Beware of Group Attribution Errors in Change

Social Psychology is of great use for everybody that is about to plan a Change. Therefore I decided to start a new series that features some thoughts on Social Psychology and its concepts and theories. This time I want to talk about the  “Group Attribution Error” and that you better should know it befor doing any Change … More Beware of Group Attribution Errors in Change

How to use the Power of Ultimate Terms for Change

Social Psychology is of great use for everybody that is about to plan a Change. Therefore I decided to start a new series that features some thoughts on Social Psychology and its concepts and theories. This time I want to talk about “Ultimate Terms” that can be used for god or bad… There are words which … More How to use the Power of Ultimate Terms for Change

Change Psychology: Groupthink

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Groupthink Irving Janis developed a study on group decision making called Groupthink Theory. It is based … More Change Psychology: Groupthink

Changy Psychology: Group Attribution Error

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description Groups tend to behave in many ways like individuals, making decisions in similar ways. However, … More Changy Psychology: Group Attribution Error

Changy Psychology: Extrinsic Motivation

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description Extrinsic motivation is when I am motivated by external factors, as opposed to the internal … More Changy Psychology: Extrinsic Motivation

Changy Psychology: External Justification

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description When we do something that causes uncomfortable cognitive dissonance, we will have a greater tendency … More Changy Psychology: External Justification

Change Psychology: Extended Parallel Process Model

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description People who are threatened will take one of two courses of action: danger control or … More Change Psychology: Extended Parallel Process Model

Change Psychology: Explanatory Coherence

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description When we are trying to understand something, we will often build several candidate hypotheses as … More Change Psychology: Explanatory Coherence

Change Psychology: Expectancy Violations Theory

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description People have expectations about how other people should and will behave. Their reaction to the … More Change Psychology: Expectancy Violations Theory