- Critical community psychology
- Liberation psychology<
- Decolonial psychology
Gordon Crean is interested in supporting processes of psycho-social transformation: the interrelated processes of psychological transformation (ex. development of communal sense of self, healing of internalized oppression and the psychological impacts of oppression) and social transformation (ex. building autonomy, direct action and protest, reform of existing institutions). He aims to do research in service and partnership with grassroots organizers, cultural workers and healers who work to sustain communities of resistance, care and love; spaces where psycho-social transformation occurs.