Psicología comunitaria y políticas sociales para el “Buen Vivir” en Ecuador

Translated title of the contribution: Community psychology and social policies for “Buen Vivir” [good living] in Ecuador

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Research results "Discourses and political practices in Ecuadorian society" held by the Group of Psychosocial Research at the Salesian University in the period 2012-2013 are presented, aimed at analyzing the social policies of the Ecuadorian State from the perspective their consistency with the principles of “Buen Vivir” (Good Living), which shape the political project of Ecuadorian society. Social policies and the prospect of the beneficiaries of these policies are analyzed. Allowing generate a reflection located, from which problematize the consistency of such social policies to achieve Good Living Society. The study results indicate the need and relevance of incorporating the community psychology approach to those policies, to move from a focus on social inclusion, to promote social cohesion approach.

Translated title of the contributionCommunity psychology and social policies for “Buen Vivir” [good living] in Ecuador
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)53-63
Number of pages11
JournalInteramerican Journal of Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


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