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1 NRS 493 Topic 4 DQ 2 Lewin's change theory where his most influential theory was his model of change process in human systems. This theory has a three-stage model of change known as the unfreezing-change- refreeze model that requires prior learning to be rejected and replaced. Lewins states behavior as “a dynamic balance of forces working in opposing directions” (Eldridge, n.d.). Unfreezing is the process that involves finding a method of making it possible for people to let go of an old pattern that was counterproductive in some way. Unfreezing is necessary to overcome the strains of individual resistance and group conformity. The use of the three methods can achieve unfreezing. First, increase the driving forces that direct behavior away from existing situations or status quo (Eldridge, n.d.). Second, decrease the restraining forces that negatively affect the movement from the existing equilibrium (Eldridge, n.d.). Third, find a combination of the two methods listed above (Eldridge, n.d.).

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