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Theories of Change and Beyond

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Theories of Change and Beyond Resources


We invite you to participate as a researcher in finding and adding resources on transformational change.   This is a dynamic tool for you to add information you find to your HS 301 individual group's wiki as you do research for class projects (click on the "Sidebar" located on the right in the "View" mode--select the appropriate Class Wiki).  We encourage you to share not only titles (for example, the citation of a journal article, a book, a blog, or title of a digital media stream), but also the places you found the resources and the search strategies you found useful, as we have in the links below. Students will post to the topic areas on the sidebar located on the right.


Book Readings:


Glanz, K., Rimer, B., & Viswanath, K.  (2008).  Health Behavior and Health Education, 4th ed. Jossey-Bass Publishers. Read the sections provided in the PDF below.




DiClemente, R. Crosby, R., & Kegler, M.  (2002).  Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Research.  Jossey-Bass Publishers.  Read the sections provided in the PDF below.




Buchanan, D.  (2000).  An Ethic for Health Promotion. Oxford University Press.

Read the sections provided in the PDF below.






Peer Reviewed:


O'Donnell, M.  (2004).  Health Promotion Behaviors That Promote Self-Healing.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10 (1), S49-S60.


 health and self healing.pdf


Coherence, Brain Evolution, and the Unity of Consciousness The evolution of planetary consciousness in the light of brain coherence research

Montecucco, N.   (2006).  Coherence, Brain Evolution, and the Unity of Consciousness: The evolution of planetary consciousness in the light of brain coherence research.  World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, 62 (1/2), pp. 127-133. 7p; DOI: 10.1080/02604020500412790; (AN 19277101)

Abstract: The law of coherence helps us understand the physical force behind the increasing complexity of the evolutionary process, from quanta, to cells, to self-awareness and collective consciousness. The coherent electromagnetic field is the inner glue of every system, the “intelligent” energy–information communication that assures a cooperative and synergic behavior to all the components of the system, as a whole, allowing harmonious evolution and unity of consciousness. Neuropsychological experiments show that the different brain areas communicate with more or less coherence according to different states of consciousness: high values are correlated with states of psychophysical integrity and well-being, whereas low values with states of conflict and depression. If we expand isomorphically these brain discoveries, we will have four main general states of coherence: from disgregation to unity, which represents an important element, in the General System Theory, to differentiate between inanimate and animate system, and to understand how billions cells become a single living organism, and then how billions of human beings could eventually generate planetary consciousness. In this light the resolution of the global ecosystem crisis implicates human transformation from a low to a highly coherent state of consciousness. The key to the entire process seems to be the coherent nature of consciousness.
Search strategy: keyword search: "human transformation" and theory in Academic Search Premier, limited to Peer Reviewed.




Electronic Books:


Chapter 7: The Transtheoretical Model of Change. By Diane Grimley, James O.l Prochaska, Wayne F. Velicer, Linelle M. Blais, Carlo C. DiClemente.


Brinthaupt, T. M. & Lipka, R. P., eds.   (1994).  Changing the Self: Philosophies, Techniques, and Experiences.   Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1994.

Search strategy: keyword search in Cline Library catalog: self, change




YouTube and blog   Louise Hay: You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie  (3:54 Minutes)


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