Community Psychology

Need it done in 4 days dy sunday teh 25th

Paper: Force Field Analysis (approximately 6 pages APA format)
The purpose of this assignment is for you to write about important social issue more deeply. In this assignment, you are writing a process. The force field analysis (FFA) is a systematic approach to understanding the root causes of a problem.

You will first construct an outline. The structure for this outline below. Your outline will be prefaced with about 2 paragraphs describing the overall social problem, as an introduction to the force field analysis. Steps 4-6 will be clarified and written out in about 4-6 paragraphs. Step 9 will be detailed and written out in about 2 paragraphs.

Choose a specific social problem and a specific population. The important part of this assignment is that you can ultimately demonstrate "the analytic process" itself. The chosen social problem is less important. This is not a research paper but a walk-through of a scholarly process of understanding a social problem. You can use demonstrate the FFA process through any social problem in any population.

A few social problems not allowed: teen pregnancy; binge/student drinking, and domestic violence. I am not saying these aren't social problems. I am saying they are too big for what you need to do.

You can choose something common or something unique and specific. For example, depression in casino floor workers in Atlantic City. Another wrote about high teacher turnover on Nantucket, MA. There are common choices too, such as homelessness in Nashua, NH. Tip: the paper will be easier, and you'll still get to demonstrate the process, if you choose something local and specific, with which you are already familiar because, again, it's not a research paper.

The FFA outline has 9 steps:

Step 1: Explicitly define what community or population is being considered

Step 2: Name the overall social problem in relation to the community being considered.

Step 3: List of causal factors at all levels of analysis (minimum 20 factors) What things contribute to this overall social problem? In practice as a consultant, you would gather this data from community members in some structured way, collaborating with them, keeping in mind that community members are indeed the true experts of their own situation and perspective. You would also conduct a literature review regarding this social problem. Make sure you list causal factors at multiple levels of analysis (individual-microsystem-organization-locality-macrosystem), and reference appropriate sources that support the inclusion of any causal factor which you don’t think would be obvious. If uncertain, offer a reference.

Step 4: Choose a factor from all those you named in Step 3. This is the factor you will try to eliminate. Note your rationale for picking this factor. From this point on, your focus is on this one causal factor. In a way, it’s now “the thing you hope to eliminate”. This is how social change happens.

Step 5: Describe the current situation related to this one factor.

Step 6: Describe the ideal situation related to this one factor.

This is approximately the half-way point in your paper. Steps 4-6 are written in paragraph format to make it very clear what one single, specific causal factor you have chosen, along with your rationale for choosing the one that you did. This is the turning point in the analysis as well.

Step 7: List the driving forces at all levels of analysis (minimum 10 driving forces.). What are existing resources and conditions that are helpful, that push towards the ideal situation already? These are things that if enhanced would help to eliminate the one single chosen factor. Do not put in here any suggestions or “good ideas”. Driving forces point to things that currently exist in this community, little glimmers of hope which push toward the ideal situation of eliminating the single chosen factor.

See attached file for more...

Search All Jobs:

Short Ebook Writer - Long Term

I am looking for a fabulous writer who is great at reading, writing and research and LOVES it! Is this you? I am looking to add a writer to my team, long term, someone who can write on numerous subjects with authority, passion and personality! The books will be on the short side - depending on...

  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $100
  • 3 months left

Rewriting Articles From Blogs

I'm looking for someone who has experience in: *SEO optimized Article Writing *Blogging * Fundamentals of Social Media Marketing Requirements: *Must write perfect English and have good grammar. *Is easy to communicate with...

  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $5
  • 8 months left

APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA Styles

Hello writers, We are searching for a number of writers on FINANCE, MANAGEMENT MEDICAL AND HEALTH to join our team of writers. Do not apply if you do not know anything to do with this styles. Academic writing, proposals, Press release and research would be of added advantage...

Skills Required: research finance management
  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $500
  • 6 months, 1 week left

Professional Article Writer Needed

I need a writer who are familiar with Ezine, Hubpages, Squidoo and Myblogguest. I will create account for this site and I need live articles on this site. I will pay $2.50 (including odesk Fee) per live article. This is going to be a long term job, if you can handle it properly.

  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $1000
  • 4 months left

Essay Writer

Please contact me if you are good at writing school application essay. Please list your price for one essay. The length of each essay around 800-1000 words.

  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $120
  • 7 months, 3 weeks left

Transcribing Short Audio Files (Weekly)

Each WEEKLY project will be to transcribe a total of six 3 minutes audio files (plus maybe 1-3 minutes more of additional audio files) for use in closed captioning projects. This could become a weekly project if all things go well. The text must be typed accurately typed...

Skills Required: stenography transcription
  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $30
  • 11 months left

A Long Team!must Good At Writing And Grammar!

NOTE:I ONLY NEED GOOD WRITERS We have a lot of articles need to write everyday. The rate is $2/ 500 words,and $3/700 words. The articles should be finish in 2 hours once you get the topic. your article will be sent to the manager to review. we only pay for good quality articles...

Skills Required: article-writing blog-writing
  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $200
  • 1 month left

Blog And Article Writer (Australia/English Language)

The blog is a resource for university students looking to start a career in taxation. You'll be writing 400 word articles on topics including finding a job, building a career, getting work experience, study and exam tips, industry news and resources as well as interviews with industry experts...

  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $140
  • 1 month left

A Professional Job Application Writer Needed For Long Term

I want someone who can apply to several jobs from multiple profiles of me using my id and password. This is a very simple job which only requires good English. Bid with your rate for writing 50 cover letters. NO UPFRONT PAYMENT...

  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $5
  • 3 months left

3000 Articles=3500$ Writers Only From Kenya, Estonia, Nepal, Namibia

i need 2 writers who have good experience in writing some articles and who write quality. all articles mast to pass copyscape no grammar or spelling errors. i have lots of articles like i said 3000. my payment is 1$ for 500 words if you write quality i will increase it...

  • Fixed Price Project
  • Max $3500
  • 3 months left

Job Details

  • Job Type
  • Fixed Price Job
  • Budget
  • $30-$250
  • Start Date
  • 03/21/2012 05:54:13 PM
  • Job Status
  • Job Expired