2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    
    Aug 17, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022)
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HUMN 8243D - Push and Pull of Understanding Human Services Problems: Force Field Analysis♦


(5 cr.)
Seeing social issues from other viewpoints is the pinnacle of the human services practitioner profession, and it is critical in human services research. In this course, students examine the step-by-step skills of Kurt Lewin’s force field analysis research to analyze the problems encountered by families, communities, and organizations. Force field analysis is a tool for understanding how human behavior (i.e., beliefs, attitudes, and cultural norms) influence actions and decisions. The course content outlines how to identify a problem, how to collect data and measure the driving forces and restraining forces that help and hinder the situation, and how to use the data strategically for informing decision makers on possible interventions and strategies toward solving the problem.
Prerequisites
  • HUMN 8206D or HUMN 8206

♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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