. A. Zimmerman)

Perkins, D.D., Florin, P., Wandersman, A., Chavis, D.M., & Rich, R. (1985). The role of block organizations in community development and crime control. Presented to the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Perkins, D.D., & Cosden, C. (1982). Learned helplessness and attributional style in a clinical population. Presented at American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.