Transitions and models of intervention.

  title={Transitions and models of intervention.},
  author={Paul R Silverman},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  • Paul R Silverman
  • Published 1982 in
    The Annals of the American Academy of Political…
All transitions are associated with change. People, basically conservative by nature, tend to resist change. Any intervention needs to consider that reactions to a transition are affected by prior experience, by the way transitions are viewed in an individual's social network, and by what learning opportunities are available. Responses can be viewed as typical under the circumstances, with rites of passage and helpers available to guide people in coping; or they can be viewed as a result of… CONTINUE READING