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How does change happen?
Transcript of How does change happen?
The holy grail
self help gurus
Social cognitive theory
each affects the other
provide clear instructions
provide opportunity for
model the desired behaviour
praise effort, not ability
Theory of reasoned action
I want to
It feels good
Process of change
from Grouzet et al (2005)
redrawn from Schwartz (1992)
Values are dynamic
Gregory Maio et al, 2009
Strengthen Values you admire,
rather than trying to expunge those you don't.
Are we predominantly self interested?
Behaviours of empathic people
Cultivate curiosity about people you don't know...
Recognise and challenge prejudice and discover commonalities
Inspire mass action and social change
perfect working of the market
brains soft wired to be empathic
Frans de Waal
Mirror neurons absorb culture directly...
with each generation teaching the next by social sharing, imitation and observation.
identifying with the perspective of others
truth & reconciliation committee
Characterisitcs of highly empathic people
- most difficult,
but most powerful
Real social change possible
(feeling sorry for)
get beyond labels
an individual's impression of their own ability to perform a task
complex behaviour is learned through
the modification of simpler behaviours
individuals react to how they perceive the consequences of their behaviour
Drivers of behaviour
You have to plan for change
control, dominance over people and resources
Personal success through demonstrating
competence according to social standing
Understanding, appreciation, tolerance and protection for the welfare of all people and for nature
Preserving and enhancing the welfare of those with whom one is in frequent personal contact
Challenge assumed knowledge and notions of what is normal
Recognise and challenge stereotypes
Link local and global - find the connection to YOU
Promote critical thinking
Plan for change
Challenging barriers to Citizenship
Transformation learning theory
Pupils, in dialogue, integrate their own experience
"Pedagogy of the oppressed"
How does change happen?
People learn by
others and learn best when they identify with the person they're observing
A person's attitude, combined with subjective norms, forms his behavioral intention
shared emotional response
British Social attitudes survey
practise conversation with people
Inspire a revolution: Think of a cause you could use empathy to engage people