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Explaining positive deviance

Keith Ewald

Explaining positive deviance

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by Keith Ewald

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Written in English


Edition Notes

Taken from Sociology of sport journal, vol. 2, 1985, pp. 144-156.

SeriesSociology ofsport journal -- v.2
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19698825M

  Positive Deviance is based on the observation that in every community or organization, there are a few individuals or groups whose uncommon but successful behaviors and strategies have enabled them to find better solutions to problems than their fellows who face the same challenges and barriers and have access to same resources. Their extensions include methodologies and technologies for: Quickly identifying the positive deviants Efficiently gathering and organizing the positive deviant knowledge Motivating a willingness in others to adopt the positive deviant approaches Sustaining the change by others by integrating it.

  P ositive deviance occurs when the people of a community perform random acts of kindness towards other locals in order to improve the lives of others who share the same community. The positive . The Power of Positive Deviance Quotes Showing of 4 “It's easier to act your way into a new way of thinking, than think your way into a new way of acting.” ― Jerry Sternin, The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World's Toughest ProblemsCited by:

  That may help explain why Positive Deviance is not itself a Positive Deviant – there is a Positive Deviance Initiative, linked to Tufts University, which is dedicated to spreading the PD message, (eg via this handy biannual newsletter, but it really hasn’t caught on, at least not in the aid business. If any organizations have put it into.   The concept of positive deviance is the act of creating change within a specific area of a social norm. As such, identifying a problem within a particular society / community and discovering a minority within that community that are approaching th.


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Explaining positive deviance by Keith Ewald Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Power of Positive Deviance is a wonderful book about resisting the temptation to follow suit and accepting the unacceptable. It is about the belief that people can change if you give them the power and inspiration to own the process and solutions, with beautiful examples of how NOT playing an expert is the best expertise of all when it comes to helping people change their by: Sociologists argue that some of these attitudes and behaviors represent instances of positive deviance; in other words, they constitute positive deviance rather than deviance in general.

The authors argue that, as with deviance generally, positive deviance is applicable across time and place, and theorists have an obligation to develop the implications of that insight.

The book is about a process of solving tough, seemingly intractable problems via a method called "positive deviance". If there's a widespread issue such as malnutrition in a particular country there's bound to be a small subset of people who are not malnourished despite having access to the same I met the author of this book at the TEX Talks at Tufts University (Tufts Idea Exchange)/5.

Public sector reforms are commonplace in developing countries. Much of the literature about these reforms reflects on their failures. This paper asks about the successes and investigates which of two competing theories best explain why some reforms exhibit such positive deviance.

In The Power of Positive Deviance, the authors present a counterintuitive new approach to problem-solving. Their advice. Leverage positive deviants--the few individuals in a group who find unique 5/5(1).

The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World's Toughest Problems - Kindle edition by Pascale, Richard, Sternin, Jerry, Sternin, Monique.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World's Toughest /5(24).

Downloadable. Public sector reforms are commonplace in developing countries. Much of the literature about these reforms reflects on their failures.

This paper asks about the successes and investigates which of two competing theories best explain why some reforms exhibit such positive deviance.

These theories are called `solution- and leader-driven change´ and `problem-driven iterative. It refers to deviance as a label bestowed upon certain classes of behavior at certain times, which then becomes discredited, devalued, and often excluded.

In this case, the primary concern of the study of deviance is the construction, application, and impact of stigma labels.

Deviance, in a sociological context, describes actions or behaviors that violate informal social norms or formally-enacted rules. Among those who study social norms and their relation to deviance are sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and criminologists, all of whom investigate how norms change and are enforced over time.

Erich Goode is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University. He is the author of 11 books, mainly on deviance, crime, and drug use, which include Deviant Behavior (10th edition, ), Drugs in American Society (9th edition, ), and Justifiable Conduct: Self-Vindication in.

Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control provides a sociological examination of deviance and social control in d from the same author team’s successful text/reader version, this concise and student-friendly resource uses sociological theories to illuminate a variety of issues related to deviant behavior and societal reactions to deviance.

Downloadable (with restrictions). Public sector reforms are commonplace in developing countries. Much of the literature about these reforms reflects on their failures. This paper asks about the successes and investigates which of two competing theories best explain why some reforms are positive deviants: “solution- and leader-driven change” (SLDC) and “problem-driven iterative adaptation.

The positive deviance approach has the potential to address barriers to sensitive issues such as sexual and reproductive health. This chapter sets out the book’s goal, context, theories and. Émile Durkheim wrote that deviance can lead to positive social change.

Many Southerners had strong negative feelings about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, but history now honors him for his commitment and sacrifice. “The soul in the computer” is a very interesting book on Positive Deviance, which was written in by Barbara Waugh, a Human Resource executive at Hewlett-Packard.

The book explains, in a very practical and down-to-earth way, how to amplify Positive Deviance within the context of a corporation, as a way to catalyze changes to business. Question 1 – Explain what deviance is socially constructed means.

Discuss 2 types of positive deviance and 2 types of negative deviance which are socially constructed in the United States. Provide examples of each.

Deviance is socially constructed because it. In another story, the authors used positive deviance to help identify why some salespeople at a pharmaceutical company sold a lot of one particular drug while others didn’t. The authors tell us that a sign of positive deviance’s success was that sales increased on average for everyone.

Indeed, in a book on positive deviance as a process, Pascale and colleagues described it as “an awkward, oxymoronic term.” 6. Although it’s not certain when the term. positive deviance. came into use, I found the term first used in broadening the discipline of organizational behav-ior. Dodge initially defined deviance as neutral: “anyFile Size: KB.

‘positive deviants’ of public sector reform. Building on the positive deviance approach to understanding and facilitating change, the paper aims to explain the strategies that are associated with these abnormally successful interventions (Pascale, Sternin and Sternin ).

The goal is. Deviance has several functions: (a) it clarifies norms and increases conformity, (b) it strengthens social bonds among the people reacting to the deviant, and (c) it can help lead to positive social change.

Social ecology: Certain social and physical characteristics of urban. They view deviance as a key component of a functioning society.

Strain theory, social disorganization theory, and cultural deviance theory represent three functionalist perspectives on deviance in society.

Émile Durkheim: The Essential Nature of Deviance. Émile Durkheim believed that deviance is a necessary part of a successful society. The most efficient way to improve health is to use locally available, sustainable, and effective approaches.

In the s policy developers tested the concept that public health interventions could be designed around uncommon, beneficial health behaviours that some community members already practised. 1,2 This concept—known as positive deviance 3,4 —was used successfully to Cited by: Deviance acts in a positive way to reinforce ideas of right and wrong in society Deviance provides work.

Rather than looking at the individual, A Functionalist analysis of deviance begins with society as a whole. It looks for the source of deviance in the nature of society rather thanFile Size: 21KB.