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Kurt Lewin

4/21/12  Kurt  was Lewin (1890-1947) a famous. Born in Germany. charismatic psychologist who is now viewed as the father of social psychology. well known for his terms “life space” and “field theory”. Gestalt psychologist was a .

4/21/12 INFLUENTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF KURT LEWIN Click to edit Master subtitle style .

4/21/12  Field Theory  is a psychological theory which examines patterns of interaction between the individual and the total field. or .

and communication studies.-. and also a general term for group processes. In  . the fields of psychology. sociology. Group  Is Dynamics 4/21/12 the study of groups.a group is two or more individuals who are connected to each other by social relationships.

Force Field Analysis 4/21/12 •  is an influential development in the field of social science. •  is a management technique for diagnosing . originally social situations.  a framework for looking at the factors ("forces") that influence a situation.

 Driving Forces .are those forces affecting situations that are pushing in a particular direction. they tend to initiate a change and keep it going.are forces acting to restrain or decrease the driving forces.is reached Equilibrium . . 4/21/12 Restraining Forces .

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4/21/12 Using the technique .

4/21/12 The first step is to draw a box within which you write the decision.  For example you want to buy a new car. . Then you list all the helping and hindering forces.

In this case it is 7:11 so initially it looks like the decision to buy a new car will not be made because the .4/21/12 Having spent some time trying to think of all the forces in play you then assign a strength to each force between 1 and 5 where 1 is weak and 5 is strong: We can then add up the strengths of the forces to give a helping: hindering ratio.

---So by decreasing 4/21/12 .If we do want the decision to go ahead we can now look for ways to increase the helping forces and decrease the hindering forces. Which model: Would therefore also decrease from 3 to 1. 3 2 2 1 1 1 7 1 4 Looking at the hindering forces: Cost: If I leased a car then I could change this from 4 to 2. Time: As I don't have much time to look at other models I could always just buy the same model which would change this score from 4 to 1.

4/21/12  Action research  or  participatory action research   is a reflective process of progressive problem solving  led by individuals working with others in teams or as part of a " community of practice" to  .

.4/21/12 Group dynamics The interactions that influe nce the attitudes and behav ior of people when they are group ed with others through either choice or accidental circums tances.

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