Frontiers in Group Dynamics: II. Channels of Group Life; Social Planning and Action Research

  • Lewin K
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Abstract

In the first of these articles, those aspects of group life which can be represented as an equilibrium in a phase space were considered. In the discussion of social equilibrium it was emphasized that for understanding social events, and for planning social action, a reference from the phase space to the total social field is usually necessary. As an example of such an analysis of a social field, certain problems of social channels will be discussed briefly in this second article. We shall then consider some general problems of social planning, with particular reference to the role of "action research " in bringing about social change.

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  • Kurt Lewin

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